About Women United: United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is joining a world-wide connection called Women United. Women United brings together like-minded women who want to use their skills, talents and resources to contribute to their community in a significant way. Women United builds on the strong legacy of Women in Leadership in our region. Women United members may be giving independently to the United Way, or jointly with their spouses or partners.
Local Network: The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington has 325 women leaders who make a difference in the community by supporting local programs that have a significant impact. The goal of Women United is to bring even more women and resources together under the United Way umbrella in order to change more lives for the better locally.
Local Issues, Local Impact: Women Leaders get a chance to join other like-minded women for a deep dive beneath the issues that affect people in the community. They can learn more and participate in discussions to help shape solutions to these issues.
Women Leaders can be active as philanthropists at many different levels, each with its own benefits and level of commitment: Visionary ($10,000+), Advocate ($5,000-9,999), Influencer ($1,200-4,999),
The United Way will offer opportunities and events to help Women Leaders learn more about local issues, to provide them with forums for learning and sharing their opinion, and to facilitate discussions that will shape solutions for the future.
Women United is an opportunity to:
- Network with other women in the community who share similar interests and are passionate about helping people in need
- Mentor young women leaders as they launch their careers, sharing with them the opportunity to use philanthropy to impact issues that matter to them personally
- Know more about the difference being made in the lives of thousands of people right here – meeting immediate needs, and addressing root causes of issues like youth homelessness, food access, the impact of poverty on families
- Access special tours and volunteer opportunities exclusive to Women United members
Women United Committee: Elizabeth Brown, Desiree Kennedy (co-chair), Jane Lapointe, Jennifer Lemieux, Leanne O’Mara, Gillian Sadinsky, Cathy Wilson, Michelle Wilson, Antje McNeely (co-chair)
Our Women United Committee is working on events to broaden your knowledge of some of the issues faced by women who are vulnerable in our region. We know that we have a high rate of female homelessness (higher than the Canadian average) and a high rate of human trafficking, addictions and mental health among women of all ages in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington.
And check out our blog posts about past events: