Nicola Schulze, Author at Women's Foundation California

Celebrating Our Collective Strength

We are still basking in the joy and power that infused our Legislative Reception last week. All of us at Women’s […]

Advancing Policy at the Intersection of Gender-based Violence and Housing

In a space dedicated to fostering relationships that have long been siloed, the recent Advancing Policy at the Intersection of […]

From Raquel Willis to The Election Turnout

photo of Michelle Meow with author and activist Raquel Willis in conversation with WFC CEO Bia Vieira. We’re halfway through Feminist March […]

Investing in Transgender and Gender Expansive Communities

We take pride in prioritizing grants for organizations supporting the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) community. Recipients include the […]

Apply Now and Shape Our Feminist Future like SPI Alum Héctor

What moves our movement forward? Our Solís Policy Institute alums like Héctor T. Plascencia. Héctor is a movement consultant, community […]

Give the gift of change

The holiday season is upon us and so is the pressure to take part in mass consumerism. This is a […]

L.A. City Council: “This is about power.”

Protesters outside Los Angeles City Hall on Oct. 12. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Last weekend, a recording of the racist tirades […]

5 Reasons You Need to Know about SB 1017

We are living through the greatest housing crisis of our time. The potential of eviction and worries about next month’s […]

Whether it’s the Golden Globes or the Oscars, Award Shows Fail Us

Finally.  After 79 years, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez became the first trans actress to win a Golden Globe last month for […]

Mj Rodriguez Deserved an Emmy

artwork of Mj Rodriguez by @arpintero We know award shows always give us complex feelings, and the Emmys are no […]

Bills, Bills, Bills

Representation matters whether it’s on the silver screen, in the halls of congress, or in our state legislature. And our […]

Micah Bazant: Coloring Book Conversations

What do caterpillars, food, and reading queer speculative fiction have in common? The answer is visual artist Micah Bazant. Using […]

5 Feminist Moments From the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Surprise! Sexism and racism were alive and well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. From Sha’Carri Richardson’s ridiculous suspension to the […]

Cece Carpio: Drawing = Activism

With a little acrylic, ink, and spray paint, Cece Carpio creates moving portraits of everyday people in her community. As […]

The Financial Education Every Feminist Needs

By Mary MacVean Larkapor Moo would like to buy a house, and she’s certain she’s not alone among the women […]

Taking Care of One Another 💞

Our Women’s Policy Institute is built by people who have been through the program themselves. WPI Alum Marisol, Libby, and […]

Shine Bright Like Diamond ✨

Diamond Lee knows that we are in this together. Recounting her experience working in LA county to improve outcomes for […]

Launching The Continuum

Womxn make history. We break records and build community. We cultivate power and create new possibilities. This Womxn’s History Month, […]

4 Black Policy Movers and Shakers You Should Know

It’s no secret that we have an amazing network of powerful change-makers, especially our WPI alum. Our alum work to […]

Investing in Black Excellence

As Women’s Foundation California, we are investing an additional $300,000 this month in Black-led organizations across the state working on […]

Culture Moves Us Forward

Culture moves us forward. In this unprecedented year, we are more confident than ever in the power of culture to […]

Women’s Foundation California at Sundance This Sunday!

To start this year off, we’ve partnered up with Sundance and MACRO Lodge for a virtual event this Sunday, January […]

Disappointed, but not Defeated

We wanted to see a Black womxn continue to represent our state in the Senate and we organized accordingly. Ultimately, […]

Women’s Foundation California Supports Domestic Violence Nonprofits

Originally posted on Yahoo Finance Alliance-based initiatives led by The New York Women’s Foundation, Women’s Foundation California and Chicago Foundation […]

The Woman Behind ‘The Three Mothers’- Anna Malaika Tubbs

This month Women’s Foundation California is in conversation Anna Malakia Tubbs, Cambridge Ph.D.candidate in Sociology and a Bill and Melinda Gates […]

We’re Here For #GivingTuesday

WPI alum from Classes of 2018 and 2017 at a convening at State Capitol UPDATE: Thanks to the tremendous generosity […]

Support WPI on #GivingTuesday

The Women’s Policy Institute Alum network shows up for each other. This year on #GivingTuesday we are showing up for […]

Holy Moly Holly Mitchell!

Did you know the most powerful local government body in the country is now run by womxn?!  This month state […]

Moving Money, Making History

We are moving money. We are shifting priorities. We are creating a California where the laws and budgets reflect who […]

National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives Letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris

Women’s Foundation California cosigned a letter to President-elect Biden & Vice President-elect Harris urging them to place young women of […]

Funding Our Feminist Future

Earlier this month, we launched our Liberation grants as part of the Relief and Resilience Fund. This first cycle of […]

Election 2020: Feminist Propositions & Leaders

We are celebrating some significant victories this election cycle in the push towards racial, economic, and gender justice. From the […]

Welcome Women’s Policy Institute-State Class of 2021!

Women’s Foundation California is proud to introduce you to the 18th cohort of the Women’s Policy Institute- State Class of 2021! As we […]

Igniting & Funding Civic Engagement

Election years are important opportunities to share information about voter registration, education, and advocacy. It’s how we strengthen our democracy […]

Our Feminist Guide to CA Propositions 2020

To help you navigate California’s ballot this season we are weighing in on four propositions that are inextricably linked to […]

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Today, we are outraged by the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor, but we are not surprised. We are keeping […]

Let’s Get to Work!

Each week take action and build feminist political power. What is Gender Justice Wednesday? We know the next three months […]

9 Bills You Need to Know on the Governor’s Desk

With most bills stalled due to the Coronavirus, our WPI fellows quickly pivoted to advocate for WPI alum and WFC […]

Envisioning a World With No Barriers to Black Healing with Yolo from BEAM

Yolo Akili Robinson is the Founder and CEO of Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM). He began his career in […]

Be the Leader this Moment Demands

Representation matters, especially in politics. In a system constructed and dominated by white men, it’s clear we need more women, […]

WFC on Women’s Equality Day

Today is #WomensEqualityDay, the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Back in 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was […]

CA Fires: Investing in Resilience

California is on fire. As we continue to battle a global pandemic and unrelenting violent acts of racism, these fires […]

Biden Could Create Change – A Black Woman VP Will Transform Our Culture

Read WFC CEO Surina Khan’s thoughts about the vice presidential selection and how it affirms the pervasive racism and sexism […]

Interview with FreeFrom’s Sonya Passi: Discover the Organization Leading Survivors to Financial Freedom

FreeFrom envisions a world where survivors have sustaining income, savings and credit with which to build wealth and the resources […]

5 Feminists on the Radical Resistance of Self Care

As we face a second wave of the coronavirus, an economic crisis and a national movement confronting our country’s racism, […]

Watch Our Leading with the Heart Series

What is Leading with the Heart? “Leading with the Heart” is a monthly virtual gathering of women leaders engaged in […]

Black Health Matters: Defining Radical Care with Karen A. Scott, MD

A 2019 WPI Alum and OBGYN at UCSF, Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG has worked on Black maternal health for […]

Growing & Staying Grounded

To restore our spirits and pursue a little self-care, the staff at WFC is spending some much needed time outside, […]

Women’s Foundation California Welcomes New Board Members Eunisses Hernandez and Aria Sa’id

Please join us in welcoming Eunisses Hernandez (left) and Aria Sa’id (right) to the Board of Directors of the Women’s […]

WFC Statement on DACA Supreme Court Ruling

In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the administration’s plan to dismantle an Obama-era program […]

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