“At our core, we are a group of friends, neighbors, and individuals open to the concerns of San Diego women and children, and interested in coming together to learn about the issues and pool our funds for a greater impact.” — Christina Hastings, Zovio Solutions
Women United is a diverse network of over 100 professional, community-minded women who represent nearly every industry in San Diego County.
Women United raises awareness and much-needed funds to help solve community problems. The group has a simple goal: Mobilize the power of women to improve lives in our community. Members take action on issues that hit closest to home—in the areas of education and family stability—by giving, volunteering and advocating on behalf of women and children.
San Diego women look to Women United for meaningful philanthropic opportunities to learn and lead, network and support—with the goal of improving the lives of women and children in our region.
Who We Are
Be Bold. Be Engaged. Be Connected.
Women United is a powerful network made up of women from across all industries who are interested in creating authentic connections with each other and making a positive impact in San Diego County.
We are BOLD: We have bold goals for our region and bold goals for changing the lives of women, children, and families in San Diego County.
We are ENGAGED: Women United brings women together through engaged philanthropy. Through the Women United, our members are educated on the issues facing women and children and the proposed solutions to tackling those issues. Our members make important funding decisions to invest into targeted and purposeful initiatives.
We are CONNECTED: Women leaders create powerful connections. We create connections for our businesses and our careers, for our social lives, and for our community.
What We Do
Women United offers monthly engagement opportunities that are meaningful and flexible. From social events, to educational Impact Meetings, to our inspirational Women Driving Change Speaker Series, and custom, family-friendly volunteer opportunities – we strive to give members a way to connect with the community and each other.
There is no time commitment to join. We recognize that our council is made up of diverse professionals, so members can participate as often or as little they’d like!
How We Make an Impact
Women United Investment Strategies
As United Way donors, Women United members are committed to the mission of sparking breakthrough community action to elevate every child and family toward a brighter future. To do so in the most efficient and effective way possible means investing in sustainable systems-level change.
Each year, Women United members vote on how to invest the Women United Fund. These investments are embedded in multi-year strategy work to leverage current funding, expand the reach of United Way’s work, and cover new costs that might otherwise go unfunded. Our one-year investment in these strategies provides Women United with the flexibility to assess new needs each year.
Please join us in creating long-term community change! To join Women United, our members make a $1,000 annual gift directed to United Way. We welcome you to connect!
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