Women United

Powerful Women Driving Change

“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, Illumina

Women United is a powerful network of women looking to connect, grow, and inspire.  Whether through cross-industry networking events, volunteerism, or hearing from an inspirational speaker- Women United members have a passion for giving back to the community and supporting one another as they look to make a positive impact on the lives of women and children in San Diego.

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!


For More Info About Women United

Women United Events

Emerging Leaders & Women United: CEO Spotlight

September 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Women United: Virutal Women Who Wine

July 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Women United: Networking in Normal Heights

February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm