Upcoming Events & Current Projects

RAISING THE STATUS OF WOMEN: Gender and Racial Equity in Homeownership, Income and Education 

We are so excited to invite you to an upcoming panel co-hosted by the Office for Women and the Office of Equity.     The event will feature a presentation of gender equity data on homeownership, income and education by the Greater Louisville Project, followed by a discussion by local and national experts.  The event is open to the public and will also be livestreamed on the Office for Women Facebook page.    

Economic Panel

 

OFFICE FOR WOMEN AMBASSADORS

The Office for Women Ambassadors is a six-month training program for women who represent the diverse communities across Metro Louisville. Our goal is to have one woman chosen from each of the 26 Metro Council Districts.

Through the program, participants will develop and hone their leadership skills, learn about issues impacting women, and explore government and community programs available to women. The OFW Ambassadors will serve as community liaisons, sharing out information about vital community services and communicating back to government about the needs of women in their communities.

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Eligibility Requirements for the OFW Ambassador Program:

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to and advocacy for improving the lives of women and/or girls.

Applicants must be 18 or older.

Applicants must live in one of the 26 Metro Council districts in Jefferson County.

Applicants must commit to attending all training sessions. The training dates for 2023 include: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15 and training will take place from approximately 8:30-4:30 each day. The training program is free, and food and transportation costs (bus tickets or parking) will be provided.

Apply today or nominate someone to serve! https://lnkd.in/gkDjbNEy  Applications are due November 15, 2022.

 

WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES

The Office for Women is gathering profiles of women-owned businesses to feature periodically throughout the year on our social media channels. Please complete the following survey and send us a headshot or a photo with your business to gretchen.hunt@louisvilleky.gov. Click here to register your business.

Women owned buisnesses

 

ADDRESSING DIAPER NEED

OFW has helped to convene organizations who address diaper need in Louisville. Nearly 1 in 3 families lack adequate resources to purchase diapers.  Diaper need is correlated with  adverse health outcomes including higher rates of post-partum depression, decreased child- parent attachment and increased ER visits due to diaper rash.  Diaper need is a barrier to employment, as children cannot go to daycare without diapers.  Find out more about diaper need here or contact the Louisville Diaper Bank to host a diaper drive.  To access diapers, visit 211.

 

Diaper need program

 

 

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