When women thrive, our families and communities prosper. To provide a look at how women are faring across the state, the California Budget & Policy Center, in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of California, has created the California Women’s Well-Being Index. This new web-based resource is the first-ever comprehensive, composite measure of women’s well-being in California. It brings together over two dozen indicators across five “dimensions” of well-being — Personal Safety, Health, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment — and provides data for each of California’s 58 counties along with statewide data broken down by race and ethnicity.
By presenting this wealth of information in an interactive, highly accessible format, the Index highlights where women are faring relatively well — and where we must do better in helping them to advance.
Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and San Diego Grantmakers are pleased to invite you to a webinar that will discuss the California Women’s Well-Being Index, highlight key findings, and explore the implications for philanthropy and for our communities.
Chris Hoene, Executive Director of the California Budget & Policy Center and Surina Khan, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Foundation of California will present the Index and discuss how it serves as a valuable resource for funders and their grantees.
Next, an expert panel of respondents will dive deeper into the data and explore how they can be used to advance gender equity and create opportunities for women and their families. Panelists confirmed are Sarah Dawe of Women Give San Diego, Elena Chavez Quezada of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and Beatriz Solis of The California Endowment.