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Here we post articles related to commentary on current events; opinion pieces written by our staff, CEO, board members, grant partners, allies; and any other blog posts that express an opinion not related to public policy or workforce.
End Forced Sterilization

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Reproductive rights are essential to the safety and wellbeing of all women. However, the specific reproductive issues faced by women of color are often left out of the mainstream reproductive rights movement.

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This is a sneak preview of all the exciting things that have been happening at the Foundation since Surina Khan became CEO. Stay tuned for more blog posts about our Women's Policy Institute, giving circles, grantmaking initiatives and advocacy work we're doing through the Stronger California coalition.
Women GO! giving circle

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Kathryn was a dear friend and we will miss her terribly. The celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 4 PM at the Stanford Faculty Club.

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This Mother's Day join us in celebrating strong women in our lives. Share a photo and fill in the blank: My mother (grandmother, sister, friend) is fierce because __________.

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Today is Michelle Ramos-Burkhart's last day at the Women's Foundation of California. She has been our incredible Program Officer, Giving Circles and has done an incredible job spearheading our first Giving Circle Conference, creating important collaborative giving curricula and simply managing a powerful and inspiring network of formidable women philanthropists from all over the state. In this article, she bids us farewell and shares her wisdom with us, and you. Thank you, Michelle. We will miss you.
People's Momentum Award contest

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In line with the rules and regulations of our contest, we needed to disqualify some of the organizations nominated in our People's Momentum Award....

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Essie Justice Group is a new organization launched by our Soros Justice Fellow, Gina Clayton. We are proud to incubate and fiscally sponsor Gina's organization. This past weekend, Essie brought women with incarcerated loved ones together to connect, bond, start a new organization—and a new movement.
Apply for our WPI-Riverside fellowship

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We're expanding our groundbreaking Women's Policy Institute to Riverside County! We are looking to create a powerhouse team of 20 county-level policy advocates who are ready to roll up their sleeves and learn how to articulate and shape real policy solutions to modern-day, complex challenges their communities face.
Karuna Jaggar on the Daily Show

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Watch Karuna Jaggar, a graduate of the Women's Policy Institute and executive director of Breast Cancer Action, talks with the hilarious Samantha Bee (The Daily Show) about "pink fracking."
WRAP graduation

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Karen Shain speaks to the graduates of the Solano County Women's Re-Entry Achievement Program (WRAP). This program provides services for mothers and mothers-to-be who are recently released from jail or prison.

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