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Conquering Columbus: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

On the Conquering Columbus podcast, President and CEO Kelley Griesmer offers a paradigm-shifting view on gender equity. Listeners get to hear about Griesmer’s never-ending passion for change and how she breaks glass ceilings in her career. Tune in on your podcast app of choice or click here to listen.
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Public News Service: Ohio’s Gender Wage Gap: Women Earn 79 Cents for Every Dollar a Man Earns

“Historically – especially in American culture, but in most cultures – people have been taught that women have qualities that are weaker, that they’re less successful, that they’re less focused. All of that is entirely untrue,” said Kelley Griesmer, president and CEO of The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. “And the biases are the same […]
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The Columbus Dispatch: Women’s Fund of Central Ohio grants $50,000 to women of color groups

Written by Erica Thompson for The Columbus Dispatch The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio has awarded another round of unrestricted grants in support of women of color.This month, the foundation announced that it will provide $50,000 each to Zora’s House, Eryn PiNK Girl Empowerment and ThriveIN—all organizations led by Black women. The investment is part of […]
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The Columbus Dispatch: JPMorgan Chase invests $1.5 million in initiative for women of color

JPMorgan Chase is supporting an initiative to prepare women of color to change systems in Columbus. The financial institution has invested $1.5 million in an “equity design” institute, which will train women of color to develop solutions for challenges that could include anything from housing insecurity to lack of access to childcare. The institute is […]
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Columbus Business First: JPMorgan Chase spending $1.5M to empower women of color in Columbus

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday announced its investment, which will involve working in partnership with Zora’s House, the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and the Columbus College of Art & Design to create and fund an “equity design institute.”
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The Columbus Dispatch: Goldman Sachs donates to two Columbus groups to help Black women

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is proud to be a funding recipient for Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women initiative.
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Lioness Magazine: Goldman Sachs announces first round of investments and grants for One Million Black Women initiative

Twelve organizations nationwide, including The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, will receive strategic funding from this initiative.
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Black Enterprise: Goldman Sachs announces first round of capital investments and philanthropic grants

Goldman Sachs has announced the initial grants, capital investments, and philanthropic grants for its One Million Black Women Initiative, including a grant to The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio to support the Enduring Progress Initiative.
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Philanthropy Women: Women of color-led nonprofits struggle for survival funding: why?

“Listening to women of color and their lived experiences, and educating oneself about the topics of race and sex” are the responsiblity of every individual, said Kelley Griesmer, President & CEO of The Women’s Fund.
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The Metropreneur: Women’s Fund of Central Ohio awards Zora’s House with unique investment

Zora’s House is the inaugural recipient of funds from the Enduring Progress Initiative, The Women’s Fund’s bold new effort focused on breaking down systemic barriers to funding for women of color.
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