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December 17, 2013 by Women's Fund

NAWBO Visionary Awards

Women entrepreneurs were honored at the annual NAWBO-Indianapolis Visionary Awards luncheon -- and Women's Fund was there for the celebration.


November 29, 2016 by Deanna Gonzales

Give 20 + Tell 20


November 7, 2013 by Women's Fund

Dear Friends of Women's Fund - a letter from Julie Manning Magid and Jennifer Pope Baker

Your support of Women's Fund is making a difference in the lives of women and girls in central Indiana. Julie Manning Magid, Advisory Board Chair, and Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director, share an update on the year-to-date with friends of Women's Fund.


November 1, 2012 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana - October 2012

From celebrating the Indiana Fever's championship run to welcoming Billie Jean King in December, here's a look at recent happenings and big announcements from Women's Fund in October.


October 25, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Smashing Tennis Star and Champion for Equality to Visit Indianapolis

Billie Jean King, legendary tennis star and champion for women and girls, both on and off the court, is visiting Indianapolis December 10, 2012. Will you be there?


October 23, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Indiana Fever Champions Inspire Girls to Imagine Possibilities

Indiana Fever earn a WNBA title and inspire girls, and countless others in the community, in the process.


October 7, 2014 by Women's Fund

A Snapshot of The Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy Event

Last week, Women's Fund hosted The Power of Women’s Fund Philanthropy, featuring Academy Award winner Geena Davis. Here's a "snapshot" of the event.


September 16, 2014 by Kelly Young

Getting Down to Business with Sara Morris

“Getting Down to Business” is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana involved with - and supportive of Women's Fund of Central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Sara Morris - mom, wife, photographer, storyteller, world traveler, entrepreneur, and much more.


August 26, 2014 by Women's Fund

Women's Fund Recognized by Integrating Woman Leaders

Every year, Integrating Woman Leaders, Inc. (IWL) selects an Indiana not-for-profit organization as its Charity Spotlight Award Recipient. This year Women's Fund was selected. Learn about IWL and how the two organizations we are empowering women to be the best they can be.


August 14, 2012 by Women's Fund

Q&A with Dan Philpott

Meet Dan Philpott, Women's Fund Advisory Board member, community volunteer, banker, and a father who strives to prepare his children - and others, through Women's Fund outreach programs.


August 2, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Sharing Memories and History through StoryCorps

Women's Fund had the opportunity to share a piece of our history and personal moments with StoryCorps, through a recent conversation between Jane Schlegel, Advisory Board Chair 2000-2001, and Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director.


July 31, 2012 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - July 2012

A monthly update on July happenings at Women's Fund.


July 25, 2013 by Jennifer Pletcher

Teens become Artists as they GO Wild for Tape!

GO: Give Back 6th-12th grade students are not only leading GO Ahead & Play... they have become artists, in partnership with Project Home Indy residents, as they transformed a piano using only Duck Tape - and teamwork!


July 24, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Imagining a Nation Where Family Leave is Not Questioned

Family leave is a hotly debated topic, and even moreso in recent months with statements made by prominent executive mothers. Creating and growing policies that work for more families and employers is critical and needs additional attention.


July 16, 2013 by Kelly Young

Getting Down to Business with Karen Gentleman and Gentleman McCarty

"Getting Down to Business" is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in cental Indiana. This month, we are excited to feature Karen Gentleman, owner of Gentleman McCarty and one of the "founding mothers" of Women's Fund.


July 2, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - June 2013

A monthly update of happenings at Women's Fund of Indiana - June, 2013.


June 3, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - May 2014

May is a favorite month for many. Find out why it was a favorite for Women's Fund: from NEXT, being named a Charity Spotlight, and a new Title Sponsor for Power of Women's Fund Philanthropy.


May 31, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - May 2013

A monthly update on happenings at Women's Fund.


May 28, 2013 by Kelly Young

Getting Down to Business with Elaine Bedel and Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc.

"Getting Down to Business" is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in cental Indiana. This month, we are excited to feature Elaine Bedel, president and founder of Bedel Financial Consulting, Inc., speaker, author, advocate, world traveler and Advisory Board Vice Chair of Women's Fund.


May 14, 2013 by Women's Fund

Getting to Know Wendy Yerkes

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Wendy Yerkes - one of our first board members, a mother of two, a community volunteer, a mentor, a tutor and a passionate pet lover.


May 10, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

History in the Making: Sixteen Years of Growth and Success

As Women's Fund celebrates our 16th anniversary, I took a look through history and found some key moments since we were founded in 1996. Learn more!


May 8, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Sweet Sixteen Celebration Gathers Dynamic Group of Leaders

Women's Fund celebrated our "Sweet Sixteen" anniversary with past and current board members. View a few photos of these dynamic community leaders and read their hopes for the next sixteen years of Women's Fund and why Women's Fund is important to them.


April 18, 2013 by Kelly Young

Getting Down to Business: Kari Strolberg and Eventful Marketing Solutions

“Getting Down to Business” is our new monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Kari Strolberg, owner of Eventful Marketing Solutions and partner in Detail + Design. We caught up with her during her busy season (she's the event planner for Komen Indy Race for the Cure and several Indy 500 events) to find out more about one of Indy's top special event planners.


April 16, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

When Tragedy Strikes, Philanthropic Spirit Prevails

As a mother, past half marathoner, and concerned citizen, Abigail shares her thoughts on the tragedy that struck the city of Boston yesterday.


April 4, 2013 by Women's Fund

Getting to Know Melina Kennedy

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Melina Kennedy - a mother, community volunteer, communications professional, advocate for women and girls, and former competitive figure skater who still loves to skate.


April 2, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - March 2013

From visits to Dress for Success Indianapolis and La Plaza to discussions about feminism and GO Ahead & Play activity, March was an action-packed month for Women's Fund.


March 21, 2013 by Women's Fund

Getting to Know Lynne Bir

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Lynne Bir - a community volunteer, marketing professional, ex-officio Advisory Board member, OPTIONS 9 alumnae member, and an avid swimmer, running and triathlete.


March 19, 2013 by Abigail Coleman

Freeze Frame: March Photos of the Month!

A few favorite photos of the month, from GO students live on the set to OPTIONS participants in a group, from a strong and successful businesswoman to a bit of inspiration.


February 28, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - February 2013

A monthly update on happenings from Women's Fund: grants guidelines now available, Vice Chair Elaine Bedel receives distinguished award, GO Ahead & Play full steam ahead with many great sponsors and developments, and congratulations to Ann Murtlow, newly-named CEO of United Way of Central Indiana.


February 25, 2014 by Women's Fund

Getting Down to Business with Lalaine Smith

“Getting Down to Business” is our monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Lalaine Smith DDS - dentist, wife, mom, volunteer, traveler, and much more.


February 19, 2013 by Women's Fund

Trends for 2013 - What's Trending for You?

After googling "2013 trends for women," Angela E. White, CFRE, has decided to focus on leadership and impact trends rather than fashion and beauty. Read what inspired her to do so - and why she hopes you will join her.


February 13, 2013 by Women's Fund

Getting to Know Lily Pai

Each month, Women's Fund will introduce you to one of our dedicated supporters through a Q & A series. This month, it's our pleasure to introduce you to Lily Pai - an architect & design consultant, volunteer, ex-officio Advisory Board member, OPTIONS 12 alumnae member, and award-winning jewelry-maker.


February 11, 2014 by Women's Fund

What Melissa Would Tell Her 18-Year-Old Self

In 2014, Women's Fund will make a bold announcement regarding funding for emerging adult women, ages 18-24. As a way to introduce this and begin to create a connection, we have asked several women to answer the question: "What would I tell my 18-year-old self?" Their responses will be posted monthly. This month Melissa Proffitt Reese shares what she would tell her 18-year-old self.


February 7, 2013 by Kelly Young

Getting Down to Business: Becca Hanson and 14 Districts

“Getting Down to Business” is our new monthly feature of female entrepreneurs in central Indiana. This month, we are excited to introduce you to Rebecca Hanson, owner of 14 Districts, world traveler, OPTIONS Class 13 member and fashion extraordinaire.


February 4, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - January 2014

A monthly update from Women's Fund. From cold weather to warm welcomes, new board members to new class members, planning meetings to cancelled meetings, January was a busy (and crazy) month for Women's Fund.


February 2, 2013 by Women's Fund

Invest in the Ripple Effect

Julie Manning Magid shares an opinion piece with the Indianapolis Business Journal on the importance and benefits of increasing women's presence on boards.


January 31, 2013 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - January 2013

A monthly update on Women's Fund happenings from Jennifer Pope Baker, Executive Director.


January 16, 2013 by Women's Fund

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Announces 2013 Advisory Board Members

Women's Fund announces new Advisory Board members: Brenda S. Horn, Anita Joshi, MD, Melina Kennedy, and Wendy V. Yerkes. Ex-Officio members Lynne Bir and Jennifer Rawe also join, and Julie Manning Magid continues as Chair and Elaine E. Bedel, CFP, as Vice Chair.


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