Women's Economic Equity Project

Knowledge Center

The goal of the Women’s Economic Equity (WEE) Project was to support low-income, rural women to move into jobs that pay the Living Income Standard (LIS). Central to the Foundation’s approach is the role of networks -- connecting available resources rather than creating new organizations -- in building economic opportunity for women. Participating sites were asked to identify employment sectors (e.g., high-tech, manufacturing, and health care) that had living income standard jobs in the designated counties or regions. Sites were then asked to identify career pathways within those sectors to help women chart a course toward targeted jobs that facilitated financial self-sufficiency. A learning report is available here. Guidebook and additional materials are available upon request.