Why Women & Girls?

Like everywhere else in the world, here in North Texas women are the face of poverty.

  • 30% of all households in Dallas are headed by women, yet 53% of poor households are led by women
  • There are 161,000 female-headed households in North Texas living in poverty
  • On average, women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families, investing in women is investing in the social fabric that holds our local community together
  • Women and girls still face inequity and the best estimates put gender equity not being achieved in Texas until 2049
  • Just 9% of all philanthropic dollars go to women and girls

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