Advocacy, Research, Training


Need customized statistics? Need additional information? WOW’s research demonstrate what people need to achieve economic security, trains service providers, educates individuals, assists employers and works with the federal, state and local governments on advancing policy solutions for the issues facing working women and families.

WOW’s Basic Economic Security Tables™ (BEST) Index and the Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index) measure the income workers and elders need to achieve security in specific cities, counties and states, and reflect a modern economy and contemporary understanding of how families achieve financial stability.

For nearly half a century, WOW has worked throughout the country and in its home community of Washington, DC to fight for programs and resources to prepare women and girls for jobs that will support them and their families.  WOW has organized coalitions across the country to improve access for women and girls to education and training, open doors to non-traditional jobs, and link women to the work supports they need to improve their economic well-being.

Partners, service providers, policymakers, employers, and educators: See How We Can Help You.

If you have any questions, contact Vivian Staples, 202-464-1596.

Wider Opportunities for Women
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