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Women's Empowerment Circle

The Women’s Empowerment Circle is an opportunity
to build community through connection, sustainable
philanthropy and education.
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Why it matters...

From the Senate to the C-suite, women are underrepresented and underpaid - and the disparities only increase for women of color. As Heart & Hand strives to empower all young people to realize their potential, we cannot ignore the challenges our girls face in reaching their goals. With the support of the Women's Empowerment Circle, Heart & Hand can continue to address intersectional barriers to success - such as sexism, racism and socioeconomic status - and invest in the next generation of female leaders.

The Women's Empowerment Circle redefines what it means to support a nonprofit. Members will have the opportunity to engage meaningfully with students and one another, learn about Heart & Hand's work, and raise funds for selected projects.


of Heart & Hand students are young women and girls.


of Heart & Hand girls identify as people of color.
"When women come together with a collective intention, magic happens."
- Phylicia Rashad

Did You Know...

• Across income levels, women are more likely to give, and give more, than their male counterparts.

• Women donate more to women's and girls' causes.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer together at Heart & Hand programs and support holiday activities.

Financial support

Invest $1,000 (or a personally meaningful amount) in Heart & Hand's Work.

Host events

Host a luncheon, wine tasting or other party to raise awareness and funds for Heart and Hand.

Share your experience

Support Heart & Hand emerging leaders through mock interviews, participating in panels, etc.


Engage in education opportunities on topics like poverty and anti-racism.

Direct your investment

Decide where funds raised should be directed within Heart & Hand programming.

How To Join The Women's Empowerment Circle


Meet with a current member to ensure it's a good fit.


Complete our commitment form.


Attend your first Women's Empowerment Circle Meeting.

Join the Circle

Contact Heart & Hand Development Director, Gwen Farnsworth, if you're interested in participating. | 303-757-2368
Email Gwen