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Island Advantages: Maine Women’s Fund hires DISHS grad

The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girls’ economic security, has hired Deer Isle-Stonington High School 1997 graduate Lauren Webster LaFrance as Communications and Marketing Director. A Maine native, she’s a longtime resident of the Portland area but has also resided in Deer Isle, Strong, and on the border in Jackman. She

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Posted 07.23.2015 under News and Resources

Watch MWF Videos on Vimeo

FALMOUTH, Maine.  July 20, 2015 — The Maine Women’s Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women’s and girl’s economic security, has their own VIMEO Channel! Visit www.vimeo.com/mainewomensfund to watch vignettes showcasing the important work of current and former Economic Security Initiative Grant recipients and highlights from past Leadership Luncheons....Read more

Posted 07.20.2015 under News and Resources

PPH: Thursday's On the Move, July 16, 2015

by Melanie Creamer | Contributor

NEW HIRES
244813 MariaMaria Morrissette has joined...Read more

Posted 07.16.2015 under News and Resources

MWF CEO on Above the Fold - Rapid Fire Round Table, July 10, 2015

MWF CEO Sarah Ruef-Lindquist was on Above the Fold - Rapid Fire Round Table panel on July 10, with Alan Hinsey and three other guests, talking about local, regional, national and international news. View the video here.Read more

Posted 07.10.2015 under News and Resources

PBP: Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO, Maine Women’s Fund, to speak at June 25, 2015 meeting of West Bay Rotary

West Bay Rotary club member, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, will speak about the statewide public foundation that supports programs to build economic security for Maine

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Posted 06.25.2015 under News and Resources

PPH: Maine Women’s Fund honors those who have made a difference, May 19, 2015

A transgender teen, the CEO of WEX and shoe store chain Lamey Wellehan are among those recognized.

Posted 05.19.2015 under News and Resources

Q97.9: Maine Women’s Fund Helping Women and Girls Achieve Their Dreams, May 22, 2015

By Lori Voornas May 22, 2015 8:49 AM

         Maine Women’s Fund Facebook

The ultimate in ‘girl power‘! The Maine Women’s Fund is a public...Read more

Posted 05.15.2015 under News and Resources

BDN: Maine Women’s Fund CEO Discusses Issues Faced by Women and Girls in Maine at Maine Women’s Network Event

CAMDEN, Maine (April 27, 2015) – Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, CEO of the Maine Women’s Fund, spoke at the Maine Women’s Network event, “Women in Maine: State of the State” at Cappy’s in Camden, Maine last month.

At the event, Ruef-Lindquist focused on five dimensions that contribute to the quality of life and opportunity for women and girls: economic security, health, safety and wellbeing, as well as leadership and public life. She reviewed...Read more

Posted 04.27.2015 under News and Resources

PBP: Maine Women’s Fund awards grants to Wayfinder School, other organizations

PORTLAND — The Maine Women's Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women's and girl's economic security, has awarded grants totaling $98,000 to organizations

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Posted 04.19.2015 under News and Resources

The Karen Moran Leadership Fund: A Legacy to Cultivate Maine's Female Leadership

Imagine what Maine would look like if:

Women leaders represented half of the Maine legislature (instead of its current 30%)?

Women-owned businesses comprised half of Maine businesses (instead of its current 25%)?

Women led half of the largest employers in Maine (instead of the current 20%)?

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Posted 03.08.2015 under News and Resources

PBP: Maine Women’s Fund hires

Maine Women’s Fund hires two new staff members

Penobcot Bay Pilot, Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PORTLAND — The Maine Women's Fund, the only Maine foundation focused exclusively on advancing women's and girl's economic security, announces the hiring of two staff members.

Kelly Fitzpatrick Martin joined the staff in 2014 as Operations Manager. A native of Houlton, Kelly attended Bates College...Read more

Posted 02.17.2015 under News and Resources

The Coming Wealth Transfer

From MPBN’s Maine Calling:

Much has been made about impact of the baby boom generation - on everything from the divorce rate to health care to politics to the workplace. Well, here’s another one:  the baby boom generation will have a huge impact on how money is redistributed in this country. As boomers retire - or die - an estimated 59-trillion dollars will be passed on to heirs and to charities - 29-billion in...Read more

Posted 09.06.2014 under News and Resources

Maine Women’s Policy Center releases “Building a Prosperous Maine: A Roadmap to Economic Security for Women and Their Families”

On August 26, 2014, the Maine Women’s Policy Center released a set of policy recommendations to strengthen women’s economic security. The recommendations would bring workplace policies into the 21st century,  meet working families’ basic needs, ensure that children get a strong educational foundation and adults have the tools they need to support themselves and make sure all Maine people have access to a full range of...Read more

Posted 08.28.2014 under News and Resources

Sex Trafficking...in Maine?

by Sarah Ruef-Lindquist

At the Maine State Bar Association Annual Summer Meeting in Rockport in June, there was an unusual program for members of the bar. The program title "Sex Trafficking? We're in Maine!" stood out starkly from other continuing legal education program covering topics such as "Business Valuation" and "Civility Between Lawyers."

District Court Judge Joyce Wheeler,...Read more

Posted 08.23.2014 under News and Resources