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

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 data from the “2015 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Maine.” More than 3,000 individuals were interviewed in August of 2014 for the report.

“Consistent with data that already existed, our survey confirmed that Maine women and girls are facing many economic challenges in this rural state that affect quality of life for them and their families,” said Ruef-Lindquist. “Although Maine is an attractive place to live, more is needed to fully achieve economic success and improve everyone’s quality of life.”

As CEO, Ruef-Lindquist is instrumental in the Maine Women’s Fund’s philanthropic efforts and community outreach. With a background as a lawyer, trust officer and philanthropic advisor, she has extensive experience in estate planning, financial services and philanthropy. Joining the fund in 2012, she was appointed to Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women last year.

Find the complete 2015 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Maine on the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.maine.gov/sos/2-2015WCReport.pdf.

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Posted 04.27.2015 under News and Resources