Job growth in our region is not likely to result in uniform prosperity for both genders. A recently-released report, undertaken by the leadership of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, unpacks this prediction and illustrates the impact for marginalized populations.
Otterbein University, in partnership with Bowling Green State University and the University of Findlay, hosted a two-day Women in Philanthropy Summit to start the conversation around improving gender equality by investing in women, as well as the power of women in philanthropy. Keynote speakers were Dr. MusimbiKanyoro, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, and Katie Koch, senior portfolio strategist and chief of staff for the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Office of the Chairman, United Kingdom, in addition to many other speakers and panels.
Despite the broad assumption that gender equality has been achieved in the United States, the past several years have brought little improvement to the economic challenges that low-income women face in the United States. They, and their children, continue to disproportionately live in poverty. With lower education, training, and work experience paired with their responsibilities as primary caregivers, low-income women persistently face significant challenges as they pursue employment.
How will health insurance coverage for women change?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates new rules about health insurance and healthcare to:
• Reduce the number of uninsured women
• Increase the number of women’s health services that all health insurance plans cover
• Limit how much women and their families pay in insurance premiums, co-pays and deductibles
This report affirms that gender and age matter when it comes to charitable giving.