Thanks to The Equipoise Fund, ESPC has been able to take The Gender Lens Project to communities all over Wyoming. The Gender Lens Project has shared information about how and why women fit into policy discussions–and how and why we get overlooked in policy discussions–with everyone from Legislators to supporters of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra. Already, there has been a shift in awareness around issues that are sometimes thought of as “gender neutral” and a gradual realization that policies that have been considered women-specific–like childcare–are actually good for everyone.
“It feels like there is a genuine shift in the Overton Window and ESPC’s whole team and I are proud to be leading that shift.”
-Jen Simon, Senior Policy Adviser
Leap Into Leadership Conference sponsorship
“Working with The Equipoise Fund really made the difference! Their gift helped us not only host the event, but also gave two women, who may not have been able to come otherwise, the opportunity to attend on scholarship. That is why we are all here – to help women soar!”
-Kate Debow Hayes, Wyoming Women’s Legislative Caucus Planning Coordinator
“Girls Actively Participating! (GAP!) is grateful to The Equipoise Fund for providing the means for a nine week pilot program at Moran Elementary School during the fall of 2020. GAP! worked with girls in second through fifth grades, providing a space to be brave while experimenting with concepts related to communication, self-esteem, social-emotional learning, and self-care through games, role play, conversation, and artistic expression.”
General operating support
“We are so grateful to The Equipoise Fund (TEF) for investing in change for Wyoming women and girls in 2020. With TEF’s help, WYWF launched a grassroots advocacy effort called “Power Advocates” to engage more people around the state to weigh in on policy changes affecting economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls. When COVID-19 emerged, support from The Equipoise Fund helped WYWF respond quickly with resources for nonprofits, individuals and programs to access assistance. Thank you!”
-Rebekah Smith, WYWF Director
“The Wyoming Latina Youth Conference-Virtual Conference-2020, included 125 participants from eight different schools attending throughout the State of Wyoming. We created a welcoming atmosphere for the discussions and networking with young Latina women in the 5th through the 12th grades. The Equipoise Fund’s (TEF) power of giving and spirit of philanthropy helps us to fulfill our mission, which brings smiles and wonderful experiences to young Latinas throughout the state of Wyoming. TEF’s charitable giving offers young Latinas opportunities to achieve academic success and to dream of a better future!”
– Dr. Cecelia Aragon, Wyoming Latina Youth Conference Executive Director
2020 Annual Conference sponsorship
“We are pleased to report that Womentum’s 2020 Women in Leadership Summit was a smashing success! On the afternoon of November 13th, we hosted our first virtual summit, Women Who Lead: Equality, Courage, and Compassion. All three workshops: What Makes Being a Female Leader Different, Fear of Change/Fear of Failure, and A Conversation about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion were especially relevant and timely. We had almost 300 registrations for the day with an average of 175 participating live throughout the five hours of programming.”
Click on the workshop links to watch the workshop recordings!
– Samantha Eddy, Womentum Executive Director