According to Texas Women’s Foundation (TXWF) Board Chair Hilda Galvan,
“Given the growth and dynamic nature of the Texas economy, it’s disturbing that Texas ranks near the bottom – 48th – in the list of best states to work for women. That ranking covers women in the workforce and women entrepreneurs, as well as the working poor and women living on the margins. Texas Women’s Foundation wants to change this narrative.
“Our wish this holiday season is that the community will make gifts to the Foundation to enable us to provide critically needed support to women and girls.
“Here’s the stark reality, and how we’re helping:
- “Full-time infant care in Texas is almost as expensive as college, at over $8,000 per year. TXWF is improving options for women and families to find affordable, quality child care.
- “Texas is ranked last in the nation for health insurance coverage for women. To bridge this gap, TXWF is broadening the safety net to expand access to healthcare, especially for uninsured and underinsured women.
- “Texas single mothers and single women are spending more than 50% of their income on housing. TXWF is investing in programs, services and facilities to expand women’s opportunities to have stable and affordable housing.
“Stand with us, and together we’ll make Texas a better place for working women.
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