Women United – United Way Alberta Capital Region

Women United

Join a movement of female leaders who are actively making change in the community.

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A global initiative delivered by United Ways around the world, this giving circle aims to bring together a collective of individuals who share a belief in the power of women, a commitment to social justice and workplace equality, and who are looking to develop a deeper connection to issues affecting their communities.

Women United is a growing movement of more than 70,000 women around the world dedicated to creating equal opportunity for all. Locally, this network of strong female philanthropists and their allies brings people together to create lasting social change.


Through Women United, donors will have the opportunity to:

  • Join community-minded women and allies focused on creating a world of opportunity for vulnerable people and families right here in the Edmonton region.
  • Be a part of a powerful collective of women whose vision of an equitable and just future where all female-identifying people can thrive drives meaningful social change for the betterment of our community, our workplaces, and society as a whole.
  • Build authentic connections and partnerships with individuals who share a belief in the power of women and a commitment to social justice and develop a deeper connection to issues affecting their community.
  • Mentor or be mentored by women who understand the challenges uniquely experienced by women and share knowledge and experience to overcome these barriers both in and outside the workplace.

Through mentorship, advocacy for mental wellness, and amplifying marginalized voices, Women United aims to empower women through mutual support— both its supporters and those in our community who are at risk of falling into and experiencing poverty.

United Way experts deeply connected to social issues in our region will be able to leverage the collective power of Women United to direct resources and supports to the areas of greatest need for our marginalized and vulnerable female-identifying neighbours.

Educate, Collaborate & Generate with Women United Connect

(Above) Women United participants filling backpacks in support of our Tools for School initiative.

(Above) Guests networking at Wonder of Women, Women United’s launch event, 2022. 

Women United Connect is an exclusive series of events for supporters to come together to learn about need in our community while becoming an active part of the solution. By addressing issues of equity for women and girls through connection, learning, empathy, and resilience, at Women United Connect events you will be empowered to create social impact through mutual support and collective action.

Connect events will be held quarterly each year.

Day of Caring Connect: Summer (July 11 and 13, 2023)

Take action at this hands-on volunteer opportunity connecting you with United Way’s Tools for School initiative. Help to lessen the financial burden on families with a limited income as well as single-parents – many of whom are women – by helping to ensure thousands of children in our region have the tools they need to help them succeed.

Network Connect: Fall 2023

Generate social and professional connections with Women United supporters, allies, and other community-minded people at this intentional networking event. Learn about an area of equity advocacy, share ideas, collaborate, and discuss how, by leveraging the collective power of Women United, you can be part of the solution.

Mentorship Connect: Winter 2024

Meet and network with local frontline agencies and organizations that offer mentorship resources to women and girls at this community partnership event. Activate your social purpose by building your awareness of the complexity of needs that exist, and the co-ordinated network of resources that address and support the success of women and girls through mentorship services.

Signature Connect: Spring 2024

Join supporters, allies, guests, and community leaders to celebrate the collective action and previous year’s impact of Women United. Learn about the fundraising results of this powerful local social movement and how, together, you have made a difference in the lives of women and girls in our community though your advocacy, generosity, and volunteerism.


  • Recognition in a Women United Honour Roll
  • Invitations to educational and networking events
  • Connection to the women and programs Women United supports
  • Updates on United Way’s work through regular newsletters
  • All Influencer benefits plus:
  • Opportunity, with permission, to be profiled as a community leader
  • All advocate benefits plus:
  • Recognition in a national, online Women United Honour Roll
  • Opportunity to attend a Women United event
  • Updates on United Way’s work through regular newsletters

Make the change you want to see in the world.

Over 60% of those accessing poverty supports are women. Your donation will help break the cycle of poverty for vulnerable women and girls in our community. Donate today.

Stay Connected

Sign up to find out about future Women United activities, events, mentorship, and volunteer opportunities.

Are you passionate about the power women have to create change?


By combining our collective power — financial resources, talents, and connections — with United Way’s network, not only are we building authentic relationships with community-minded women and allies, we’re also actively working to break the cycle of poverty affecting women and families in our region. When women thrive, the community thrives.

– Regina Davis, Women United Co-Chair