Women United - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Women United

Join community-minded changemakers focused on creating a world of opportunity for women and girls in the Edmonton region.

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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 bring people together to create lasting social change.

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.

Besides the rewarding opportunity to take action in the community, through Women United you can:

  • 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 women and girls 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.

Educate, Collaborate & Generate with Women United Connect

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

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 throughout the 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 – Blanket Exercise: November 1 & 2, 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.

Signature Connect: April 18, 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.

Mentorship Connect: 2024 TBD

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 coordinated network of resources that address and support the success of women and girls through mentorship services.

Let's Change Lives Together.

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?