WoW stands for Women Of Worth. And worth is not defined exclusively as monetary worth.
WoW is a powerful, passionate network of women who influence change in our community through focused investment of our time, talent and resources. This unique driving force leads positive social change by creating standards of achievement. We work together toward common goals to help more families in Marion County succeed and reach self-sufficiency. The signature initiative of WoW is ReadingPals – United Way's early childhood literacy initiative helping struggling kindergarten students work on their reading skills.
This group of women came together in 2004 to launch a powerful force for good in our community, to bring women together as a unique driving force and inspire them to ignite their passion for leading change in the community. The Council promotes community involvement and philanthropic giving among women in our community with the purpose of furthering United Way's community-based agenda.
Women of Worth now includes more than 80 members. Donors who give at the $1,000 Leadership Level are invited to become members. For women not at this donation level, a membership gift of $125 will enroll them in the group.
WoW members have learned about community issues over the past year and are ready to decide, within the general mission of United Way of Marion County, how to focus their dollars on a special area of interest. Worth brings into play the caring, feminine side of women while at the same time their strength, both in terms of resolve and financial resources. Women traditionally care for their children and for the elderly of their families and the community. Members demonstarate a strong commitment to caring and share the common belief that positive social change happens when new standards of achievement are set and communities work together for a common goal.
Join Women's Leadership Council, WoW and connect to a group of local women who are dedicated to building a better Marion County.
You’ll be a part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.
- Volunteer within our community alongside others looking to create change.
- Network and collaborate with local women business and community leaders at exclusive events.
- Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
- Advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.