A press release: February 16, 2006

Albany, N.Y. – Armed with the knowledge that the number of female heads of households with children under age 18 living below the poverty rate in the Capital Region has increased steadily in the past decade and aware that just seven percent of all philanthropic dollars raised in the nation are earmarked for programs for women and girls, the Community Foundation for the Capital Region, United Way of Northeastern New York and United Way of Schenectady County have formed a unique collaboration to create the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region. The goal of the fund is to promote women’s economic self-sufficiency and create opportunities for girls.

Originally published in The Times Union, Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Researcher holds workshop and lecture in Capital Region today

Rachel Simmons had a classmate in third grade who would convince all of Simmons' friends to run away from her.

Originally published in The Times Union, Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lunafest, a touring film festival that showcases short films by, for and about women, is headed to Siena College's Key Auditorium in Loudonville at 7 p.m. Friday, May 9. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women's health, motherhood, body image, sexuality, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

An editorial originally published in The Times Union, November 16, 2007

November 16, 2007 at 10:12 am by Kristi Gustafson

Last night’s Sephora pre-opening party in Colonie Center drew 600 people from around the Capital Region and the line to get in the store extended down the mall past three stores. I imagine it was a loss prevention nightmare.

By AZRA HAQQIE

Originally published in The Times Union, Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Founding 500 - 500 women who contribute $500 each - is a work in progress dedicated to helping females attain independence and self-determination.