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Leaders in the Community Inspiring Change

What is the Women United difference?

Women United is a global, growing force of over 70,000 women dedicated to creating lasting change and lifting up communities. Embodying these principles, the Omaha Chapter was formed in 2008 and grounded in the belief that addressing the most critical local needs will advocate and inspire transformative change within our community. With gifts of $1,500 and above to United Way of the Midlands, Women United targets educational and volunteer opportunities that assist our members in gaining deeper, first-hand knowledge of the most crucial issues that face our community.

Successful past initiatives include: Train to Gain – Women United partnered with Collective Youth to provide high-quality, research-based training to school staff on tactics that help children be successful in the program and the classroom; Opportunity Youth – Women United completed a successful three-year campaign for Alliance to help connect young adults, ages 16-24, who are facing a variety of challenges with school and/or work; Shine Bright  Women United purchased and assembled boxes of hygiene items for Kindergarten, sixth-, and ninth-grade students to ensure each student had the tools they needed to feel good and succeed in the classroom. And the most recent initiative, Mental Health First Aid: United in Heart and Mind, will increase awareness and access to Mental Health First Aid training.

Women United members strengthen our community, advocate and inspire change, and enact a positive difference through their investment in the work of United Way of the Midlands. 

Women United Bi-Annual Summit

Please join us as we celebrate the impact of Women United’s previous investments and launch our newest initiative, Mental Health First Aid: United in Heart and Mind. With the increased focus on mental health in our community, we are honored to have Carole Boye, President and CEO, Community Alliance; Dr. David Cates, Director of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Medicine; and  Crystal Fuller, Senior Manager of Prevention Services, Region Six Behavioral Health.

Kindly RSVP by April 14 with the form below:

For questions, please contact womenunited@uwmidlands.org.

Our Annual Impact

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members

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raised for Opportunity Youth

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Opportunity Youth connected
to school or work

Why Engage?

When you make a qualifying gift to UWM, you’ll receive opportunities to…
Align with Women United members
to tackle community issues
Participate in exclusive events
and volunteer 
opportunities
Attend educational and networking opportunities
Receive recognition and visibility
at key UWM events

How to Get Involved

There are a variety of ways for Women United members to actively participate in the group, such as holding a leadership role, heading up specific projects or working from home to promote the group. Some specific opportunities include the following —

 

  • Event planning: lunch & learns, member party, social events, annual events
  • Managing our membership list
  • Preparing newsletters and Facebook content

For more information or to express interest in getting involved, visit unitedwaymidlands.org/womenunited,
contact womenunited@uwmidlands.org or follow Women United on Facebook.

DOES YOUR COMPANY RUN A UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN?

You can donate $1,500 and check the Women United box when you fill out the electronic or paper pledge form to join us!
To support Women United’s initiative, you can also choose to designate your funds to Opportunity Youth on our donation forms.

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