Women United

WE ARE WOMEN UNITED.

Women United harnesses the power and dedication of women leaders to transform local communities. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging - to each other, to  our mission, and to the communities we call home.


WE IGNITE CHANGE.

Since 2016, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has celebrated local female leaders at our annual Women United breakfast. This event has grown over the last several years, and we are excited to share that Women United has evolved into a network offering various engagement opportunities for women in Kankakee and Iroquois counties throughout the year. Through Women United, we seek to bring women together to further advance the mission of United Way to improve the lives of women and girls through fundraising events, service projects, and social opportunities.


WHY ENGAGE?

  • You'll be a part of a community of women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building strong communities.
  • Volunteer within our community alongside others looking to create change.
  • Network and collaborate with key 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.

LOCAL CALENDAR

LEARN

Women United Breakfast 2022

The 2022 Women United Breakfast took place on International Women's Day, March 8th, and raised $22,000 for programs serving women and girls in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. This exciting annual event featured inspiring local speakers and brought together over 200 people in-person and online. Thank you to all who attended and helped to make this event a success!

 

CONNECT

New Member Coffee

Join us for New Member Coffee! This event is open to new members, women who are interested in joining Women United, and current Women United members. This is a casual networking hour to meet other local women and learn more about Women United. 

Date: Friday, July 8th  |  Time: TDB  | Location: TBD

Date: Saturday, September 10th  |  Time: TBD   |  Location: Kankakee County Farmer's Market  

 

VOLUNTEER

Spring 2022 Kindness Project

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming Kindness Project!

 


BECOME A MEMBER OF WOMEN UNITED

 


Thank you to our generous 2022 sponsors.

CONFIDENT SPONSOR

csl behring logo

 

DETERMINED SPONSOR

amita health st. mary's hospital

Are you interested in sponsoring Women United? Contact Melina at womenunited@myunitedway.org.


 

Women United is led by a group of community volunteers, who represent the community at large. 
Sarah Marion, Kris Harms, Maureen Powell, Sarah Powers, Christy Smith, Mary Thomson, and Amber Turner.

 

Women United