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

Save the date for the sixth annual Women United Breakfast. This event includes options for both in-person and virtual attendance. In-person registration is $50, and virtual registration is $20. Current Women United Builder and Connector members will receive a complimentary ticket. Learn more. 

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: The Majestic | Kankakee, IL

 

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: Wednesday, November 10th
Time: 8:00-9:00 AM
Location: Uplifted Bistro | Bradley, IL

 

VOLUNTEER

Santa's Workshop with Center of Hope

Women United is proud to volunteer with Center of Hope to help pack 500 baskets to spread holiday joy to local families!

Date: Wednesday, December 1st
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Center of Hope | Kankakee, IL

 


BECOME A MEMBER OF WOMEN UNITED

 


Thank you to our generous 2021 sponsors.

CONFIDENT SPONSOR

csl behring logo

 

DETERMINED SPONSOR

amita health st. mary's hospital

Are you interested in sponsoring Women United? Contact Kerstin 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