This committee-advised field of interest endowment supports organizations that help women achieve sustainable employment and earn their fullest potential.
Women at Work was a Pasadena-based nonprofit organization that started in the late 1970s to help women gain job and career development training. In its early years, the organization offered a resource room equipped with job listings and library books on women’s employment. It also hosted seminars and workshops on career field and career planning.
In its later years, the organization evolved to meet the demands of a growing technological society. Women At Work migrated more of its services to computer-based employment, for which resumes need special crafting. Also, in an attempt to streamline its operations to be more cost-effective, Women At Work formed strategic partnerships with the Flintridge Foundation, the Pasadena Public Library, and Pasadena City College that provided certified training sessions in specialized areas. Women at Work’s unique contribution to the employment field was its emphasis on self-appreciation, self-determination, confidence, and capabilities. Women At Work met women where they were with no necessary pre-qualifications.
Transition to PCF
After nearly 40 years in operation, the organization sunset in 2018. The organization had created a field of interest endowment with PCF in 2016 to ensure continuity for the unique niche Women At Work served as a nonprofit. The endowment continues to fund grants to other nonprofit organizations with a mission similar to that of Women At Work. It is also a legacy to the women who founded and participated in the organization.
Created April 2016