OHIO WOMEN INC. (OWI) was founded in 1977 to bring women together to foster cooperation and collaboration to improve the lives of women and girls in Ohio. OWI has promoted equality for Ohio women, recognized women leaders making a difference, and created resources to foster equal opportunity.
One special day for women is in August. On August 26, 1920, after three generations of an unrelenting, brilliant, courageous, political campaign, women in the United States won the right to vote. This anniversary is celebrated each year as Women’s Equality Day. Take the opportunity to visit The National Women’s History Project at http://www.nwhp.org/news/equalityday.php for more information. For a suffrage music video:
Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYQhRCs9IHM
The purpose of the OWI site looking to help women and girls in numerous ways.
- A list of women’s organizations in Ohio will increase networking opportunities. Besides designating one page for the total collection of organizations, we have divided them into categories: health, sports, employment, spiritual, advocacy/political, ending violence education, and entertainment. Certain organizations are listed in more than one category.
- A calendar of events concerning women’s and girl’s events is also provided on the site in order to foster the communication and involvement of all Ohio women and girls. OWI provides you with the date, location, organizers, cost and more information provided by the organizations.
- OWI invites you to also view the history of Ohio Women’s, Inc. in order to learn more about our organization and how it has developed its mission for women and girls throughout the years.
- Information on joining state board and commissions focuses on gaining equality in Ohio’s government. The web pages in this are still in the development stage. If you have suggestions, please let OWI know.
- Finally, the Janet Orrtung-Morrow Fund is an organization that offers grants to women and girls in Ohio. In the future, look for the web pages that will explain more about Dr. Orrtung-Morrow and her fund.