Background

 

For the past 100 years, the Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati (WCC) has been inviting residents to promote the common good. One issue at the forefront of our agenda is income inadequacy and its disproportionate harm to women and minorities. When any member of our community lacks access to employment or the ability to earn a living, it harms all of us.

 

Inspired by the dedication of Louise Spiegel, a subcommittee of the Status of Women was formed to advocate for the economic well-being of families in Cincinnati. The Louise Spiegel committee built on the PULSE: 2020 Jobs and Gender Outlook report of the Woman’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. The report identified barriers to economic self-sufficiency for women and provided a springboard for meaningful action. Our shared goal – to inspire positive change – led us to create the Thriving Cincinnati movement.