Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to build pathways to economic independence for America’s families, women, and girls.
WOW has a distinctive history in changing the landscape of women and work.
For more than 40 years, WOW has helped women learn to earn, with programs emphasizing literacy, technical and nontraditional skills, the welfare-to-work transition, career development, and retirement security.
Since 1964, WOW has trained more than 10,000 women for well-paid work in the DC area.
WOW leads the National Women’s Workforce Network, which is comprised of organizations committed to increasing women and girls’ access to well-paid work, the Family Economic Security Project (FES), and the Elder Economic Security Initiative (Initiative).