We are putting the power of research to work from one corner of our state to the other.

we've released our 2013 statewide research on the status of women and girls in Colorado that  includes a look at a variety of indicators. 

This annual research will keep us informed and ready to find innovative and meaningful ways to advance women in all facets of life across our state. In preparation for this project, we conducted a listening tour and worked with research organizations throughout the state of Colorado to assess the extent to which current research initiatives were using a gender lens and covering key issue areas of concern to Colorado’s women and girls.

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The results of our new research – The 2013 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Colorado – were shared during our 2013 Research Summit held June 12, 2013 at the University of Denver.  This report is the most comprehensive research commissioned to date by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado.  We partnered with the Institute of Women’s Policy Research to create this report.

The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado aims to provide reliable data to help empower communities across the state to build on the successes of women and girls as well as  effectively address the diverse needs and realities of their lives.  This report addresses this need by analyzing how women and girls in Colorado fare in five topical areas (which were informed by our 2012 Listening Tour) that profoundly shape their lives: economic security and poverty; employment and earnings; educational opportunity; personal safety; and community leadership.  We will use this research to inform the focused and strategic work of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and it is our intent for this report to be a valuable resource to our communities in every corner of the state. 


  1. Become familiar with our report findings and educate others.  Download a copy of the full 160-page report or the 20-page Executive Summary here.   For printed copies of the report or for more information, please contact us at wfco@wfco.org.
  2. Login and create your own member profile to join our Ready To Act! Online Community.
  3. Donate now to support our work to change these statistics by creating systemic change and investing in organizations doing exceptional work for Colorado’s women and girls.
  4. Attend one of our regional Community Conversations about the research!  This fall we’re taking the research on the road and organizing sessions for people to learn more about it and discuss ideas for action throughout the state.  Click here for more information. 




WFCO Status of Women and Girls in Colorado Research Report 2013

Download a copy of the full 160-page report here

Download a copy of the 20-page Executive Summary here

Need more information?  Email us at wfco@wfco.org

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