SERVING women in the high desert

Empowered Women Empower Women

Our Mission is to empower our diverse community of women through education, advocacy, and resources to enhance body, mind, and spirit.

Our online education videos can help you to learn and get inspired.

Our topics range from nutrition to managing stress and from dealing with dementia to goal setting! 

Read some of our success stories for inspiration!

Life isn’t always fair. No matter what life gives you,  you just have to embrace it and move forward. 

Would you like to become a TWF Sponsor?

Support our work by becoming a sponsor at one of our events! Click the link below to view some of our current sponsors.

About us

Our mission is to help empower women

Based on the reality that women belong to all strata and walks of life, we strive to build a bridge between successful women leaders, homemakers and entrepreneurs and women that need resources, career skills and support. From single mothers working to get back on their feet, to young women with career goals to patients with serious healthcare issues we strive to empower these women and help transform their lives and the lives of their families.

women of excellence

Meet the TWF Women of Excellence

The Today’s Woman Foundation Women of Excellence Award was created to identify local women in the High Desert who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. It is through this Award that we honor these women and their accomplishments. This award was established in 2017 as part of the annual Black Dress Affair Gala  celebration to honor the hard work and dedication of women leaders from across our High Desert.

2023 Women of Excellence












2023/24 event list


Do you want to be educated, entertained or inspired? Join us at one of our exciting events coming up soon. We would love to see you there! 

21 Nov.

Life, Love & Loss Grief Management Workshop

Barstow Senior Center 555 Melissa Ave Barstow, CA 92311
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM // Register at 760.256.5023 Ext 205

It is said that the death of a loved one leaves a “ring” of at least 9 immediate family members behind. The bonds continue- keep your loved ones memory alive as you continue to LIVE♥️


Mother & Children Christmas Gathering with Santa

A Private Event

Choice Medical Group


Bundles of Hope Workshop

A community-wide labor of love project established by our Foundation to support and encourage women who are in treatment for cancer.

Details to follow

12 Oct.

Black Dress Affair Gala

Courtyard by Marriott: 9619 Mariposa Rd Hesperia, Ca 92345
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a fun evening of celebration, conversation and inspiration! We will honor our 2024 Women of Excellence at the Gala!!!


What they're saying...

My kids and I are forever grateful. We went through a very difficult time but because of it, we got to meet all of you and that made it all worth it. Now, we have a new life, a new beginning, and a better understanding about how to approach life with knowledge, love and faith. Today’s Woman Foundation, thank you and may God bless all of you always.
A Self-Sufficiency Participant
Thank you very much for the cancer box, it is fabulous! I look forward to sending the second box to my friend in Chicago who has brain cancer. It will put a smile on her face. I have completed radiation and doing fine. Once again, this is a beautiful surprise. You are a grand organization to do this for us cancer persons. Thank you, thank you.
Judy D
Bundles of Hope recipient
I received a “Bundle of Hope” boxed gift from Melanie Ajanwachuku when I started chemotherapy last month. I felt like a little kid opening a birthday or Christmas gift. Such fun! It is delightful and so comforting. Almost immediately I began to wear the stocking cap and scarf as the mornings have been cold… Sincerely,
Bundles of Hope recipient
Happy cancer patient embracing her friend who is visiting her at home.

There is good in this world. And it's worth fighting for.

And how do we fight for the good that is in this world?  The best place to start is with our community.  It’s the people we surround ourselves with, who join us and become part of a great cause.

Hope and optimism are the fuel for that fight.  It’s an investment in tomorrow, believing in the capacity of women, and when we empower them, they in turn will empower others,. 

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Classroom Hours
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Bundles of Hope
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Training Graduates