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.
The work of Today’s Woman Foundation began as an annual women’s expo in the High Desert in 2000 with a focus on preventative healthcare, offering women tools to enhance their physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
From that original idea, the founders Anna Sugi, Mary Grove and Lisa Price had a goal of creating an organization to uplift and enhance the lives of women throughout the High Desert. As they worked toward that goal, the Today’s Woman Foundation was formed and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2005 to serve as a women’s network that would uplift and enrich the lives of women and their families in the areas of education, healthcare and support for patients with serious healthcare issues.
Through fundraising efforts, scholarships were given to local women to advance their education and job skills. Financial awards were also provided annually to women who were experiencing serious health challenges. The annual Today’s Woman Expo attracted attendance of over 2,500 people each year who benefitted from a diversity of local resources and services including breast exams, mammograms, and career counseling.
In 2015, a committed board of directors embraced the vision of supporting women to enhance their physical, emotional, and spiritual health and they developed programs targeting women of all generations, including some of the most vulnerable in the community.