Established in 2002
$7M Endowment Fund
$1.7M Raised Last Year
Women United is a group of more than 750 women in Hampton Roads who are committed to helping women and children reach their potential. We serve this community, so your money and your efforts have local impact. We help women and children move out of crisis and into self-sufficiency. Our members strive to ignite change and make a difference.
Members give $1,000+ annually (or $42/paycheck) to become a member. You can make your contribution by clicking below or contact Sherri Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.853.8500 ext. 106 for more information.
Be part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to our mission.
Volunteer in our community with your family and alongside other members looking to create change.
Collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
February 2, 2019
Volunteer to feed the hungry at the 8th Annual Stone Soup.
January 23 and March 20, 2019
This two-part leadership series event is for members only. Dr. Doris Gomez, Dean of the School of Business and Leadership at Regent University will present: How to Develop Your Transformational & Authentic Leadership Style – Helping Each Other Get There.
April 25, 2019 – The Westin, Virginia Beach Town Center
Join us for the Women United Spring Luncheon to hear an update on Aspire, a Mobility Mentoring-informed partnership.
June 15, 2019
Help us retool the school at Day of Action!
October 17, 2019 – The Main, Norfolk Hilton
You won’t want to miss our biggest event of the year, the Women United 16th Annual Fall Luncheon. Last year we had over 800 women and raised over $1 million!
About Women United
Women United impacts the lives of women and children right here in our community. Our two-generational approach tackles multiple issues facing at-risk women and their families with the goal of moving them out of crisis and into self-sufficiency.
Our nationally-recognized network of women philanthropists unite year after year in an ongoing effort to bring groundbreaking solutions that improve lives. Our $7 million endowment is the largest of its kind in the country, thanks in part to our 10 for 10 program, which challenges 10 women each year to invest $10,000 in braking barriers for women and children.
Additionally, we’ve helped launch transformative initiatives based in research and best practices to create change in our community. In 2012, we launched United for Children to align community resources around the success of our children. This year, we are funding a pilot program that introduces an innovative model called Mobility Mentoring, which uses a proven coaching model to move families toward financial stability.
To learn more about Women United, download our 2018 Annual Report.
Board of Directors
2018 Chair | Waypoint Advisors
Women United Global Leadership Council | Sentara Healthcare
Women United Global Leadership Council | Community Leader
United Way Foundation Trustee | Community Leader
Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer
Ashley Dorroh Galler
Summit Group of Virginia
Dominion Enterprises (ret.)
United Way Board of Directors | Community Leader
Sandra Porter Leon