A Path Appear(ed) at the Red River Theater

The documentary film ‘A Path Appears’ was shown at the Red River Theater in Concord last night. It was an incredible opportunity for the New Hampshire community to come together and learn about a topic that may be unexplored by many: human trafficking. The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation was able to host Jasmine Marino, who is […]

N.H.’s new laws protect women’s rights

The Eagle Tribune just released an article that shows the progress that women in New Hampshire made during this past legislative session. Below is a short quote from the article that summarizes the new laws: “The laws, adopted by the Legislature last session, do everything from bolstering domestic violence regulations to making sure women receive […]

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Equal Pay Report!

New report on equal pay in New Hampshire combines statistics and citizen feedback September 8nd, 2014 Concord, NH –The New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, the Gender Research Institute of Dartmouth and the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire have teamed up to create a new report called Understanding Equal Pay in the Granite State. The brainchild of NHWI […]

The Gender Pay Gap… It Still Exists

EQUAL PAY DAY: APRIL 8, 2014 The simple truth about the gender pay gap is that it still exists in nearly every occupation, in every state. It hasn’t budged in a decade: full-time, year-round  women workers are paid 77 percent of what men are paid, despite the fact that the Equal Pay Act was passed […]


Jules Pieri, successful entrepreneur, is coming to the New Hampshire Institiute of Politics!

On Tuesday, April 29th from 7:30-9:00am, Jules Pieri will be speaking at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. This event is open to the public, so take advantage of this and make it an ’empowering outing’ for you and your friends! Tickets are $25 each.

Landya McCafferty

Landya McCafferty Sworn in as judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord – the first woman to hold the job

Congratulations to Justice Landya McCafferty for being the first woman in New Hampshire to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in Concord. It was described as “the last of the firsts” for women in our state’s government. Check out the full article in the Concord Monitor here.

Breaking News: Pay Equity Bill for NH

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, and it’s long over due! New Hampshire (as well as Pennsylvania) has introduced Equal Pay bills! After learning about — and sharing with everyone we know, thanks to our Gender Matters series — just how relevant an issue the wage gap still is, this is pretty exciting news for […]

Op-Ed: Changing Realities for American Families

Not so long ago we could imagine that all American families were like those in “Leave it to Beaver” or “The Bobsey Twins,” with Mom in the kitchen and Dad out in the world earning a living for his family.  That isn’t the reality for all American families now (if it ever was). Women have […]

Event: Women, Work & Wages in NH; Public Forum

Mark your calendar – NHWI will be represented on the Women, Work, & Wages in NH Public Forum this Monday, August 12.  The event is co-sponsored by NH AFL-CIO and the NH Citizen’s Alliance to highlight and explore the status of equal pay in NH.  The current gender wage gap results in an estimated lifetime […]

NHWI Commends the NH House in Passing HB 501, Reestablishing a State Hourly Minimum Wage in New Hampshire

April 12, 2013 Chairman Andy Sanborn Senate Commerce Committee State House Room 302 107 N. Main Street Concord, NH 03301 RE: HB 501 Dear Chairman Sanborn: I am writing to you today in my capacity as the Chair of the New Hampshire Women’s Initiative (NHWI). The NHWI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 2011, […]

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