The future is hers.

Michigan Women Forward has a vision where women and girls are empowered to be leaders, inventors, dreamers and doers.

That’s why we’ve been dedicated to women’s success and equal opportunity for more than 33 years. We’ve made countless strides, but our work is far from over.

Help us. Help her. Help shape an equal future for Michigan women.

Our Pillars

Woman Up

#WomanUp

Women’s Entrepreneurship programs, mentorship opportunities and investments break barriers and open doors for MI female entrepreneurs.

Invested
$3.3M

to help over 200 women start and grow businesses

386

jobs created by MWF client companies

Over
12,300

women have sought MWF help to start a business

#UGOGirls

Young Women Leader camps teach middle and high schoolers they are part of an Unstoppable Generation of Girls, preparing them for academic and career success.

100%

of middle and high school campers now plan to graduate from college

76%

of middle schoolers will now consider a career in STEM

99%

of girls ages 10-14 met a successful female role model at camp

#BehindEveryWoman

We know the strength #BehindEveryWoman. That’s why we pinpoint issues that disproportionately affect females and champion social and economic equality.

Founded Enough SAID to fund the testing & investigation of
11,341

neglected rape kits in Detroit

828

serial rapists identified

2,845

sexual assault investigations completed

#HerStory

Honoring Michigan’s female trailblazers to inspire the women and girls of today and tomorrow.

HerStory

323

superstars inducted into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

33,240

Michiganders reached through #HERStory exhibits across the state

Over
1,000

objects and documents in the #HERStory Historical Center collections