Moving from Red to Green: Working Women in the Green Economy
Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation has launched the Moving from Red to Green: Working Women in the Green Economy initiative to connect women with green jobs and increase their participation in the emerging green economy. With generous support from the Walmart Foundation, BPW Foundation has established a pilot program and awarded $60,000 grants to four organizations to expand their capacity to engage and train women for green jobs. BPW Foundation is committed to creating successful workplaces and strengthening the U.S. workforce. To achieve this, the workforce must be inclusive. BPW Foundation strives to increase the number of women in better-paying, non-traditional fields and ensure that careers of the future are pursued equally by all genders. Moving from Red to Green: Working Women in the Green Economy explores women’s demand for green jobs and how to ensure that they are recruited, trained and retained in sustainable jobs. The Red to Green project will support opportunities for women with specific needs and challenges, including low and moderate income women, displaced women workers, under-represented populations and women veterans.