Women United

Are you a woman looking to get involved in your community?

Women United members are community leaders who are focused on empowering and inspiring women to lead community-wide change that improves the lives of those in north central Iowa. Membership is comprised of caring citizens who contribute $250 or more annually to United Way of North Central Iowa. 

Save the Date! Our 2nd Annual Power of the Purse auction will be held November 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW in Clear Lake. 


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Donation Contact Information

Women United is a program within the United Way of North Central Iowa. Women United is led by its members – women across Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Hancock, Worth, Franklin, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Kossuth counties. Women United’s mission is to reduce the impact of gender-based economic inequality on female-led households. We believe this can be accomplished when women target resources, build relationships, and exchange knowledge. Women United connects women with each other, and with the people impacted by their donations, volunteerism, and activism.


Women United members collectively decide to invest in Women United grants to fund projects and initiatives that address under-resourced female-led homes. Women United recognizes the power of women to drive change in our community. As such, applications ought to focus on initiatives, projects, or programs that specifically seek to support, empower, or engage women and young women leading under-resourced households.


Funding requests are reviewed quarterly by Women United members. 

Women United is about women helping women.

Women United aims to bring together women throughout the North Central Iowa community to leverage their time, talents, and treasure for collective impact.  The sum of the activities and interactions of Women United members is to create lasting change within their chosen issue area.

Focus & Initiatives

Helping women and families in our community succeed 
Women United has been instrumental in empowering women in our community to overcome challenges and barriers to success. Women United on funding programs and initiatives that breakdown barriers for female-led households

Member Benefits

Be a Community Impact Leader
Share your ideas and build relationships with group members, United Way staff, and community leaders in a variety of fun and meaningful settings

Lead Change
Be a part of United Way’s movement to inspire change in education, financial stability, and health. You have an opportunity to support societal change and make history

Network with community leaders, receive special invitations, and early ticket access to events. 


Our Mission

Women United

Join us for a Women United Social

Women United members and those interested in learning more are invited to join us at Brix Wine and Whiskey, located at 107 S. Delaware in Mason City from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Women United Socials are an opportunity to socialize and discuss important topics in the areas of women, philanthropy, and business. All are welcome to join us!

2023 Women United Social Dates and Topics


No Social in July

Date: January 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Poverty

Date: February 2nd, 2023 5:00 p.m. - Topic: Economics of Poverty

March 2, 2023 5:00 p.m.

Date: April 6, 2023 5:00p.m. Topic: Female Empowerment

Date: May 4, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Inequality

Date: June 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Leadership

Date: August 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Work-Life Balance

Date: September 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Poverty and Childhood Development

Date: October 5, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Homelessness

Date: November 2, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Women and Money

Date: December 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Topic: Working Parents