United Way of Lake County established Women United (WU) in 2006. This small group of committed women developed the first edition of the Success By 6's Kindergarten Readiness Calendar and workbook. Over the years, WU members have continued their commitment to ensuring children living in Lake County are prepared for kindergarten and ready to succeed through philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism.
In late 2013, Women United was reinvigorated to provide a larger platform for engagement and impact. Since then, WU has become a powerful network of 135+ women and has raised and granted more than $1.2 million to local early childhood education programs.
Women United is a global movement championed by United Way Worldwide. This global network includes 55,000+ women in 165 communities across six countries.
These women make up the single most successful organization of its kind, having raised more than $2 billion since its inception in 2002, and affecting worldwide change in real ways. Yet, the contributions of these women leaders go beyond financial donations: they get involved, shake things up and create great change.
We invite you to be part of the solution happening worldwide and in your community. If you're interested in learning more about membership with Women United of Lake County, click here.
To learn more about the Women United, contact Jessica Ceisel at (847) 775-1021 or Jessica.Ceisel@uwlakeco.org.