WOMEN UNITED™

WOMEN UNITED™ is a global giving circle of 70,000+ women leaders in more than 165 communities dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for everyone. Since 2002, this exclusive female giving circle has raised and invested more than $1.7billion. WOMEN UNITED™ launched in Greater Victoria in 2019 and currently has 40 members.

Vision:

To be a powerful force for social change, where women are key drivers of philanthropy in local communities, across the country and around the world through both giving and volunteering.

Membership and benefits:

Members have the opportunity to join a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities.

Benefits of getting involved include volunteering time, expertise and talent; networking and collaborating with key business and community leaders at exclusive events; and learning more about #UNIGNORABLE social issues facing our community.

To qualify for membership and recognition in WOMEN UNITED™, gifts of $1,200 and over (lump sum or monthly) must be made exclusively to United Way. Designations to external charities that are not part of United Way’s priority areas are excluded from recognition totals.

Chair and Vice-Chair

The Chair of Women United in Greater Victoria is Jane Logan. Jane is an award-winning Realtor® with Sutton Group West Coast Realty™ and has 30 years’ experience in navigating changing real estate markets in our local area. Jane has been consistently involved with a diverse range of volunteer and community activities, including serv­ing as a current Director of Pacific Opera Victoria and Member of their President’s Circle Committee, and also contributing to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Symphony, Our Place Society, the Canadian Red Cross®, The Canadian Cancer Society®, Victoria Hospice, The Lieutenant Governor’s Initiatives, and United Way Greater Victoria.

The Vice-Chair of Women United in Greater Victoria is Milica Ivaz. Milica is a senior financial consultant with IG Wealth Management. Milica is active in her community: she is a Champion for Camosun College Together for Health; served as Board Member with Community Living Victoria Foundation; volunteer with Saanich Water Polo School; Campus View Parent Advisory Committee and University Women’s Club of Victoria; and a supporter of United Way Greater Victoria. Milica is passionate about empowering women to be financially successful.

Impact

Last year, because of WOMEN UNITEDTM, 14 families found housing, 32 survivors of domestic abuse found healing and 25 Indigenous women found financial stability.

If you would like more information about WOMEN UNITED™, please contact Jennifer Young at jennifer@uwgv.ca