Promoting Her Economic Opportunity
Mind Trekkers: STEM Programming in Door County

On April 10, 2015, two thousand students had an opportunity to “get on their geek” at the Door-Kewaunee Science and Engineering Festival.  This Mind Trekkers program was  sponsored by local and state corporations, the Women’s Fund of Door County and Michigan Tech University.  The next day, many of the students brought their families back to do many of the same experiments.

Environmental and social barriers continue to block women’s participation and progress in Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women who enter STEM fields can achieve careers which provide stability for themselves and their families. 

Through efforts like this, we can prepare young students in the science fields as well as inspire them to consider STEM-related careers in their future.  Door County, Wisconsin and our nation need young people with technical skills to grow our economy and address local, national and global challenges.

Building Her Future
Women's Fund of Door County
Door County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 802
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-1786
“We've seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you'll join me as an unbridled optimist."

Warren Buffet

With the generosity of people like you, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants and partnered with:

  • Financial Fitness Programs for girls
  • Financial Literacy Workshops for women of all ages
  • Confidential money management counseling
  • Learning in Retirement
  • Money Management Counselors

Between 60% and 70% of clients seeking money management counseling are women. That’s double what it was in 2011.

Money Management Counselors

With the generosity of people like you, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants and partnered with:

  • Mind Trekkers—a STEM Initiative
  • Starting Over for nontraditional female students
  • Girls Learning About Manufacturing (GLAM)
  • Tech Girls grades 3 to 8
  • NWTC Nursing Courses
  • Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership

Ann’s Story: Investing in Educational Opportunities

Ann’s husband was a successful physician.  In their early 70s, they moved from Illinois to make Door County their permanent home.  Less than two years later, Ann’s beloved husband of 45 years died suddenly of a heart attack.

For the first time in her married life, Ann was now responsible for managing her own finances.  Having lived a comfortable life all these years, she was shocked to receive credit card bills from 12 different banks collectively totaling $140,000.  Ann had no idea what to do.

Thankfully, a local money management counselor was able to help Ann start over.  The counselor helped Ann cancel some of her debt and work through the rest of it.

Today, Ann is healing, making friends, and enjoying her life again.  She is also deeply appreciative that the Women’s Fund helps support financial literacy programs to help women like her.

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