The Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) recently completed Hoosier INsight, a project designed to gain input from Indiana women through listening sessions and an online survey. The goal of the project was to better prioritize the issues affecting women and to begin establishing a statewide shared action plan to address these needs. The ICW compiled the information from the 17 listening sessions and the survey responses to create our first draft of the Hoosier INsight report. This report highlights the top five issues facing Hoosier women and includes strategies for communities to help alleviate these challenges.
Now the ICW is hosting Hoosier Women Speak, a debriefing meeting for community organizations and leaders to continue to work towards completing a community action plan. This meeting will provide a forum to discuss the findings from the Hoosier INsight project and create action steps that are measureable and obtainable. It also gives leaders an opportunity to begin a dialogue on how organizations can collaborate to positively impact Indiana.
The focus of this meeting will be on the issues previously determined through the Hoosier INsight project. Based on 1,100 responses from listening sessions and an online survey, the top five issues for Hoosier women are health issues, work-based issues, caregiving, leadership, and violence against women.
The meetings will be held simultaneously at Ivy Tech Campuses in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Sellersburg, and South Bend. Speakers at the Indianapolis location will be video broadcasted to the other five locations across the state.
Questions? Contact K.D. at KThurman@dwd.in.gov or 317.233.0566
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Indiana Commission for Women
The Indiana Commission for Women is committed to the full participation of women in all aspects of society in order to live, work and raise a family. ICW works to move Indiana women forward by understanding the needs of Indiana women and their families and by working strategically both within government and in our communities to help bring about positive solutions. We act as the voice of women, communicating their needs and concerns as well as their successes and contributions, so that they can become better connected to their communities and to the tools, resources and opportunities needed to find their own voice.