Equity for Women: An Interview with Emily Evans, Executive Director, Women's Foundation of Oregon

Today's interview is with Emily Evans. 

Born and raised in Ashland, Oregon, Emily Evans is the Executive Director at the Women's Foundation of Oregon - the only statewide, public foundation dedicated solely to promoting gender equity in Oregon. In 2015, Emily led the organization through an exciting inaugural year that included recruiting over 600 founding members, launching an ambitious three-year strategic plan, and surpassing $4.5M in total assets.  

Prior coming to the Women's Foundation, Emily spent five years as the Director of Foundation Relations at the Forum for Youth Investment, a nonprofit think tank in Washington DC. Emily has a long history of dedication to gender equity that includes:

  • Helping to launch the Women’s Leadership Institute in Washington DC;
  • Serving as President of the Women's Caucus at Syracuse University while getting her masters degree, and; 
  • Graduating from Bryn Mawr, a women's college outside of Philadelphia. 

I really enjoyed this conversation! Not only is Emily is a delightful person, full of joy and humor, but she's a life-long feminist and activist for women. We talked a lot about her family lineage of strong feminist women and what the data shows about the inequities facing women in Oregon.

If you're interested in the fight for women's equality, you don't want to miss this episode! Emily is a powerhouse of information and we dive pretty deep into her work at The Women's Foundation of Oregon and how she believes we can make a difference in the lives of women in the United States. 

I hope you enjoy!

With love,

Jessica