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WFRI to Host Women's Well Being Index Launch Discussion

WFRI to Host Women's Well Being Index Launch Discussion

Women's Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI) will be hosting a free, online discussion with the launch of the Rhode Island Women's Well Being Index. The event will focus on how the online tool highlights the economic hardship Rhode Island women have faced even before the pandemic, opening the discussion to strategize new ideas to better our future.

PR Newswire

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Women's Fund of Rhode Island (WFRI), a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, announced the launch of a new centralized online tool. The Women's Well Being Index measures women and girls' status in Rhode Island on various measures and ranks them by city/town or county.

Known as the Rhode Island Women's Well-Being Index and located online at, the tool is a multifaceted, composite database that consists of five "dimensions," including Health, Personal Safety, Employment and Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. Each dimension comprises multiple indicators that have been standardized and then used to rank Rhode Island's cities and towns on these measures. Policy briefs are included for each dimension to share ideas about what policymakers can do to make Rhode Island a better place for women to live.

"Women are the backbone of our economy. During this past year, they were more likely to have been laid off from work or had to downshift their careers," said Kelly Nevins, Executive Director of Women's Fund of Rhode Island. "The data from the Index shows that women's economic hardship was well rooted before the pandemic. We aim to use the Index and launch event to provide ideas for how to create a new "better" going forward."

The launch coincides with a panel discussion highlighting the Index's themes, to be held via zoom on January 27, 2021, at 5:30 pm.


January 27, 2021 5:30-6:45 pm



Women's Well-Being Index Launch & Panel Discussion: This panel features experts from different sectors discussing the themes listed in the index and policy recommendations to improve women and girls' status in Rhode Island.


The panel will be moderated by Paige Clausius-Parks, Senior Policy Analyst at RI KIDS COUNT, and will feature expert insights from:

  • Angela Kemp, Director of Prevention and Special Projects at DayOne
  • Nishi Kumar, Manager of Policy and Research, RI Housing
  • Dr. Deborah Pearlman, Associate Professor of the Practice of Epidemiology, Brown University


Founded in 2001, the Women's Fund of Rhode Island's (WFRI) mission is to invest in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. As a leader in the movement to improve policies that impact women and girls in Rhode Island, WFRI is focused on building economic security for women and girls, increasing political participation and representation, and conducting research on the specific challenges facing women and girls in the state. For more information on Women's Fund of Rhode Island, visit

Media Contact

Ellie Brown, Women's Fund of Rhode Island, 401-262-5657,


SOURCE Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

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