The Foundation researches and educates on women’s issues to acknowledge barriers and identify opportunities.
Commissioned by the WNY Women’s Foundation and created by UB Regional Institute, the 2010 Pathways to Progress Report examined the issues facing women and girls in our community. The report started an ongoing region-wide dialogue about the best ways to support and elevate women and girls.
Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2, a report created by the WNY Women’s Foundation, keeps us moving forward. The new report expands the dialogue with updated data that explore the current status of women and girls in WNY. By diving into the barriers women face throughout their lifespans, the report highlights opportunities and success stories. This educational tool is available to the community thanks to the generous support of the James H. Cummings Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Health Foundation of Western & Central NY, John R. Oishei Foundation, Joy Family Foundation, Patrick P. Lee Foundation, SEFCU, and WNY Foundation.
Download Pathways to Progress, Vol. 2. Read it, digest, and find the connections that you can make to the women and girls in your family, community, and work. The full reference list for the report is available for download and many of the reports cited are included in this data hub.
In our effort to educate the community and raise awareness, the Foundation has curated research and organized it by topic area. The research below can be filtered by topic with citations and links to original researchers. Alternately, it can be sorted by date of publication. Contact us if your organization has a report to include.
Topic: Senior Women
Why Older Workers are the Economy’s Hidden Asset
Americans have a different view of what "retirement" means
Published Feb. 2019 Fast Company
Better with Age?
How the youth views seniors & the aging process
Published Jan. 2019 A Place for Mom
2017 Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures
Demographics of Alzheimer's
Published Jan. 2017 Alzheimer's Association
Older women are being forced out of the workforce
Discrimination in the workplace
Published Mar. 2016 Harvard Business Review
Shortchanged in Retirement
The Continuing Challenges to Women’s Financial Future
Published Mar. 2016 National Institute on Retirement Security
Older women workers and economic security
Economic needs and burdens of older women, retirement income influenced by demographics
Published Feb. 2015 US Department of Labor Women's Bureau
Healthy aging fact sheet
Statistics on chronic diseases, falls, substance abuse, and mental health
Published Jan. 2014 National Council on Aging
College affordability for low-income adults
Improving returns on investment for families and society
Published Jan. 2014 Institute for Women's Policy Research