Women United™ is an inclusive and vibrant global community of change makers bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to one another, to their community and to the mission of transforming the lives of women, those who identify as women and their families.

Our vision is of a powerful force for social change, where women are key drivers of philanthropy in local communities, across the country and around the world

70,000 women leaders in more than 165 communities have raised and invested more than $1.7 Billion through WOMEN UNITED™ since 2002.


Who Are Women United Peterborough

Women United Peterborough is a collective of women, those who identify as women and allies who contribute their time, treasure and talent to create a community where everyone can thrive.

Women United Peterborough:

  • Have passion to lift up other women.
  • Reduce and remove economic and social barriers so the next generation of girls and women can lead to their full potential.
  • Learn more about the challenges facing women and gender diverse people in their community and the resources available to those in need.
  • Improve the lives of those in vulnerable situations, through financial resources and gifts of personal time and talent
  • Allies are welcome!

Locally, the movement is a network of women philanthropists and their allies who donate $1,200 or more annually to United Way Peterborough & District.  Through mentorship, advocacy and amplification of marginalized voices, Women United works to empower women, those who identify as women, girls and their families.

Our Impact

Our vision is that all women, at every stage in their lives, have the supports they need to thrive. Members of Women United support vulnerable women and their families to make sure they have equal opportunities for a successful life.

Through investment, engagement and leadership, together we will:

  • Be part of a powerful collective of women driving meaningful social change.
  • Develop a deeper connection to issues affecting their community.
  • Mentor or be mentored by women who understand the challenges uniquely experienced by women and share knowledge and experience to overcome these barriers both in and outside the workplace.

Join Us to:

  • Network with like-minded, empowered women
  • Build a strong, healthy, safe community for everyone by investing in women and their families.
  • Celebrate volunteerism, advocacy, and women leadership in philanthropy
  • Learn more about critical issues facing your community through United Way’s expertise and connections
  • Gain public profile as a community leader – be recognized as a Leadership Donor in our Annual Report and receive invitations to our Leadership Donor recognition events
  • As an employer, offer your team a sense of belonging and connection with our community and supplement existing programs to attract/retain valuable employees

For more information please contact Anne Ondercin, Director of Philanthropy

In the news, Women United Launches in Peterborough

March 14, 2024 - Women United Peterborough Opens Nominations for the Inaugural Women Of Impact Awards

March 8, 2024 - Women United Peterborough Announces Call for Nominations for First Annual Women of Impact Awards

June 14, 2023: Toronto Star - Peterborough Women United launches $15K fund for groups to help women and girls

November 10, 2022: Global News – Women United launches in Peterborough

November 10, 2022: Ptbo Canada – United Way Launches New Initiative to Support Local Women and Girls

November 10, 2022: PTBO Today – Women United launched in Peterborough with the goal of driving social change

November 9, 2022: Peterborough Examiner – New Women United group aims to empower Peterborough women, girls

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