In the fall of 2016, the Board of Directors of The Women’s Exchange (The Exchange) decided to explore new and creative approaches in empowering women to become financially stable. Working with nonprofit consultant Kate Scherr-Adams, we spent three months considering our illustrious history, current economic environment and, most importantly, the mission of our organization. Out of these sessions, we identified our desire to couple The Exchange’s time, real estate/space, financial resources, and creative intellect with other partner organization(s) in Baltimore. Rather than creating new programs, our goal is to support other organizations in addressing their demand and any capacity constraints by offering the resources of The Exchange.
The board feels a strong, vibrant kinship with the women who founded our organization over 130 years ago. We’re thrilled to be part of this legacy, and hope others will join us as we continue strengthening and expanding our mission. Many exciting things are on the way, including plans to make our resources, the building and our years of helping women become more financially independent a greater, more beneficial part of the community.
Check our call for proposals on projects that can make the best use of our facility's resources to help women in Baltimore become more independent.