Welcome to WEF

LogoThe Women’s Equity Foundation, established in 2005, provides positive, energizing programs promoting opportunities for all women and girls through community outreach education and activities. National, state, and local research define issues in Tennessee for which the Foundation makes recommendations for implementation of solutions.   WEF is incorporated as a supporting organization of AAUW Maryville Branch and was granted nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable status by the IRS in October 2005. The Foundation inherits over 130 years of historical advocacy for women through the American Association of University Women.

Leading Ladies 2017

Our third successful celebration of Women’s History Month! Local women leaders share a favorite reading or musical selection from a poem, novel, play, essay, book, song, or their own work. A diverse evening of readings and music entertained and inspired the audience at Vienna Coffee House on February 24. The evening was co-sponsored by the Women’s Equity Foundation, AAUW Maryville Branch and the Chilhowee Club.


Leading Ladies 2017. Back: Kaurri C. Williams-Cockfield (K.C.), Jane Groff, Sandy Curtis, Ellie Morrow, Frances B. Henderson, PhD, Melanie Tucker, Nichole McCord. Front: Michelle Hankes (emcee), Sharon Brothers, Anna M. Love, Colleen EM Maillie. Photo Courtesy of Chelsey Williams Photography

Leading Ladies 2017 photos

Photos courtesy of Chelsey Williams Photography

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See Our History in Photos and Music!

WEF recently celebrated our tenth anniversary of recognition by the IRS in 2006 as a 501(c)3 supporting organization of AAUW Maryville Branch. The 13-minute movie, Celebrating 10 Years of Empowering Women and Girls, can be viewed here.

Photos from the 10th Anniversary Gala are HERE!

Thank you for your support over the past ten years! 

Women's Equity Foundation