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Women United


Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of women to advance the common good in Windsor and Essex County.

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We improve lives locally

Women United is an inclusive, vibrant community of change-makers bound together by a sense of belonging – to one another, to our community, and to our mission.   

By making a minimum contribution of $1,200 annually to United Way, you can be part of that change. Women United is investing directly in United Way’s On Track to Success program, a youth empowerment strategy that helps young people graduate high school and attend post-secondary or trade education.


The Women United network spans the globe and is one of the most successful philanthropic movements of its kind. 

A powerful network

When you join Women United in Windsor-Essex County, you become part of a powerful network of caring and professional local women.


Opportunities to volunteer your time and talents to local projects.

Local Impact

Women United members mentor students and support extra-curricular activities for On Track to Success students.

Women United members hold a book drive in support of United Way’s Summer Eats for Kids program.

Changing lives by fully funding 7 students in United Way’s On Track to Success program

Message from the Co-Chairs

There is something truly special about being a part of a group of women that aspire to make differences in their community. What drew me to Women United was their commitment to the On Track to Success Program. As a former teacher, supporting youth with their education is important to me.

Candice Parent
Women United Co-Chair

I have been fortunate in my life to have had many opportunities that have helped me obtain my goals.  I am grateful that I can now give others in the community, particularly our youth, the opportunities they need in order to be successful.  Women United allows me to see those success stories come to life.

Christina Grossi
Women United Co-Chair

Download the Report

2021 Women United Impact Report

Meet our Women United members:

Dr. Anne McLachlanAnne WatersAnnette Demers
Andriana PitreCandice ParentCarlin Miller
Cealia GagnonChristina GrossiCynthia Smith
Diane RekoDiane Santing Diletta Bello Casey
Dina MisurDonna FarrowDr. Andrea Steen
Dr. Brigitte AlaDr. Debbie KaneDr. Heather Hausmann
Elaine GenynErika GadouryHeather Awad
Heather PrattJanice SmithJessica Green
Jordan NeposlanJudy WyllieKaren Speers
Karen SportelliKaren StopfordKathleen Sturba
Kristen SiapasKristie CroninLeslie Frattaroli
Lori ShalhoubLorraine GoddardLuciana Rosu-Sieza
Lynda PizzolittoLynn CharronMandy Furtado
Mandy Sandala HarrisMarina QuattrociocchiDr. Marium Tolson-Murtty
Marnie RobillardMary HarrisMelanie Gardin
Melissa CascheraMichelle SuchiuNada Tremblay
Nancy Mikhail Rachelle BoothSandra Neposlan
Sharron FinnSheri LowrieSherri Gowman
Shirley MelocheSoula SerraStefania Tomaselli
Stephanie Segave-TiessenTerri SchillerValerie Bonasso
Vicky SmithVirginia Walsh