Women United

As an integral part of United Way, Women United® fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in the Coachella Valley. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the desert we call home. Our powerful, global network of women leaders, over 70,000 strong, lives united against the most critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries.


In the Coachella Valley we tackle the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. We empower each other to use our passions, our ideas, our expertise and resources to transform the very conditions in which people live.


We don’t stand by. We’re raising our voices, rolling up our sleeves, and leaving our fingerprints on a legacy of change that benefits everyone. And as part of United Way, we have unparalleled resources to make lasting local changes with global impact. With more than $1.5 billion invested by United Way Worldwide in local solutions and a worldwide footprint, we’re able to positively impact our hometown while also being part of the bigger picture and broader cause.


Communities need champions who understand their problems, see their potential, and will offer solutions that will make a difference. And global change is only possible when there is a vast and organized network that can lift up proven strategies and bring them to other communities. We ignite the power of women — who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done — to create lasting change in their communities.


By joining Women United, you’ll become part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building stronger communities. You’ll make a difference through volunteer opportunities at community organizations alongside others who share your passion for helping. As part of the organization, you’ll have opportunities to network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events and receive invitations to educational Lunch & Learn sessions to hear about key issues impacting our community. This is your chance to advocate for key community issues at the local and state level and be part of meaningful, global progress.
For information on how to become a member of Women United, please contact Kristen Dolan at: kristen@uwdesert.org  or 760.323.2731 x103

Areas of focus for your local Women United Chapter: