Women United

Communities need champions who understand their problems, see their potential, and offer solutions to make a difference. Women United is an essential part of United Way of Greater Stark County. 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 communities we call home.


About Women United

Our powerful, global network of women leaders — more than 70,000 strong —lives united against the most critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries. With more than $1.5 billion invested 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. Together, we fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Contribute $1,000 or more annually to United Way of Greater Stark County and become part of an organization of like-minded women who contribute their personal passions, inspired ideas and unique strengths to create lasting change in Greater Stark County.

Member Benefits

  • Network and collaborate with key business leaders
  • Volunteer alongside others who share your passion
  • Attend exclusive events
  • Learn more about key issues in your community
  • Advocate for meaningful change at the state and local level

aDVocacy efforts

Join Women United leaders today and raise your voice to fight hunger.

United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United are fighting for an end to hunger by supporting the Senate’s bipartisan SNAP provisions that protect and improve SNAP. September 20, 2018 is Women United Advocacy Day on SNAP.


girl up

Girl UP events introduce young ladies in Canton City schools to non-traditional careers available to them

Young ladies meet local female professionals working in non-traditional female careers, like welding, engineering or building trades and participate in hands-on activities at stations representative of the work done in that career. Stations align with programs available to the girls in high school through the district’s Career Tech Department.

A nontraditional occupation (NTO) for women is one in which jobs have been traditionally filled by men, and women comprise 25 percent or less of total employment. NTOs span all major occupational groups and provide many employment options for women, with many careers offering higher entry-level wages and a career ladder with pay between $20 and $30 per hour. Some examples of NTOs for women include cement masons, oil, gas, mining, crane operator, roofers, heavy vehicle technicians, brick mason, heating and refrigeration mechanics and installers, farmers, press machine setter, metal worker, engineer, and detective.

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Steering Committee

  • Jennifer Brackman, Aultman Health Foundation
  • Nancy Bundy
  • Elsa V. Cave, Diebold Nixdorf
  • Dianne C. Digianantonio, MarketLink Communications
  • Dr. Merle D. Griff Ph.D., SarahCare Adult Day Care Centers
  • Laura Kessel, Alliance Review
  • Wendy F. Lichtenwalter
  • Amy Mast, Talent Results Consulting
  • Amanda Ott, TimkenSteel
  • Linda Smith, Sirak Financial Services
  • Pamela Valentine, Girls Scouts of North East Ohio
  • Eileen E. Wile, Aultman Health Foundation