Since its launch, more than 1,000 women have attended our college fairs and workshops and over $50,000 scholarships have been awarded to women who were striving to meet their educational goals.
Established in 2002, Women Empowered (WE), formerly, Women in Transition (WIT), is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to helping women complete their post-secondary education. WE works with area colleges, universities, and women’s organizations to host two annual events, at which participants
receive career assessments
learn about financial aid
hear testimonials from past WE scholarship recipients
apply for a scholarship
All proceeds from these events and outside donations are used to host future events and fund WE scholarships.
WE welcomes women of all ages, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels. Over the years a pattern has emerged:
70% are single, divorced, widowed, or separated
80% are potential first-generation college students
50% are 150% below federal poverty guidelines
Women Empowered (WE), formerly Women in Transition, (WIT), is a non-profit organization working under the 501c3 of the Tulsa Community Foundation, in cooperation with Tulsa Community College, Tulsa City-County Library, OSU-Tulsa, Tulsa Technology Center, and the Educational Opportuity Center (TRIO).