women united

Valley United Way is pleased to announce a new program-Women United!

Women United was established on June 4, 2019.

Accomplished women and business leaders, community volunteers, and inspiring professionals living and working in the lower Naugatuck Valley gathered in the Verde Room at Il Palio, Shelton CT to launch this nationally acclaimed program. Patricia Tarasovic, United Way Vice President introduced Maureen Coffey as an accomplished and gifted Woman who is strong and passionate about Valley United Way. “Maureen is a visionary Woman with many gifts and talents. Her intelligence and hard work ethic along with her passion for the Valley showed that she was the model candidate to lead this exciting new venture. Maureen accepted the position and said “It’s an honor to serve as Inaugural Chair of Women United. When our family business Latex Foam Products (now Talalay Global) was lost to a devastating fire, United Way was on the scene to help our employees in countless ways. This is my chance to give back to a wonderful organization that needs support.”

“Leading the Charge – Inspiring the Change,” WOMEN UNITED” is a global, diverse and vibrant force of 75,000 + women leaders in 165 communities and six countries, dedicated to raising awareness and funds to help ensure that women and children in valley neighborhoods are financially secure.

For Valley United Way, whose primary role is bringing people together to help solve community problems, women leaders are essential to accelerating lasting change. We are a strong group of visionary women from all walks of life, capable of rolling up our sleeves and raising our voices! We will leave a legacy of change that benefits everyone by enhancing lives and creating stronger communities. Throughout the year, our members will enjoy educational and professional development with a network of other influential women who have a passion for the Valley. We will strategize and plan engaging fund-raising events with measurable results, and host and participate in volunteer projects that make a meaningful impact for women and children. WOMEN UNITED has pledged to help address Valley United Way’s mission to address Food Insecurity here in our Valley.