The big idea at the heart of The 100% Project is multi- and cross-sector engagement. The project is an invitation for individuals and institutions to take responsibility for the goals, think creatively and collaboratively about how to achieve them, and get to work.
In 2015, the Chicago Foundation for Women began a series of conversations with Chicagoans from every walk of life—women and men, young and old, more than 500 in all. We wanted to know two things: "What are the big issues for women and girls right here, right now, every day?” And, “What should we all be doing about it, right now?”
The 100% Project is the result. It’s an all-out, all-in, coordinated effort to increase women’s economic security and put an end to gender bias in metropolitan Chicago by 2030.