We’re Counting on YOU!

This new year, we’re wishing for an economy that works for ALL of us.

And we need your help to envision and build it.

Wall Street’s economy waged as war has brought us what war always brings: huge inequality, loss, and ruin. Its winners require a great many losers. Together, we can wage an economy as life — one that cooperates and collaborates; puts women, mothers, and caregivers of all races, genders, and creeds at the center; and is anything but exclusive.

In 2022, we focused on important ways to move to a more caring economy. We explored new ratios to measure how well we’re really doing as individuals and as a society, beyond the GDP. We analyzed and organized around public banking. We looked at the benefits and practicalities of cooperative worker-owned businesses, and of shared equity in housing. We considered currency reform for the foundational benefits it could offer the economy, and new women’s leadership in a growing worker movement.

We organized seven conversations to educate and activate folks across the country, inviting experts and advocates to the table. All of that was made possible by supporters like you.

Please make a one-time gift or join our Giving Circle before the end of 2022 so AEOO can continue our important work for a more equitable economy.

Our donors also helped us create a second Learning Circle for deeper understanding and important action steps. (Think of a Learning Circle as an economic consciousness-raising group, a small, safe place to learn and support each other on unfamiliar ground.) Our first Learning Circle, focused on Public Banking, was even so successful that in 2023, we’ll be creating a facilitator guide to accompany a DIY kit of video-and-written learning tools.

YOUR contribution could really fuel this project’s progress.

We seek to empower women to talk across race and class lines about how a public bank in their state or city could finance wider prosperity — to thrive, not just barely survive. To keep local dollars at home, instead of sending them off to Wall Street banks. To create more affordable student loans, affordable housing options, and small business loans to build up Main Street, especially for women and entrepreneurs of color.

We are counting on YOU to help us amplify women’s voices, including your own!



AEOO is an alliance that believes today’s woman also needs an economy of her own — one valuing our diversity, waged for our lives, and driven by women’s ideas and leadership. Follow us on Medium for resources, updates and thought-provoking articles.

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An Economy of Our Own Alliance

Virginia Woolf said a woman needs a room of her own. We think women need an economy of their own, too.