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The Bloc Joins Working For Women To Help Elevate Underserved Women To Economic Independence

The Bloc recently announced that it is the newest member of the business community, Working for Women (W4W). This partnership aims to help underserved women join the workforce and to strengthen the impact of its employee volunteer efforts.

The Bloc will contribute business resources in dollars and skills in support of W4W nonprofit partners. Employees will have the opportunity to directly engage with W4W-selected nonprofits, through a tailored hands-on volunteer program. This program aims to deliver a triple win – for The Bloc and its team, the nonprofits and the women they serve and for the collective good of women and families across the country.

Shining a light on the overlooked

“This new partnership with W4W aligns with our company’s core mission: be great to do good. We’ve already demonstrated our commitment to improving the lives of women through our work with Dignity Period and EmpowHer NY. Our membership to W4W will only further that commitment,” said Jennifer Matthews, CEO at The Bloc.

“With a spotlight on the advancement of women coming from many directions, we want to make sure to include women too often overlooked – those who need a lift just to get into the workforce,” said Beth Bengtson, Working for Women founder and CEO. “We believe businesses can be a force for social good and are looking for more businesses like The Bloc to join our efforts to help elevate all women to economic independence.”

“It’s always been a career goal of mine to boost women in the workplace,” said Barbara LePetri, Chief Scientific Officer at The Bloc. “As the liaison to W4W at The Bloc, I’ll be helping The Bloc make an impact for women through great nonprofits across the country.”

About Working for Women

Working for Women’s (W4W) purpose is to elevate underserved women to economic independence. It aims to do this by transforming the way businesses support and enrich nonprofits working for women. W4W builds purposeful partnerships between businesses committed to affecting social change for women with nonprofits focused on supporting underserved women in the workforce. Businesses give back better by providing financial and skill-based contributions to expand the capacity of their nonprofit partners. W4W is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Visit to learn more and get involved.

About The Bloc

The Bloc is a leading independent health creative agency in the United States. Celebrating 21 years in 2021, The Bloc delivers comprehensive multichannel communications for audiences across the health spectrum. It partners with innovative clients who are doing some of the most meaningful and exciting work in health today. The Bloc is a founding member of The BlocPartners, the leading global network of independent health creative agencies. The Bloc’s work has been globally recognized for creativity and innovation. For more information, visit

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