Eleanor by Women United

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Our Mission

Eleanor by Women United strives to connect and empower women in our community, and together we champion for all women’s health, education, and financial security.


In 2016 our Founder established The Eleanor Project. Largely inspired by the work and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, The Eleanor Project sought to inspire, empower, and connect the women of our community. In 2020 The Eleanor Project merged with Women United—an affinity group of United Way—to form Eleanor by Women United.

Our members represent the diversity of women in our community. We are united by our appreciation for the female experience, and the desire to connect with and empower each other.

We are Eleanor by Women United.


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Kristen Birtwhistle

Robin Baglietto smiling sitting in field landscape.


Robin Angela Baglietto

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Brandy Thurman

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Eleanor by Women United takes pride in creating opportunities where women of the community are inspired, empowered, and connected with each other. We believe that when these things occur – great things happen.  



Our events are more than just gatherings; they are transformative experiences that inspire, educate, and connect women of all ages and backgrounds. From engaging seminars and workshops to thought-provoking panel discussions, our events provide a platform for women to share their stories, exchange ideas, and build meaningful relationships. Whether you're seeking personal growth, professional development, or simply a chance to connect with like-minded individuals, our events offer a diverse range of opportunities to learn, network, and thrive. 

Girls Empowerment Initiative

Our Girls Empowerment Initiative is a dynamic endeavor dedicated to nurturing the growth and self-assurance of young girls in our community. Each year, we commit to partnering with a different nonprofit that shares our passion for fostering confidence and leadership skills in girls. In 2024, we are thrilled to adopt INSPIRE ME Inc., channeling our efforts to enhance their mental health, peer coaching, mentorship, and event programs. As we move forward, we're excitedly working towards launching a citywide girls summit, a vision that will take shape over the next few years. This initiative embodies our unwavering dedication to empowering the next generation of confident, resilient, and empowered young women. 

Women's Empowerment Initiative

Our Womens Empowerment Initiative aims to help women feel more confident, capable, and connected. In addition to our events where women can be inspired and build connections, beginning in 2024 we will begin offering a series of seminars dedicated to the empowerment and advancement of women. The series will include seminars on topics relating to Women's physical and mental health, professional development, and financial mastery.   

Visit our Events tab for more information.


Eleanor By Women United Membership offers a vibrant community for women dedicated to empowerment and impact. Connect with like-minded individuals, support our Women's and Girls' Empowerment Initiatives, and access exclusive events for personal and professional growth. By joining us, you're contributing to positive change and fostering a network that uplifts and supports women in all aspects of their lives. Memberships are valid for a full calendar year from the date of purchase. 

  • Admittance for up to 10 employees to Members Only events 
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to Signature Events 
  • VIP seating at Signature Events 
  • Promotion of your business on our social media platforms 
  • Promotion of your business at all events and in our promotional materials
  • Support Women's & Girls Empowerment Initiatives
  • Access to the Member Only Facebook group
  • Access to Member Only events​
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Discounted ticket price for Signature Events
  • Support Women's & Girls Empowerment Initiatives
  • Access to the Member Only Facebook group
  • Joining as a Philanthropic Member not only gives you access to all the benefits of membership, but also provides crucial support for individuals who may need financial assistance to be a part of our empowering community. 
  • Access to Member Only events​
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Discounted ticket price for Signature Events
  • Support Women's & Girls Empowerment Initiatives
  • Access to the Member Only Facebook group
  • Note: This Membership offering is for individuals who may need financial assistance, students, and/or seniors
  • Access to Member Only Events
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Discounted ticket price for Signature Events
  • Access to the Member Only Facebook group


Members Only Networking Breakfast

When: Thursday, July 25th, 2024 from 9:00am - 11:00am

Where: Brookside Country Club

Click here to register

Networking Without Anxiety

When: Thursday, August 8th, 2024 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: The Well

Click here to register

Legacy Event

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2024 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Durst Winery, Acampo, CA

More details coming soon! 


Signature Events

  • Our Signature Events are a celebration of women's achievements, resilience, and devotion. These upscale gatherings bring together a diverse audience to honor the trailblazing women in our community. Featuring captivating panels, powerful performances, inspiring speakers, music, and more, these events create an atmosphere of inspiration and empowerment.  

  • Signature Events provide an opportunity to connect, learn, and be uplifted by the stories of women who are making history and impacting the world around them. 

Members Only Events

  • Our Members Only Events are where connections and collaborations come to life. Exclusively for our valued members, these gatherings provide a space for building lasting relationships, fostering business opportunities, and supporting one another's journeys. As members connect and share their experiences, they contribute to the growth of a powerful community of women united in their goal of empowering and advancing the women of our community. The more our membership community flourishes, the greater our collective impact becomes. 

  • Members Only events are free for our members; however, registration is still required. Business Members receive ten tickets to these events to distribute to employees, clients, and special guests.

Women's Empowerment Seminars

  • In alignment with our Women's Empowerment Initiative, we are excited to announce our Women's Empowerment Seminars (AKA GRIT Series Seminars) — a series of workshops dedicated to personal and professional growth. These seminars provide insights and tools to help women reach their highest potential. Covering topics related to physical and mental health, professional development, and financial literacy, these seminars provide attendees with tangible techniques to navigate challenges and seize opportunities. Our commitment to accessibility means that these seminars are offered at a nominal cost, ensuring that all women have the chance to enhance their skills and amplify their impact. 

  • Scroll up to our Upcoming Events and click on the titles to register 

Contact Us

If you have questions feel free to contact Robin at rbaglietto@unitedwaysjc.org or call the United Way office at 209.469.6980.


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