About WHF

As market cycles and political climates have come and gone, WHF has provided up-to-the-minute information, networking opportunities, and the means for professional development with a particular focus on women in the field. 

Our mission is to promote and support our members’ professional growth through sharing knowledge, exploring issues, and ensuring inclusion and belonging of a diverse membership.

Members come from the private sector, state, local, and federal agencies, from not-for-profit organizations, and community groups. 

WHF is run by a small board of active volunteer members elected on an annual basis. 

WHF was founded in 1981 by a group of women who saw an opportunity to enhance their careers and that of other women by coming together.