3 ethnic women

Take Action

Women United

Raise Your Voice

Women United raises the voice and vision of women leaders to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. This diverse, vibrant community of philanthropic women is bound together, united by our dedication to improving the communities we call home.


Our northern New Jersey group is proudly part of a powerful, global network of over 70,000 women from 165 communities and six countries, all devoted to creating a legacy of change that benefits everyone. This powerhouse network of changemakers has already invested more than $1.5 billion in local solutions around the world, while inspiring and empowering women through philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism.

Make your mark on our region

Join us to share your passion for volunteerism and philanthropy with like-minded women while changing the course for local families in need.


We welcome women of all ages and backgrounds who want to improve lives for struggling families in our area. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of events to keep you learning, growing, and contributing to the greater good. Visit our calendar of events to find a date and experience that suits your interests.

  • Powerful networking events

  • Signature fundraising events, including a golf outing exclusively for women

  • Hands-on volunteer opportunities

  • Inspiring educational and professional development programs

  • Opportunities to build lasting professional and personal relationships

Square Button Foodstock

We are United For ALICE

In northern New Jersey, Women United channels donations and efforts to help ALICE and poverty-level women and their families become financially self-sufficient.


ALICE is your friend or neighbor, employed in a job essential to our shared success, such as a home health aide, preschool teacher, or cashier. Despite working hard, these individuals and families are unable to cover their basic needs such as housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation.


Women United is helping remove the barriers that keep many women and children from achieving their potential.

Meet our leadership team

United Way of Northern New Jersey Women United is led by volunteers who are passionate about making a lasting impact on the lives of local ALICE women and their families. Meet the women who are leading the way:

C. Vivian Stringer
Jan Helgeson
Jan Helgeson
Michele Dreiblatt
Michele Dreiblatt

Please email Michele Dreiblatt or call 973.993.1160, x128 to become more involved in Women United.

Group of Hand in Circle

United Way of Northern New Jersey

222 Ridgedale Avenue

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927



  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin

©2020 United Way of Northern New Jersey. All Rights Reserved.  


ALICE   is an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, and represents the growing number of families who are unable to afford the basics of housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation. These workers often struggle to keep their own households from financial ruin, while keeping our local economies running.