Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona adopts a 4-day work week to further support staff wellness and progressive labor expectations.

July 5, 2023

After in-depth research on job satisfaction, employee burnout and overall project efficiency, the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona’s (WFSA) leadership team adopts an employee-first, 4-day work week structure. As of July 1, 2023, WFSA will operate Monday through Thursday, 32 hours per week. WFSA is committed to attracting, engaging and retaining a talented and diverse workforce. Providing a flexible work environment with competitive wages and benefits is just one-way WFSA supports job seekers and current employees in maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

“Our employees carry out the mission and vision of WFSA” states Lorie Sandaine, WFSA’s Chief Operations Officer. “The collective sum of the individual life experience that our employees bring to the table provides us with rich depth to our work. WFSA is committed to investing in our staff and workplace culture, as it represents our organizational values in ways that are more than just rhetoric.” 

According to a 2018 global study from 4-day Week Global, 63% of businesses found it easier to attract and retain talent with a 4-day week.(1) Employees place an incredibly high value on benefits that help create work-life balance. The same study showed improvement in the work-life balance of employees and delivered transformational benefits in their daily lives, while improving physical and mental health, and reducing levels of burnout, stress, sick leave, and absenteeism. 

WFSA believes happy, rested employees foster innovation and motivation therefore making a greater impact both within WFSA and within the communities throughout Arizona. WFSA identifies as a transformational organization that prioritizes people over transactions, which naturally extends to its dedicated staff.  


For further questions, please contact Hannah Terpening, Director of Marketing and Communications, Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona | Phone: 520-367-4487 / Email: