State & National Resources
National Organization for Women (NOW)
About: “the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.”
About: We are dedicated to empowering women to achieve their full economic potential by inspiring both women and men to become advocates, change makers and leaders in their community. We equip them with resources, opportunities and a global platform that facilitates networking, learning and sharing of experiences.
World Wide Women
About: “Our mission is to connect girls and women with organizations, programs, and services—both locally and around the world—that provide valuable resources to support and empower their lives.
Our vision is that girls around the world are empowered to advance beyond their circumstances and achieve their goals. We recognize that, oftentimes, they are unaware of the resources available to them. We are out to ensure that this is no longer the case.”
About: “Vital Voices Global Partnership is a global movement that invests in women leaders who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. We are “venture catalysts,” identifying those with a daring vision for change and partnering with them to make that vision a reality. We scale and accelerate impact through long term investments to expand skills, connections, capacity and visibility. Over the last 23 years, we have built a network of 18,000 change makers across 182 countries who are collectively daring to reimagine a more equitable world for all.”