This week, our President and CEO, Ana Oliveira, was joined by leading women’s foundations at The White House’s United State of Women Summit (USOW) to announce the launch of seven new Young Women’s Initiatives (YWI) nationwide. We are proud to be a co-chair of the nation’s very first Young Women’s Initiative led by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Inspired by the work done in New York City, these initiatives will be led by local women’s foundations, government officials, community leaders, and young women and girls of color themselves. Last month, YWI released a report highlighting policy and funding recommendations in support of young women of color in NYC.
Click here for Ana’s USOW speech (starting at approximately 8:18)
Click here for the YWI report and recommendations.