Women For Action Members: A Legion For Supporting Women
Women For Action Membership is a legion for supporting women to increase participation and keep the conversation going about women.
♥ Memberships support the important work that we do to champion the voices of women and girls.
♥ Members receive both free and discounted access to local and online events consisting of discussions, film screenings, and lectures.
♥ Members have access to our network of both national and international like-minded nonprofit leaders, professionals, educators, and students.
♥ Members receive exclusive member updates and are the first to know about opportunities within our network.
Women For Action is a 501(c)(3) organization which works to do public good by championing the voices of women and girls across the globe. Our platform strives to create compelling content to start a discussion, exchange a dialog, or even initiate a wave of action. Women For Action introduces ideas that promote gender equality and encourage inclusion.
There are many initiatives throughout the world that are attempting to enhance the status of women and girls, though our everyday media can only funnel a fragment of those stories. Women For Action curtails its audience by being a forum for these types of initiatives, and is attempting to increase its efforts to highlight women and girls in both developing and developed nations.
To fund these projects we are attempting to enlarge our support so that we can tell more stories and keep up with our growing base of women who reach out to our organization to support their handiwork, whether it’s their new book, film or some other compelling innovation. We ask that you help fulfill this mission of passing the bullhorn to these women. We are adamant about our mission of ensuring that women are visible so that we a part of the solution of creating an equal society for women and girls!
Posted by Julene Allen, Friday, February 13th, 2015 @ 6:23pm
Women For Action is a growing 501c3 organization. We realise the importance of volunteers to aid us in our mission to champion women and girls. Volunteers are needed in these areas: writing, editing, public relations, marketing and fundraising.
If you are interested, we'd like to thank you for choosing Women For Action! Volunteers should be in good membership standing and must have a passion and willingness to help others.
Please submit a bio and including details about how your experience can be used in any of the above areas.
Part manual, part manifesto, Feminist Fight Club is a hilarious yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work, providing real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born. To watch more video book responses, visit bookresponses.womenforaction.org
Back in 2016, Na’ilah Amaru was chosen for what would appear to be one of the most important responsibilities in a presidential election. She was selected to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on behalf of the Democratic party.
Before delivering her nomination speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and declaring her support for Clinton to a national stage, the New York delegate had been working as a policy strategist in Atlanta, Georgia after serving in the United States military. Amaru received distinguished honors for her service. She was the lowest ranking soldier and only woman to receive her battalion’s Soldier of the Month recognition and was awarded an Army Commendation medal for exemplary service.
Women For Action: You have served as a policy advisor to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, legislative aide to U.S. Congressman John Lewis, and as executive director of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus of the New York City Council. Which area do you feel you’ve made the most impact and why?
Amaru: I have learned from each of my positions and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve different communities in Atlanta and New York. The concept of “impact” is relative because it can be viewed through the lens of both scale and scope – both of which are critical in the political and policy landscape. When I worked with Kasim Reed, I focused on issues from a citywide perspective. When I worked for Congressman John Lewis, I focused on issues specific to Georgia’s 5th congressional district. When I worked for the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, I focused on issues relevant to all twenty-six districts of the caucus members. In each of these positions, I was able to make an impact, but it looked different in terms of scale and scope.
Women For Action: You were a speaker at the last Democratic National Convention. You had the opportunity to tell your personal story on a national or even global stage. What was this experience like? Amaru: The experience was the honor of a lifetime. I received a phone call notifying me that I was selected to serve as one of three presidential nominators. While I was still processing the moment, the DNC staff and I dived directly into logistics - lodging, transportation, and my own personal speaker tracker—all the different elements that make the DNC come to life. I was on autopilot through the entire process—I felt the magnitude of the moment after I delivered my speech. I was interviewed off to the side of the stage and was asked, "What were you thinking during your speech?" I responded, "In my speech, I referenced my eleven-year self, but my eleven-year-old self never dreamed THIS." In that moment, I turned around, gestured behind me with a sweeping motion, and lost my breath. It was the first time I saw the crowd, and that was the moment I was moved to tears. When I delivered my speech, I wasn't focused on the crowd—I was focused on my mission and that was to tell my story. Seeing the crowd from the side of the stage deeply moved me. Diverse, beautiful, and rowdy, it was a reflection of who we are—everyone in America was somewhere in that crowd. The Democratic Party works to create policies and programs that provide solutions and make America a better place for everyone. To be a part of history by submitting Hillary Clinton's name into presidential nomination was surreal and the honor of a lifetime. Another important aspect of my DNC experience was the emotional process of sharing my story which I had always kept private. I was touched by how many people approached me afterward or sent me personal messages through social media, sharing how they connected with some part of my journey. Whether it was the lived experience of having two moms, being a veteran, being a woman of color, or being an immigrant, many chapters of my story are uniquely American and shared with countless others. It was a lesson for me in the power of vulnerability—how we can share who we are and connect with each other through our stories. Where else in the world can a child begin life in an orphanage and have the opportunity to share her life's journey on a national stage? Only in America.
Women For Action: After losing the election for what many thought would be the first woman president of the United States, what is a key takeaway from this experience?
Amaru: Around 7 PM on Election Night, I was interviewed at the Javits Center and was asked what I would do if Hillary Clinton lost. I remember telling the reporter, "a lesson I learned from her 2008 campaign loss—as heartbreaking as that was—you pick up the pieces and you get back to work." Back in 2008, I was devastated when she made the decision to suspend her presidential campaign. Her loss was so deeply personal. I hoped she would run again in 2016, and when she went through that process and became the nominee, people thought "Finally, a woman president might really happen! After 240 years, democracy is about to include women! We the people is about to include us." When Hillary lost, I was angry, scared, and heartbroken, but you pick up the pieces and you get back to work – and that process looks different for everybody. After the 2016 election, I knew people who couldn't get out of bed for days. I knew people (including myself), who had organizing meetings the same week because our lives were on the line and we had no time to waste. The key takeaway of 2016 was grounded in the same truth as 2008: In life, we will hit low points, but we do what we have to do to keep moving forward. A key step in the process of moving forward is taking the time to pick up the pieces. Then, you rebuild. There is a tremendous amount of personal agency and power in this process, and I have learned, that what we rebuild is often stronger than what was broken.
Introducing the all-new women’s rights publication, Women For Action Magazine, media with an intersectional feminist perspective.
What is intersectional feminism? Unlike traditional feminism, intersectional feminism addresses the impact of one's multiple social identities such as her or his gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability and so on. For instance, the discrimination can be compounded by being both black and female or black, female and disabled. Intersectional feminism advocates the inclusion of not just women, but for all women facing various disadvantages.
Women For Action Magazine brings you interviews and updates on a wide range of women’s issues, and gives you the tools you need to make your organization, library or the world a more equitable place. Subscribe today, and see why this one of the most important magazines you’ve ever encountered.
Good things come in threes. In 2020, it is the centennial for women having the right to vote. Also, our hero, Harriet Tubman will grace the 20 dollar bill. To top it off, it will be great to see a woman take the oval office. That's why we are saying it first! "Women Will Win in 2020!"
So with every order of Women For Action Magazine—whether it's digital or print, we are giving away these amazing stickers and buttons, provided what's in stock. Limited quantities available. 💪💪🏻💪🏼💪🏾 💪🏿
Women For Action is a proud cosponsor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Equal Pay Day. We are sincerely pleased with the collaborative efforts surrounding yesterday's campaign.
Overall, Asian American women make just 87 cents compared to their white male counterparts. However, the data is disheartening for South Asian and Pacific Islander women. Many make as low as 44 and 38 cents to the dollar.
The AAPI women group is so diverse that we really need data to understand what’s happening. Since Asians are stereotyped as model minorities— a demographic group whose members are perceived to achieve a higher degree of socioeconomic success than the population average—they are left out of policy-making decisions, research, and advocacy.
It's time to demand more. We need to put an end to the model minority myth and take a stand alongside our Asian American and Pacific Islander sisters.