The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.
We achieve our mission by investing in, and strengthening, the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women.
We believe in holding ourselves responsible and accountable for all that we say in order to build an aligned, principled, and powerful movement for gender equity.
Trust and Respect
We believe in the truth that comes from those we work with and those most impacted by the issues affecting their communities. We believe in honoring their voices and supporting their leadership.
We believe that by achieving equity for women of color, we achieve equity for all. Given the complexity of the issues we face, we are committed to addressing issues holistically, understanding that we need to build power and alignment across multiple movements and sectors to win the battles we are facing.
We believe that structural changes are needed in order to increase opportunities for those who are least well off politically, socially and economically.
press and statements
“It is dangerous and irresponsible for the U.S. Supreme Court to pick and choose when patients are allowed access to healthcare. This decision is about domination and control.” – Dr. Corrine Sanchez As women and nonbinary caregivers of the First Nations and ancestral to this land, who are the original and rightful stewards of this […]
NEW YORK (June 24, 2022) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s final decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “The Ms. Foundation for Women is disgusted and outraged by the final decision of the Court on Dobbs v. Jackson […]
Event included special remarks by Ms. Foundation Founding Mother Gloria Steinem and Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa C. Younger, as well as a spoken word performance by writer, activist, and actress Logan Green NEW YORK – Last night, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the nation’s first and oldest women’s foundation, hosted the Women of […]