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
Ms. Foundation for Women Unveils Creating the Future We Deserve Campaign with $100M Fundraising Goal to Advance Gender and Racial Equity
Ruth McFarlane, Chief Advancement Officer, Alex Busansky, current Board member, and Suzanne Lerner, former Board member, announced the campaign and milestone goal on stage at the 2023 Women of Vision Awards in honor of the foundation’s 50th anniversary NEW YORK, May 17, 2023 – Last night at the 2023 Women of Vision Awards: Celebrating Generations […]
Ms. Foundation for Women Honors Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, LaTosha Brown, Rebekah Bruesehoff, Olivia Julianna, Kimberly Inez McGuire and Wanda Irving at 2023 Women of Vision Awards
The 50th anniversary gala included special remarks by Ms. Foundation Founding Mother Gloria Steinem and President and CEO Teresa C. Younger, and marked the kick-off of the organization’s largest fundraising campaign in history, “Creating the Future We Deserve: It Takes All of Us” NEW YORK, NY, May 16, 2022 – Tonight, the Ms. Foundation for […]
NEW YORK (April 7, 2023) – Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger released the following statement in response to federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s decision to suspend FDA approval of mifepristone: “The Ms. Foundation for Women condemns the ruling of Judge Kacsmaryk of the Northern District of Texas for his unprecedented interference […]