Joyce and Ms Staff

In 1973, four visionary women established the Ms. Foundation for Women to elevate women’s voices and create positive change. Today, we’re a dynamic and powerful entity that is leading the charge on women’s issues nationwide.

This is how we do it.

We start with the knowledge that our fight is not yet over. It’s true that women have come a long way since the 1970s, but for every woman who has reached the “top” (and who still face discrimination, by the way), there are millions of women struggling to earn a living wage, gain access to basic health care, secure affordable child care and participate in the opportunities that should be available to every person in theĀ United States.

At the Ms. Foundation, we work to bring attention to the real challenges facing women, especially women of color and low-income women, living in poverty, working paycheck to paycheck or both. We tirelessly advocate for national and statewide policy change that will address these challenges, and we support more than 100 organizations throughout the country that are working for change on a grassroots level.

We are committed. We are motivated. And we will not stop. Not until all women enjoy true equality, equity and opportunity.

See our Milestones