Hosted by Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa C. Younger

Thursdays at 12pm PST / 3pm EST

In July, the Ms. Foundation released Pocket Change, a landmark survey on philanthropic giving toward women and girls of color in the United States that showcases the drastic need to hold philanthropy accountable to communities, movements, and the changes they seek. We found that total philanthropic giving to women and girls of color is just $5.48 per year for each woman or girl of color in the United States. 

This is our Instagram Live series.

Each week, Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa C. Younger will sit down with guests to discuss how women and girls of color are pivotal frontline leaders and organizations in social justice movements that pave the way for a more equitable and just democracy. Go to the Ms. Foundation Instagram every Thursday at 3pm EST to tune in.


August 6, 2020: Pamela Shifman

Teresa C. Younger sits down with Pamela Shifman to discuss why they choose to center women and girls of color in their work, how they are grossly underfunded in philanthropy, and why it’s time to invest in them today. 

Pamela Shifman is a lifelong social justice and women’s and girls’ rights advocate. She previously served as the Executive Director of the NoVo Foundation, where she led NoVo’s grantmaking to support girls and women of color and is currently teaching a phenomenal course at Hunter College titled Crisis as Opportunity: Feminist reimagining post-COVID-19.

Watch the conversation here.


August 13, 2020: Toni-Michelle Williams

Join Teresa C. Younger in conversation with Toni-Michelle Williams, Executive Director of Ms. Foundation grantee-partner Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative (SNaPCo), about philanthropic funding for women and girls of color, the importance of centering Black trans women in the current sociopolitical movement, and how we can rebuild trust between people of color and institutional leadership. 


Watch the conversation here.



August 20, 2020: Alicia Lara

Teresa C. Younger meets with Alicia Lara, Ms. Foundation Board Chair, to discuss the importance of investing in women and girls of color and the need for their leadership in the philanthropic space.


Watch the conversation here.




August 27, 2020: Seth Rosen

Teresa C. Younger sits down with Seth Rosen to discuss what feminism means to them, how they want to impact the world, and why that starts with investing in women and girls of color.

Seth is an attorney and LGBTQ+ activist living in New York City with his husband and two children. Seth is running for the New York City Council seat for the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 2021


Watch the conversation here.



September 10, 2020: Bianca Lawson 

Teresa C. Younger speaks with acclaimed actress and advocate Bianca Lawson about her reflections on women of color leadership in the entertainment world and her thoughts on our new Pocket Change report.

Bianca Lawson has been in the business for over 20 years, acting since the age of nine. She currently stars in the critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar, produced by Ava DuVernay, in which she has captured viewers and impacted audiences through her portrayal of Darla, a former addict struggling to regain her sobriety.

Watch the conversation here.