Ms. Foundation for Women president and CEO to participate in White House summit on advancing equity for women and girls of color

NEW YORK — On Friday, November 13th, the White House Council on Women and Girls will host a daylong summit on advancing equity for women and girls of color. Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger will be among the participants, who hail from the academic, private, government and philanthropic sectors. The summit will focus on a range of issues including economic development, healthcare, criminal justice, vulnerability to violence, hip-hop and images of women in media.

The Council on Women and Girls will also release a progress report as a follow up to the 2014 report, “Women and Girls of Color: Addressing Challenges and Expanding Opportunities,” and will announce a number of independent commitments to close opportunity gaps too often faced by women and girls, including women and girls of color.

Participants include:

  • Valerie Jarrett, White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Loretta Lynch, S. Attorney General
  • Tina Tchen, White House Council on Women and Girls
  • Cecilia Muñoz, White House Domestic Policy Council
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, Wake Forest University
  • Teresa Younger, Ms. Foundation

WHAT:          White House Summit on Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color

WHEN:          Friday, November 13, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE:        White House South Court Auditorium

The event will be live-streamed. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/liveto tune in.  To learn more about the work of the White House Council on Women and Girls, visit www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg. You can also follow the conversation at #YesSheCan.

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For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of women of color and low-income and immigrant women. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.