Ms. Foundation for Women Announces New Vice President of Strategy and Programs

Ms. Foundation for Women Announces New Vice President of Strategy and Programs

Roz Lee to Bring Expertise in Racial, Gender, Economic, and LGBTQ Justice to Nation’s Oldest Women’s Foundation

NEW YORK (January 23, 2018) – Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced Roz Lee as the new Vice President of Strategy and Programs to its staff.

“I am thrilled to welcome Roz to the Ms. Foundation team,” said Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. “As someone who has dedicated her life to advancing justice in all areas of our society, we are incredibly fortunate to have her experience and expertise on our staff. She has served as a committed leader, and we could not be more grateful to have her as the Vice President of Strategy and Programs at the Ms. Foundation for Women as we continue to fight for gender equality and equity.”

Roz Lee – Vice President of Strategy and Programs

Roz Lee has dedicated her career to advancing racial, gender, economic and LGBTQ justice through philanthropy, community organizing, legislative advocacy, and popular education. As Director of Social Justice Initiatives at the Arcus Foundation, she designed and implemented innovative global and domestic philanthropic approaches to advancing strategies at the intersection of race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. She helped develop the Global Trans Initiative, a groundbreaking $20 million multiyear endeavor to improve the lives of transgender people. Roz is co-chair of the Out in the South Initiative, a five-year project with the goal of leveraging $60 million in support of LGBTQ communities in the southern United States. She is an outgoing board member of ABFE, an organization dedicated to increasing philanthropic support for Black communities. Roz volunteers for numerous organizations committed to advancing racial equity, gender justice and LGBTQ equality. She lives with her life partner and daughter in New York City.

For more information regarding the Ms. Foundation staff, please visit https://forwomen.org/about/our-staff/.

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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 low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.