NEW YORK — On May 3, 2017, the Ms. Foundation for Women will honor former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at its 29th annual Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision at Capitale. The Gloria Awards, named for Gloria Steinem, one of the organization’s founding mothers, is a yearly celebration to highlight Ms. Foundation grantees partners around the country and to recognize those who ignite policy and create change on a local, state, and national level.
Women of Vision honorees are chosen based on their grassroots work and philanthropic leadership to raise the collective voices of women, and their innovative leadership, courage and actions toward the realization of a shared vision for a just and inclusive democracy for all genders.
“We are thrilled to announce this year’s Women of Vision honoree, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Over the course of her career, Secretary Clinton has consistently championed equality for women and girls worldwide. And as one of the most influential women of our time, she has worked to change the narrative of opportunities and possibility for all women.
“Secretary Clinton is receiving this award for the second time; the first time blazing the way for healthcare and eventually what is now the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP. We are excited to honor her alongside three of our grantee partners Vivian Anderson from #EveryBlackGirl, Marcia Olivo of the Miami Workers Center and Tannia Esparza from Young Women United,” stated Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to promoting opportunity and access through public service, as first lady, senator, secretary of state and later as a historic presidential nominee. She has paved the way for women to reach new heights and given future generations the privilege of a very cracked glass ceiling.
Previous Gloria Award honorees include: Miriam Yeung of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, activist and author Janet Mock, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, and Goldieblox construction toys for girls.
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For over 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 organizations nationwide.