A well sourced and important workbook/toolkit, Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls covers the basics of activism and advocacy and gives the reader specific information about four issues related to girls, women and gender equality. The power and importance of education, expanding economic opportunities, eliminating gender-based violence and participating in politics and public life. This book will help would-be activists start their work and stay focused and goal-oriented.
Stephenie Foster (she/her) has deep and broad expertise in women’s economic and political empowerment, with decades of experience on Capitol Hill, in the Executive Branch, the nonprofit sector, and the law. She has been fighting for women and girls her entire career – empowering women in Afghan war zones, monitoring elections in Ukraine, representing the U.S. State Department in meetings with government and civil society leaders, serving as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate. Having traveled, lived, or worked in over 100 countries, she has consistently used her voice and actions to change discriminatory laws and policies and help shift cultural norms and inequalities. She is a founding partner of Smash Strategies, which provides strategic advice to corporations, institutions, and philanthropists to ensure that their investments in women and girls are effective and transformational. You can reach her at StephenieFoster.com.
Because people like you....have used your voice....more women than ever before have run for President of the United States. It takes everyday actions to create a groundswell of activism. Whether speaking up at a store about disrespectful merchandise, or asking a question at work about how many women sit on the corporate board, or making a statement at your community meeting. These collective voices are the key to positive change for women & girls. Take Action: Fighting for Women & Girls outlines clear steps everyone can take in their daily lives to create a more equal future.
In 2020, a record-breaking six women – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson – ran for President of the United States. On November 3, 2020, Senator Kamala Harris was elected Vice President of the United States. She is the first woman, the first Black person, and the first Asian-American to serve as Vice President.