Conveners

Since 1881, AAUW has been the nation’s leading voice advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.  With approximately 100,000 members—women and men of different generations, races, and political affiliations—1,300 branches, and 500 college and university partners, AAUW members across the country continue to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.  Today, more than ever, AAUW protects the legal rights of those facing discrimination, educates women for a lifetime of success, advocates for laws that give women a fair chance, researches educational and economic barriers that harm women, and leads and teaches others to lead in our schools, communities, and country.  AAUW’s blog, AAUW Dialog examines news and events related to these topics and explore how AAUW — at all levels — is working to improve and increase the educational, economic, and life opportunities and choices available to women and girls.
Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer provides the number-one community and media network of blogs by women via a community hub, annual conferences and an advertising network of more than 2,000 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency.  In July 2008, BlogHer entered into a strategic partnership with iVillage, part of Women@NBCU, which includes other NBC Universal brands including Bravo and Oxygen.  The partnership also includes an investment by Peacock Equity, a joint venture between NBC Universal and GE Commercial Finance’s Media, Communications and Entertainment business, and returning investor Venrock. 
Care2 provides powerful tools to make a difference in life, community, country and world. It’s driven by passionate people who want to restore the world’s balance.
Our mission is to empower feminists, who are the majority, and to win equality for women at the decision-making tables of the state, nation, and the world. The Feminist Majority promotes non-discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status, nation of origin, size or disability. The purpose of Feminist Majority is to promote equality for women and men, non-violence, reproductive health, peace, social justice and economic development and to enhance feminist participation in public policy. Feminist Majority supports workers’ collective bargaining, pay equity, and end of sweatshops. We encourage programs directed at the preservation of the environment. 
Feminist.com is a thriving online feminist community (and non-profit organization) fostering awareness, education and activism for people all across the world. The Feminist.com website is committed to the exchange of ideas and information around issues that are important to women and girls. We provide a platform for women and respected organizations to discuss and promote a plethora of pressing issues including ending violence against women, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and overall peace in the global community. Women of all backgrounds are a part of Feminist.com, and most come to Feminist.com because they continue to struggle against economic discrimination, poverty, domestic and politically motivated violence, and unequal participation and representation in politics and the media. Our mission is to empower people to transform and re-imagine the roles of women and men and encourage people to break barriers so they can be full human beings in the world. For more than a decade, we have assisted our visitors in finding the causes, issues and organizations that resonate with them, leveraging the massive potential of the Internet to connect, educate, and empower. 
MomsRising is working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Started in May of 2006, MomsRising has gained over 150,000 citizen members and is rapidly growing. More than 85 national and state organizations have signed on to be aligned with MomsRising. Our members are bringing important motherhood and family issues to the forefront of the country’s awareness. We are working to create both cultural and legislative change. It is time to break the logjam that has been holding back family-friendly legislation for decades and to advance workplace policies that will support families. MomsRising offers easy entry into citizen advocacy and is bringing the power of online organizing to motherhood and family issues.
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is a council of 39 affiliated national African American women’s organizations and over 240 sections—connecting nearly 4 million women worldwide! Our mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. We fulfill our mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Through section and affiliate volunteers in 34 states, NCNW addresses local needs while impacting communities nationwide.
The National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit umbrella organization of more than 200 groups, which collectively represent over 10 million women across the country. It is the only national coalition of its kind. NCWO grew out of an informal group of women’s organizational leaders after defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1983. Capitalizing on the energy and inspiration following the 1995 Beijing Conference, NCWO has taken an active, powerful role in the policy arena, uniting women’s groups across the country to work together to advance a progressive women’s agenda. NCWO member organizations work together to address a variety of issues, including workplace and economic equity, education and job training, affirmative action, Social Security, child care, political participation, health, reproductive freedom, and global progress for women’s equality. 
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. 
VivirLatino is a daily online blog, published by 2 Mujeres Media. It features the latest in Latino politics and culture and is created for the diverse and influential Latino and Latina community in the U.S. by Latinos in the U.S
WIMN works to increase women’s presence in the public debate, emphasizing those who are least often heard, including women of color, low-income women, lesbians, youth and older women. WIMN analyzes representations of women in media; trains women’s and social justice groups to hold media outlets accountable to the public interest; advocates for policy reform and structural change; and works with journalists to broaden the quantity and diversity of women’s voices appearing in the media. WIMN promotes equity for women as subjects, sources and producers because accurate, diverse news and entertainment media are essential to a vibrant democracy and an informed public.
The Women’s Media Center strives to make women visible and powerful in the media. From our founding in 2004 by some of the best minds in the feminist movement and the media industry to our advocacy and media relations work today, we are part of a strong feminist tradition that seeks to hold the media accountable for presenting the world as we know it. Our mission is to assure that women and women’s experiences are reflected in the media just as women are present everywhere in the real world; that women are represented as local, national, and global sources for and subjects of the media; and that women media professionals have equal opportunities for employment and advancement.