Powerful Women's Organizations (a sampling)

American Association of University Women * 1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000 * Washington, DC 20005 * aauw.org  

The mission of American Association of University Women centers on gender equity and economic security. The AAUW has led the fight for fair pay and economic opportunity for women. 

Association for Women in Science * 1629 K Street, Suite 300 * Washington, DC 20006 * awis.org  

Association for Women in Science is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organizational success and drive systemic change. 

League of Women Voters * 1233 20th Street NW * Suite 500 * Washington, DC, 20036 * lwv.org 

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. Its mission is to empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.

National Museum of Women in the Arts * 1250 New York Ave. NW * Washington, DC 20005 * nmwa.org 

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

National Organization for Women * 1100 H Street NW * Suite 300 * Washington, DC 20005 * now.org 

NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. NOW's priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women.

National Women’s Hall of Fame * 1 Canal Street * Post Office Box 335 * Seneca Falls, NY 13148 * womenofthehall.org  

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s first and oldest nonprofit organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements and distinguished American women. In August 2020, the National Women’s Hall of Fame moved in to the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, where it uses the stories of its 293 Inductees to inspire and engage all who visit. 

National Women’s History Museum * 205 S. Whiting Street * Alexandria, VA 22304 * womenshistory.org 

The mission of the National Women’s History Museum is to tell the stories of women who transformed our nation. Their growing state-of-the-art online presence and a future physical museum will educate, inspire, empower, shape the future, and provide a complete view of American history. NWHM envisions a world where women's history inspires all people to have equal respect for everyone's experiences and accomplishments and to see there are no obstacles to achieving their dreams. 

Together Women Rise * P.O. Box 25633 * Greenville, SC 29616 * info@togetherwomenrise.org

Together Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. With hundreds of local chapters across the U.S., members learn about and advocate for gender equality issues, give grants to organizations that empower women and girls in low-income countries, and build community to forge meaningful connections that increase our strength and collective impact.

UN Women * 220 East 42nd Street * New York, NY 10017 * unwomen.org 

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide focusing on four strategic priorities: 

* Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems 
* Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy 
* All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence 
* Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.