The Women of YWTF
Message from Alison
Thank you for your interest in YWTF! The idea of YWTF came to me when I graduated from college and discovered that women like me — women in their 20s and 30s — were aging out of college-based and youth-based women’s organizations, but, at the same time, feeling removed from the organized women’s movement. It quickly became apparent to me that women in their 20s and 30s had fallen through the cracks of the women’s movement and of progressive organizing more generally.
YWTF was officially launched in January 2005 through a meet-up that brought together more than 100 younger women from more than 45 different states to define the issues that mattered most to them. Since that time, YWTF has served as a unique space to allow women in their 20s and 30s to work on issues of importance to them, including political engagement, leadership development, economic empowerment, women’s health, reproductive rights, and work-life balance. YWTF has also served as an incredibly powerful networking platform for women in their 20s and 30s.
I am very proud of what YWTF has become, and I am thrilled that it now has a home at AAUW. The marriage between YWTF and AAUW is a natural one, as YWTF provides a next home for AAUW’s college-based women.
I look forward to seeing YWTF grow and thrive under all of your leadership.
Meet Katie Case
Affordable health care. Access to education. Fair pay. These are the issues Kate Case cares about. And with so many of them in the state and federal government spotlight, she believes that civic engagement through YWTF is more important than ever. With a master’s degree in applied anthropology from Georgia State University and a passion for public policies that help women and girls, Katie is a critical force in the YWTF Atlanta Metro Chapter — and a YWTF woman worth knowing.