Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF)
The Younger Women’s Task Force, formerly a project of National Council of Women’s Organizations, has joined AAUW as an affiliated entity.
By and for younger women, YWTF works both within and beyond the women’s movement, engaging all who are invested in advancing the rights of younger women.
- Washington, D.C.
- New York City
The Younger Women’s Task Force was founded in 2004 by Alison Stein who was working as an assistant to Martha Burk, chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO). Stein and Burk discussed the idea of a group for young women and agreed that NCWO would be the perfect place to house YWTF. That month, Stein gathered a group of 25 other younger women leaders in Washington, D.C. These women became the founding National Coordinating Committee. They held their first brainstorming session in June 2004 to discuss how to launch YWTF. They held their first meet-up in January 2005. This meeting brought 130 women from 42 different states to Washington, D.C., to draft a Younger Women’s Issues Agenda. At the meet-up, they also established YWTF chapters across the country and officially commenced the work of the Task Force.
Today, YWTF has grown to 5,000 activists in 30 states. Through its five chapters across the country, YWTF is working tirelessly to advance the rights of younger women, empowering them to create change in their own communities.
Interested in learning more about membership or starting a chapter in your area? Contact us by e-mail or call 800.326.2289.