The Foundation for Gender Equality
Standing Together

The Foundation for Gender Equality began in 2016 with a simple idea: help women and girls achieve equality. For the Foundation, equality, with all of its complexity, cultural and global dimensions, is the transformative issue of our time. Solve this and the world will be a better place for all of us - men, women, children, young and old alike. The Foundation for Gender Equality invites and welcomes all who would like to Stand Together.

On November 30, 2017, The Foundation for Gender Equality tackled men's roles in achieving equality with its provocative "Man-Up: Straight Talk from Allies and Advocates" program.

Former Naval Aviator, Lieutenant Paula Coughlin, Special Guest at the Foundation's Man-Up: Straight Talk and Inspiration from Allies and Advocates Event, November 30, NYC, Gives Her Unique Perspective as a Whistle-Blower in the Infamous Tailhook Convention in 1991

Speaking Out About the Tailhook Scandal ended her military career and she has worked tirelessly since then to rectify inequities for women in aviation and in combat. She is a Board Member of Protect Our Defenders, a pre-eminent national organization that honors, supports and gives voice to survivors of military sexual assault and harassment.

Good Day New York's Anchor Lori Stokes covers hosting ManUp: Straight Talk from Allies and Advocates

Gender Equality: The State of Our Union April 25


“How to Be An Activist Every Day"

Special video coverage of the Foundation’s “Gender Equality: The State of Our Union” event on April 25 is now featured on the Forbes website. The Foundation thanks Forbes and Lilly Knoepp, Forbes digital producer, for this terrific video segment.

Gender Equality: The State of Our Union

“Gender Equality: The State of Our Union”-- the inaugural program of The Foundation for Gender Equality -- took place on April 25 in New York City. It was a provocative and compelling event and a resounding success. Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and Amy Ziering, award-winning documentary film producer, led the roster of outstanding honorees and advocates who spoke to a capacity audience. The Foundation’s first education awards were presented to Roya Mahoob, who is a global force in empowerment through technology and Educator Nicholas Ferroni, who is a tireless champion of gender equality with students.

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News from speakers and honorees of Foundation events

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