Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Honored for Young Women’s Initiative at Women’s Funding Network 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Awards

(September 1, Minneapolis) The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and Lee Roper-Batker are among eight women’s foundations and their CEO’s that launched Young Women’s Initiatives in their communities. The LEAD award celebrates outstanding risk-takers and innovators in the philanthropic community who, through their determination and leadership, have increased funding for programs that promote gender equity and diversity.

“We created the Young Women’s Initiative for three reasons: We want every young woman in America to have access to equal opportunity. We want them to be able to create and lead safe and prosperous lives. And we know that when young women do better, their families and communities do better, and we all do better,” said Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. >> Read the full press release.