There’s More to Minnesota when every young woman thrives.
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Ensuring a Minnesota where doors to economic opportunity are abundant and open to all girls and women in every community, and pathways to prosperity assured.
Calling young women 16-24 with project ideas that advance economic opportunity, safety, and leadership with and for young women. Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a program or an idea that addresses violence against women in our state? Read the RFP and apply.
For Cheniqua Johnson, a WFMN Innovator, attending the She the People Summit in San Francisco solely for her personal development and leadership meant taking a chance to do something she rarely does.
What happens when we invest directly in young women who are creating change now? The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota (WFMN) believes that directly funding the vision and leadership of young women of color brings us closer to creating a state where all people can thrive.
Launched by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota in partnership with the Governor’s Office in 2016, the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota is a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment that centers the leadership and solutions of young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities.
Take a deep dive into the research, structure and purpose of the Young Women’s Initiative
and why the time is now to support young women in Minnesota.
“What do I need to thrive? I need support more than anything. It’s what makes an authentic leader. I think that with support, giving it and receiving it we can change the world together.”
– Alexis Murillo, WFMN Innovator