YWTF is a nationwide, grassroots movement dedicated to organizing younger women and their allies to take action on issues that matter most to them. The YWTF-Tuscaloosa Chapter was started so that the many passionate, young professional women in Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas could have a place to meet, get involved in local issues that affect the lives of women, and make a difference in their own community. To accomplish this mission YWTF-Tuscaloosa will be hosting happy hours at local restaurants and venues — with an emphasis on supporting women and others in our community — lining up speakers for brown bag talks, planning outreach and advocacy events related to important political and legislative issues, and volunteering with organizations in the neighborhood. We are interested in hearing about the ways we can best serve our members and women in our community. If you have any questions, comment or suggestions please feel free to message the YWTF-Tuscaloosa board at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message through our Contact page!
Message from Alison Stein
founder of the Younger Women’s Task Force
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.