The USOW Ambassador Program trains, connects, and activates a national grassroots network of current and future leaders passionate about achieving gender equity, no matter their background or previous experience. They share one common goal: creating intersectional gender equity through collective power and community building.

What ambassadors do

Develop Skills

Develop the organizing skills needed to be intersectional and intentional leaders in their communities and help others become advocates for gender equity through our robust training program.

Take Action

Lead on local adaptations of USOW national campaigns by bringing together stakeholders– such as government officials, business leaders, local non-profits, activists, and community members– to advance gender equity across issue areas.

Build Community

Collaborate with the USOW team and fellow Ambassadors to strengthen the gender equity community by sharing best practices and resources and channeling collective power. Connect with local nonprofits, organizations, and supporters interested in taking action.

Frequently asked questions

What is a USOW Ambassador? 

Ambassadors are volunteers that represent USOW in their state and work to bring our national mission of creating a world in which women and all people of marginalized genders can thrive to their local community. They are passionate about achieving gender equity, no matter their background or previous experience. They are leaders learning about activism and taking action on gender and racial justice issues. They use their collective power to strengthen the gender equity community. 

What is the time commitment for the program?

Ambassadors are expected to commit 1-2 hours per week to the program. The ambassadorship is for one year with the opportunity to renew for up to three. 

What type of activities will Ambassadors engage in? 

The program starts with a series of training and cohort activities to help Ambassadors develop the tools and skills they need to begin building their national and local network.

Ambassadors will engage in leadership development and organizing training. Each month, Ambassadors will participate in community building calls and activities with other Ambassadors. There will be built in opportunities to connect with fellow Ambassadors in your region and those with shared interests.

Can there be more than one Ambassador in my state? 

Yes, there can be more than one Ambassador in your city and/or state. Ambassadors in the same state will often work together on program activities. 

What makes a successful Ambassador? 

Successful Ambassadors are…
Passionate about intersectionality and gender equity 
Eager to learn and develop their gender equity organizing skills
Self-starters that take initiative and participate, to the best of their abilities, in all Ambassador activities 
Great collaborators and work with the USOW team and fellow Ambassadors to meet the goals of the program 

Apply to Become an Ambassador

Apply to join the 2022 Ambassador Program! Fill out the form below and let us know why you’d be a great Ambassador for your state.

Those selected are asked to spend approximately 1-2 hours per week in this role. More than one person can represent a city or state as a USOW Ambassador, so please apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the goal to begin the program mid-February. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Find your State’s

A cohort of 90 women across 44 states & territories, Ambassadors make up a national grassroots network representing diverse communities from coast to coast and everywhere in between.


Here are some of the ways they’ve been able to kickstart or strengthen their local movements for full gender equity.

Virginia Ambassador, Jacqueline Glass speaks with activist and actress Kerry Washington about voting, activism, and democracy at Norfolk State University.

California Ambassadors Renee Delos Santos (pictured left) and Denea Joseph (pictured right) participated in the City of West Hollywood’s Women’s Equality Day event as panelists bringing awareness to civic engagement in Los Angeles.

Alexandria Washington, Florida Ambassador, worked with local organizations to change Tallahassee’s city charter to have gender-inclusive language.