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Ambassadors

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.

AMBASSADORS WILL

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 type of activities do 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 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.

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 

Impact

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.

GET INVOLVED

Fill out the form below to stay up-to-date. We’ll send you information with opportunities to get involved with the Ambassador Program during the next application season. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].