How We Started
The New Agenda was founded on August 11, 2008 when 30 women from around the country met in New York to sketch out plans for a new women’s advocacy group. The attendees were from all walks of life from bankers to professors to community activists. It was the 2008 elections that provided the raison d’être for the new group: to support women in leadership roles, to draw a line in the sand against the sexism and misogyny so much in evidence in 2008, and to build a national organization to advance key goals for women.
The New Agenda Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school and at home.
The New Agenda seeks to achieve safety and opportunity for all women by addressing issues which unite us and by advancing women into leadership roles.