Ava Duvernay, Elaine Welteroth to receive Ms. Foundation’s “Gloria Awards”
The Ms. Foundation for Women and Gloria Steinem will honor Ava DuVernay, Elaine Welteroth, and others as part of the 2018 Gloria Awards.
Named for co-founding mother Gloria Steinem, the Gloria Awards is a yearly celebration to benefit Ms. Foundation grantee partners around the country and to recognize leaders who have made an indelible impact on the gender justice movement at the local, state, and national level. Past honorees have included former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg, and the leaders of the Women’s March on Washington.
This year’s honorees are a roster of five incredible Black women who are making a difference across the country. In addition to Ms DuVernay and Ms. Welteroth, Monica Simpson of SisterSong, Shannan Reaze of Atlanta Jobs With Justice, and Joanne Smith of Girls for Gender Equity will also be honored for their leadership and contribution to the women’s movement.
In addition to Ms. DuVernay and Ms. Welteroth, the Ms. Foundation will honor three leaders from grantee-partner organizations who have impacted the women’s movement in unparalleled ways. Monica Simpson of SisterSong, Shannan Reaze of Atlanta Jobs With Justice, and Joanne Smith of Girls for Gender Equity will be recognized for their work in the fields of reproductive justice, economic justice, and women’s safety, respectively.