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Empowering all women, particularly first- and second-generation immigrants, to become engaged citizens and community leaders, regardless of political affiliation.

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Our Mission and Core Values

Empower all women, particularly first– and second-generation immigrants, to become engaged citizens and community leaders, regardless of political affiliation. Work to build a world in which more women hold position of power and leadership in government, community, and business settings.

  • Nonpartisan civic leadership organization

  • Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Committed in removing any barriers that prevent full participation of women in the public sphere

  • Believe in reflective democracy

  • Grassroots initiatives and consensus building are the strengths of our organization


Read about our work in Minnesota Women’s Press

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WOW: Encouraging East African Women Leaders

reported By Erica Rivera

“Habon Abdulle wanted a change. “I got tired of seeing more East African or Somali men running for office, and women always working behind the scenes on the campaign or being a campaign manager,” she says.”

“In 2012, she called friends and acquaintances interested in civil leadership to see what could be done to bring more women into politics. A group met over dinner in 2012 to discuss who in the East African community could run for office or get appointed to civic leadership positions. Monthly meetings continued.”

“Two women in the group wanted to run for public office, but “they were hesitant because no one ever told them that they were good enough or had the required credentials to run for office,” Abdulle says. One of those women was Ilhan Omar.