USOW Ambassadors OUR AMBASSADORS ABOUT THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM The USOW Ambassador Program is an opportunity for current and future leaders passionate about improving gender equity, no matter their background or previous experience. Our team ensures that Ambassadors have the tools, resources, connections, and support they need to tell the story of women’s power and make a measurable change in their communities. FIND YOUR STATE’S AMBASSADOR WHAT AMBASSADORS DO Grow a network of local supporters interested in taking action, focusing on outreach to individuals who haven’t previously done so or are looking to get more involved. Collaborate with local nonprofits and other organizations on events or actions. These actions may include mobilizing public support, meeting with local officials, planning a rally, etc. Each Ambassador’s actions may be different and not all will fit into a single issue. Bring stakeholders, such as government officials, business leaders, local non-profits, activists, and community members, working on gender equity across issue areas in your community together, ensuring that best practices are being shared, efforts are coordinated, and collaboration is happening through regular roundtables, continued engagement, and the eventual creation of a statewide network. Identify individuals doing innovative, groundbreaking, and critical work in their community that should be highlighted on USOW’s media channels and amongst their community of USOW supporters. This includes USOW’s broader reach through USOW’s Forbes BrandVoice Channel. Ambassadors actively share and interact with USOW media platforms and content to amplify the messages of our partner organizations. IMPACT Throughout their time with USOW, Ambassadors work with a wide range of organizations and individuals in their community. Here are some of the ways they’ve been able to kickstart or strengthen their local movements for full gender equity: FIND YOUR LOCAL AMBASSADOR ALABAMA NOBLE RASHEEDBIRMINGHAMConnect with Noble!NIKESHA TILTONMONTGOMERYConnect with Nikesha! ALASKA SarahEcolanoCORDOVAConnect with Sarah! ARIZONA IRENE FRANCORUBIOPHOENIXConnect with Irene!SUE ELLEN ALLENSCOTTSDALEConnect with Sue Ellen! SHAMIALODGESURPRISEConnect with Shamia! ARKANSAS AKISSI HILLLITTLE ROCKConnect with Akissi! CALIFORNIA ISRA AHMADSAN JOSEConnect with Isra!DENEAJOSEPHLOS ANGELESConnect with Denea! SUZETTE SHAWLOS ANGELESConnect with Suzette!ALCIRADOMINGUEZLONG BEACHConnect with Alcira! RENEE DELOS SANTOSSANTA MONICAConnect with Renee!SOFIAHAQ WEST COVINAConnect with Sofia! CHANTAL ROCHELLENORTH HOLLYWOODConnect with Chantal!JUDITHHOWELLSAN DIEGOConnect with Judith! JUDITHMARTINEZ BELLFLOWERConnect with Judith!MOLLY NUGENTSACRAMENTOConnect with Molly! DIANENGUYENBERKELYConnect with Diane! COLORADO RAANASIMMONSBOULDERConnect with Raana! CONNECTICUT JESSICAWEAVERHARTFORDConnect with Jessica!KAILEY TOWNSENDHARTFORDConnect with Kailey! BRITTNEYYANCYHARTFORDConnect with Brittney! DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA KAMILAHMARTIN-PROCTORWASHINGTON, D.C.Connect with Kamilah! FLORIDA YSABELLAOSSESPEMBROKE PINESConnect with Ysabella!SADAFSAIEDORLANDOConnect with Sadaf! NICOLE DIXONPENSACOLAConnect with Nicole!ALEXWASHINGTONTALLAHASSEEConnect with Alex! GEORGIA ASHLYN MARTINATLANTAConnect with Ashlyn!QUYIONAH WINGFIELDATLANTAConnect with Quyionah! ALANABELLEATLANTAConnect with Alana! HAWAI’I COURTNEY CHOYPEARL CITYConnect with Courtney!MEA ALOHA SPADYKANEOHEConnect with Mea! ILLINOIS CARLA KUPECHICAGOConnect with Carla!KATE LIEBELTCHICAGOConnect with Kate! SHREYASINGHCHICAOGConnect with Shreya! INDIANA KHALILAHSHABAZZINDIANAPOLISConnect with Khalilah! KANSAS BULAONG RAMIZ-HALLLAWRENCEConnect with Bulaong! LOUISIANA DIANNAPAYTONBATON ROUGEConnect with Dianna! MASSACHUSETTS YAIRA MATOSBOSTONConnect with Yaira! MARYLAND KIMBERLY SARVISBOWIEConnect with Kimberly!YASMIN KARIMIANBALTIMOREConnect with Yasmin! MICHIGAN ANJIBARTOROYAL OAKConnect with Anji! MINNESOTA PRIYAMANDASTILLWATERConnect with Priya! MISSOURI KHRYS BLANTONWENTZVILLEConnect with Khrys!CHLOE ZACKKANSAS CITYConnect with Chloe! MISSISSIPPI LATAYEDAVISMERIDIANConnect with LaTaye! MONTANA MERCEDESBAWDENHELENAConnect with Mercedes! NORTH CAROLINA CAROLINESTEPHENSONCOMOConnect with Caroline!GINGER HANLONASHEVILLEConnect with Ginger! BRITTANYMOORECHARLOTTEConnect with Brittany! NORTH DAKOTA DANIELLE FINNBISMARCKConnect with Danielle! NEBRASKA PRECIOUSMcKESSONOMAHAConnect with Precious! NEW JERSEY DEJAJONESNEWARKConnect with Deja!EIKOLA BORIAJERSEY CITYConnect with Eiko! NEW MEXICO ERICADAVIS-CRUMPALBUQUERQUEConnect with Erica! NEW YORK JAN BAKERTHE BRONXConnect with Jan!ASHA BOSTONBROOKLYNConnect with Asha! MEAGHAN DAVISBROOKLYNConnect with Meaghan!BETHANSAUNDERSMANHATTANConnect with Bethan! KENDRA GAUNTBROOKLYNConnect with Kendra!I GEENA CRUZROCHESTERConnect with I Geena! NEVADA CHERIE LEEWILLIAMSLAS VEGASConnect with Cherie! OHIO KAYDIANCOMERCOLUMBUSConnect with Kaydian!CORI WOLFFCINCINNATIConnect with Cori! DESIRÉBENNETTCINCINNATIConnect with Desiré!EMILYCARROLLSanduskyConnect with Emily! OREGON KATHERINEDONNEWALDPORTLANDConnect with Katherine! PENNSYLVANIA BRITTANYNWACHUKUPITTSBURGHConnect with Brittany!LAQUISHAANTHONYPHILADELPHIAConnect with LaQuisha! PUERTO RICO ADAALVAREZSAN JUANConnect with Ada! RHODE ISLAND ALEXBETTISPROVIDENCEConnect with Alex! SOUTH CAROLINA EDEN WALLACECLEMSONConnect with Eden!ZADONNA SLAY ROCK HILLConnect with ZaDonna! SOUTH DAKOTA NICOLE HEENANRAPID CITYConnect with Nicole! TENNESSEE HEATHER RYANSEXTONNASHVILLEConnect with Heather!SHENÉESIMONMEMPHISConnect with Shenée! TEXAS COURTNEYCARVALHOHOUSTONConnect with Courtney!DENISEMELANSONAUSTINConnect with Denise! KWENTORIAWILLIAMSHOUSTONConnect with Kwentoria!MONIQUENAVARROEL PASOConnect with Monique! SAMIRAMADDOXALLENConnect with Samira! VIRGINIA JACKIEGLASSNORFOLKConnect with Jackie!TAMMIEMOBLEYCHESTERConnect with Tammie! U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS JANETTEMILLIN YOUNGST. THOMASConnect with Janette! VERMONT JOYDIXONESSEX JUNCTIONConnect with Joy! WASHINGTON KATROBINSONBELLEVUEConnect with Kat! WISCONSIN ASMAKEELERMILWAUKEEConnect with Asma! WEST VIRGINA JENI GAMBLEMORGANTOWNConnect with Jeni!