Annual Event

Join us for the 2024 Democracy in Action celebration!

The 2024 Democracy in Action celebration – held in person on June 7, 2024 at 6:30 PM ET at the Conrad in Washington, DC – will recognize leaders, from a range of industries and movements, who advance the power of women at home, in the workplace, in the classroom, at the doctor’s office, on the picket line, at the ballot box, in the halls of government, and every place between.

As we prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities that 2024 presents, the mission of the National Partnership assumes a renewed sense of urgency – and the resources raised through this annual celebration are more critical than ever. Join us to celebrate the progress we’ve made and energize ourselves for the fights ahead.

Illustration of 5 women standing in a group, some of them have their fists raised. The text in the background reads: Democracy in Action.
Illustration of 5 women standing in a group, some of them have their fists raised. The text in the background reads: Democracy in Action.

The 2024 Democracy in Action celebration – held in person on June 7, 2024 at the Conrad in Washington, DC – will recognize leaders, from a range of industries and movements, who advance the power of women at home, in the workplace, in the classroom, at the doctor’s office, on the picket line, at the ballot box, in the halls of government, and every place between.

As we prepare to meet the challenges and opportunities that 2024 presents, the mission of the National Partnership assumes a renewed sense of urgency – and the resources raised through this annual celebration are more critical than ever. Join us to celebrate the progress we’ve made and energize ourselves for the fights ahead.

DISTINGUISHED HONOREES

Distinguished Honoree Teresa C. Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Teresa C. Younger is an activist, advocate, renowned public-speaker, organizational strategist, and a proven leader in the philanthropic and policy sectors. Having spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles for comprehensive equity and the elimination of institutionalized oppression, she now serves as the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Prior to joining the Ms. Foundation for Women, Younger served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut – the first African American and the first woman to hold that position.

Younger is a thought leader at the critical intersections of gender and race. Within the philanthropic sector she serves on initiatives to shape and change the narrative of women and girls, including Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Philanthropy New York and Black Funders for Social Justice.

Additionally, Younger serves on a number of boards including the Ethel Walker School and Essie Justice Group.

She has appeared on MSNBC’s UP with David Gura, NBC News, NPR Radio, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, SiriusXM, and in USA Today, AP, Rewire, BadassWomenLeaders.com podcast and the New York Times.

Younger is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in Humanities from theUniversity of New Haven in 2018. She is also a proud lifetime Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient.

 

SEIU Service Employees International Union

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is an organization of 2 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide — and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

VIDEO FROM RECENT EVENTS

2023 Annual Event

Featuring Vice President Kamala Harris and honoring Rep. Robin Kelly, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

2022 Annual Event

Featuring First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and honoring Melanie Campbell, Mónica Ramírez, Senator Sarah McBride, Congresswoman Judy Chu and Secretary Janet L. Yellen

2021 Virtual Gala

Featuring President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and Michelle Obama and honoring Stacey Abrams, Yvette Nicole Brown, Rep. DeLaura and Darren Walker

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST EVENTS

2022 Annual Event

Featuring Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Janet L. Yellen, and Rep. Judy Chu

2021 Virtual Gala

Featuring President Biden, Rep. Pelosi, and former First Lady Michelle Obama

2019 Gala Dinner

Featuring Reps. Lauren Underwood, Deb Haaland and Rosa DeLauro

2018 Gala Dinner

Featuring Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Rosalind Brewer and Sheryl Sandberg

2017 Gala Dinner

Featuring Kamala Harris

2016 Gala Dinner

Featuring Barbara Mikulski, Sylvia Burwell, Kirsten Gillibrand and Robert Moritz

2015 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Tom Perez and Sheila Lirio Marcelo

2014 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Nancy Pelosi

2013 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Rosa DeLauro, Tammy Duckworth and Gwen Moore

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST EVENTS

2022 Annual Event

Featuring Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary Janet L. Yellen, and Rep. Judy Chu

2021 Virtual Gala

Featuring President Biden, Rep. Pelosi, and former First Lady Michelle Obama

2019 Gala Dinner

Featuring Reps. Lauren Underwood, Deb Haaland and Rosa DeLauro

2018 Gala Dinner

Featuring Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Rosalind Brewer and Sheryl Sandberg

2017 Gala Dinner

Featuring Kamala Harris

2016 Gala Dinner

Featuring Barbara Mikulski, Sylvia Burwell, Kirsten Gillibrand and Robert Moritz

2015 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Tom Perez and Sheila Lirio Marcelo

2014 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Nancy Pelosi

2013 Annual Luncheon

Featuring Rosa DeLauro, Tammy Duckworth and Gwen Moore

Don't miss out on what's sure to be another exciting event! If you have questions, please email us at eventinfo@nationalpartnership.org.

 

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