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Women For Action is a 501(c)(3) women’s rights organization that features stories about the under-recognized efforts of women-firsts, award winning subjects and other women of significance. We search for innovators with a vision and tell their stories. We champion their efforts to create a discussion and initiate a wave of action across the globe. 

Women For Action champions the voices of women through the following key initiatives:



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To further our mission to promote women’s rights, equality and freedom in various societies, we tell stories about the hurdles and obstacles women and girls face in different parts of the world, to promote equity and human rights across the globe.

For instance, we interviewed Emmy and Peabody award winning film director Deeyah Khan for her film,  Banaz A Love Story which depicts a story about a young woman falling prey to an honor killing. The director herself is no stranger to some of the cultural expectations leading up to the death of the protagonist in her story.  To create awareness about honor violence and honor killings, Women For Action has partnered with local organizations such as the United Nations Association Greater Chicago Chapter and Unicef Chicago to screen the films Honor Diaries and The Price of Honor film to educate the public about the issue. We have also provided our voice and interviewed the filmmakers of The Price of Honor film to keep the discussion going.




Our Leadership

JULENE ALLEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Julene Allen is Executive Director and Founder of Women For Action. She's based in Chicago, Illinois and Dayton, Ohio. She founded Women For Action based on the principle of women, especially women of color and other disadvantaged groups being greater stakeholders of social justice and political movements by lending their voices to conversations about global feminism and human rights.  First starting off as a writer, and a feminist activist with a petition, Julene is a champion for equal rights, diversity and inclusion.

In addition to the nonprofit organization Women For Action, Julene has founded the following programs and initiatives Women For Action Magazine, LEAN IN OHIO, LEAN IN Women of Color, the petition to Elevate Women's Equality Day to a Federal Holiday and latinasequalpayday.org.

Additionally, Julene has led many volunteer initiatives through organizations and campaigns such as LeanIn.Org, USNC UN Women, Chicago Human Rights Watch, the Latino Policy Forum, blackwomsnequalpayday.org and stateofourunion.org.



CHIARA COLA, EUROPEAN MARKET STRATEGIST


Chiara Cola is Women For Action's European Market Strategist, based in Rome, Italy. She coordinates and manages interviews with key subjects in Europe. She is a sought out digital designer and owns the brand Chiara Cola which has been acknowledged by Vogue Italy and Harper Bazaar Russia. Her background in digital design, fashion and business enables her to facilitate Women For Action's relationships with creative engineers in different parts of the world.

Additionally, Chiara is cofounder of Women For Action: Voices of Italy, an interview series which tell stories about women trailblazers and innovators located in Italy.
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Women For Action tells stories about the under-recognized efforts of women-firsts, award winning subjects and other women of significance. We search for innovators with a vision and tell their stories. We champion their efforts to create a discussion and initiate a wave of action across the globe.

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Women For Action is a 501(c)(3) organization which works to do public good by elevating the voices of women and girls across the globe through an interview series.

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