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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. 

Many of Women For Action's interviews are featured through its five key projects and initiatives such as:

Other Stories We Provide

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 their prospective geographic region, to educate the public and enlarge our international sisterhood.

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 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 and  minority groups being greater stakeholders of their social and political well being by lending their voices to global feminism, civil rights and human rights conversations.  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 Times, LEAN IN OHIO, LEAN IN Women of Color, The petition to Elevate Women's Equality Day to a Federal Holiday, Voices of Italy and the Women History Makers Project.

Additionally, Julene has led many volunteer initiatives through organizations and projects such as the Equal Means Equal Film, LeanIn.Org, USNC UN Women, Chicago Human Rights Watch, Latino Policy Forum, Chicago's premiere of the Price of Honor film screening, the Honor Diaries Chicago film screening, Indieflix, the PBS Race 2012 Documentary Blogging Project and many more.



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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