We are more than a coalition; we are a movement. Birthed from the energy and unity that defined the Fox Valley 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition, we've taken a historic milestone and turned it into a catalyst for continuous action.
Our purpose is to amplify the legacy of the women who fought for equality a century ago, to utilize that spirit to educate and empower today's women, and to ensure that the fight for women's rights does not end with us.
In partnership with a diverse array of women-run organizations, we are committed to lifting up the work of each group and harnessing our collective power to advocate for women's rights.
Who We Are
We are the Women’s Action Coalition of the Fox Valley, an alliance of strong, driven women from various associations, organizations, and clubs. Our desire is to celebrate, educate, and advocate for women’s rights, not only in recognition of the historic 19th amendment but also for the work that remains to be done.
Our collective represents:
- League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities
- Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
- Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region
- American Association of University Women–Appleton
- Mid-Day Women’s Alliance
Our synergy is our strength, and together we build on the momentum created by the Fox Valley 19th Amendment Centennial Coalition. Each organization brings a unique perspective, wealth of knowledge, and a shared vision of equality for all women. It's this shared vision that forms the foundation of our work, ensuring that the progress sparked by the 19th Amendment continues to burn brightly into the future.
“Women that believe in each other can survive anything."
— Nikita Gill
Poet and Playwright
American Association of University Women — Appleton (AAUW-Appleton): The American Association of University Women began in 1881 and advocacy efforts have propelled countless new laws, including the Equal Pay Act, Title IX, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Our AAUW-Appleton Branch is an active group of over 150 members. In addition to monthly meetings that feature programs that reflect our mission and current issues, we have active committees that address advocacy for Public Policy, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Social Justice.
Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a sisterhood of college-educated women with a mission to provide assistance and support to local communities. Chartered April 2, 2016, the women of the Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter represent the service areas in the counties of Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago in Northeast Wisconsin. As a public service organization of college-educated women, with a primary focus on the Black community, Deltas strive to embody the public motto of the organization ‘Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom’.
League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities: The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. Its members carefully study major public policy issues, and then work to influence public policy through education and advocacy. Its Mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. Membership is open to people all ages. By staunchly adhering to its nonpartisan principle, the League is recognized as one of the nation’s most trusted organizations.
Mid-Day Women's Alliance: Mid-Day Women's Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting women who are working professionals and retirees, senior executives and entry-level employees, community enthusiasts, avid volunteers, and everything in-between to provide a welcoming environment for all women who desire personal growth and development.
Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region: Through the collective power of philanthropy and community collaborations, the Women’s Fund promotes the advancement of women and girls in the Fox Valley Region, reflecting our vision of a community of equality where power and opportunity are not limited by gender. Through grants, strategic initiatives, education, and advocacy, the Women’s Fund focuses on advancing economic opportunities for women and girls creating pathways to financial stability for women and girls to reach their full potential.