The Foundation builds strategic, nonpartisan partnerships to deploy a broad range of tactics helping women succeed in American politics.
Our partnerships change the dialogue about women candidates in the media; showcase powerful historical examples of women’s leadership and empowerment; mobilize women voters across political parties through innovative online and grassroots campaigns.
Presidential Gender Watch 2016
Presidential Gender Watch 2016 is a nonpartisan project of the Center for American Women and Politics and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation to track, analyze, and illuminate gender dynamics in the 2016 presidential election. Presidential Gender Watch 2016 draws upon the research and expertise of both partner organizations, as well as other experts, to further public understanding of how gender influences candidate strategy, voter engagement and expectations, media coverage, and electoral outcomes in the race for the nation’s highest executive office. Our goal is to lend expert analysis to the dialogue around gender throughout the election season.Read More
Power in Place
For the Power in Place project, photographer Katrina Hajagos captures photos of American women leaders in special settings chosen by the subjects themselves. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is proud to support the work of Power in Place as they increase the visibility of women in politics. The project aims to increase the participation of women in public office by holding up inspirational role models. Power in Place believes that images are the most powerful way to convey this opportunity to the young women who will be tomorrow’s mayors, congresswomen, and presidents.Read More
GIRLS GO VOTE, a project of GlobalGirl Media
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is proud to partner with GlobalGirl Media on their innovative #GIRLS GO VOTE project.Through #GIRLS GO VOTE, young women around the Unites States will investigate the issue of women’s political leadership. Girls will receive media training and will set up a series of interviews with first-time or newly elected female officials and candidates. The resulting videos will also include interviews with people on the street and the girls themselves discussing the women’s political leadership. The goal is to promote civic engagement, youth leadership and democracy building in traditionally under-served communities through the experience of participatory media.Read More