About Us

The Younger Women’s Task Force of San Antonio was founded in 2016 by a passionate woman who cared about issues that affect women. The YWTF-San Antonio chapter was started so that the passionate, young women in San Antonio could have a place to meet, get involved in local issues that affect the lives of women, and make a difference in their own community.

YWTF is, above all, a community founded on the belief that we can WORK TOGETHER within and beyond the women’s movement to change the things we care about.

The Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) is a nationwide, grassroots movement dedicated to organizing younger women and their allies to take action on issues that matter most to them.


MISSION:
To advance initiatives and programs focused on education, wellness and betterment of girls and women through advocacy, community engagement and education (ACE).

VISION:
To build a coalition of women in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s who will call YWTF “home” as an organization that challenges and changes the future for girls and women in San Antonio.


OUR VALUES:

  • ADVOCACY: Give power to powerless, Give voice to voiceless
  • EMPOWERMENT: Support, motivate and create opportunities for success of each woman and girl
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Take ownership of the work we are doing and our commitment to the community we serve
  • INCLUSIVE: Welcome all members and allies with respect and open mindedness
  • CONNECT: Build and maintain strong relationships with organizations and community members
  • COMMITMENT: Committed to causes/demands, our work and our members

OUR RELATIONSHIP TO AAUW

Back in 2004, Alison Stein sat down with her boss to talk about how young women needed a space for activism. Not only did Stein’s boss want to help, as the chair of the National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) she could. Within weeks, Stein found 25 other women leaders who wanted to join her. Together they became the National Coordinating Committee for the Younger Women’s TaskForce. The movement grew the following year when 130 women from 42 different states came to Washington, D.C., to draft a Younger Women’s issues agenda. The group also established YWTF chapters across the country and officially commenced the work of the Task Force.