Throughout history, women have been tenacious in the struggle for equity in society, at home, and in the executive suite. Wherever injustice existed, you can bet that women were on the case to create change from the ground up, and it may not have happened quietly.
Since March of 1987, we have celebrated and honored the remarkable accomplishments of strong, determined women during Women’s History Month. This month in the Ally, we are turning the spotlight on women in leadership in Mississippi. Each woman featured here adds her light to the sum of all light, showing the way to a better future for all Mississippians. W.E.B. DuBois, civil rights activist, sociologist, and historian, observed that “there is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”
Note from the Associate Director
Recently, I was having a conversation with one of our philanthropic member organization directors and remarked to him how thrilled I was to learn of his family’s contribution to Meridian, MS. His grandfather owned and operated the E.F. Young Hotel which was a place that black travelers could find quality lodging during the years of […]
Member Spotlights: Northeast MS Habitat for Humanity
For the last two years, I have had the privilege of doing the most purposeful and fulfilling work by helping families help themselves. Our affiliate, Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, is small but mighty. We’re about helping families in Lee County, Mississippi build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.Currently, we’re working with five families helping […]