Women4Change (W4C) is a nonpartisan, grassroots, collaborative organization whose mission is to equip and mobilize women to engage effectively in political and civic affairs in order to strengthen democracy and to advocate for the leadership, health, safety, and dignity of all women in Indiana.

W4C’s founders, Rabbi Sandy Sasso and Jennifer Nelson Williams, were deeply disturbed by the breakdown in civility witnessed during the heated 2016 presidential campaign. After the election, they decided to do something to help restore civil discourse in the political atmosphere.

When more than 800 people showed up for the first meeting of W4C, they established a steering committee to help develop a strategic plan that would guide the organization’s focus in the long term. A board of directors convened in October 2017 and has worked with staff to make Hoosier women heard in Indiana politics.

W4C is comprised of two entities, Women4Change Indiana Action Fund and Women4Change Indiana. The Women4Change Indiana Action Fund petitions the government on behalf of Hoosier women and actively seeks to create positive change by influencing public policy through advocacy. Women4Change Indiana mobilizes women to engage effectively in civic affairs in order to strengthen our democracy and to advocate for Hoosier women.

Revised March 2021

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