Jul 26, 2012
Do you know an outstanding young woman leader in the social justice movement? There's still time to nominate her for the Berger-Marks Foundation's $10,000 "Edna" award.
Named for Edna Berger — a women's rights pioneer who started as a Philadelphia Inquirer receptionist and rose to become a writer, editor and the first woman organizer for The Newspaper Guild — the award recognizes "a woman who has made an extraordinary contribution to social justice early in her career" and her ongoing work to "significantly improve the lives of working women and men."
Last year, the foundation honored Ana Maria Archila, a Colombian immigrant who is director of a dynamic grassroots mobilization organization called Make the Road New York, with the first ever award.
"We are excited to continue supporting the important work of young activists like these women," said Linda Foley, president of the Berger-Marks Foundation.
Women up to 35 years old can be nominated through an online application (a short essay, resume and two letters of recommendation) until July 31. Click here or visit www.bergermarks.org for more information. A panel of union, civic and activist leaders will make the final selection and present the award in the fall.