Ms. Foundation for Women Announces Jocelyn Frye as New Board Chair

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ms. Foundation for Women Announces Jocelyn Frye as New Board Chair

Ms. Foundation for Women announced that Jocelyn Frye has been elected as its new Board Chair. Frye will head the body that offers guidance and oversight to the Ms. Foundation as it implements a new five-year strategic plan that centers its advocacy and grant-making on women and girls of color.

As a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Frye brings years of experience advocating on behalf of women and their families and will steer the Ms. Foundation’s board as they work to intentionally and inclusively reshape the nation’s first women’s foundation. Her history of thought leadership and bold advocacy are critical for her role as the Board Chair. In the past year alone, Frye has spoken out against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court; highlighted the persistent, systemic disparities in Black women’s pay; and advocated for increased support for survivors of workplace sexual harassment, particularly women of color and those in lower wage work.

Frye served for several years in the Obama White House, spearheading former First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity and military families initiatives, while also overseeing the young women’s component of the White House Leadership and Mentoring Initiative. Frye is a former practicing lawyer, who has testified before Congress and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on federal enforcement of employment-discrimination laws and their effectiveness...

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