November 9, 2011
We are proud to announce that Third Wave’s Executive Director Mia Herndon will be the recipient of a New York Moves Magazine Power Women award. Moves is celebrating Mia’s longstanding commitment to social justice, her inspiring vision, and her courageous leadership.
Moves Magazine’s Power Women Awards honor “a collection of some of the most fearless and influential women of the day. These are women of substance who have made an incredible impression in their respective fields and an impact on their environment.”
Mia will be honored alongside 26 other powerful women in media, business, the arts, and education. For a full list of honorees, click here. Past honorees include Nadine Strossen, first woman president of the American Civil Liberties Union, actresses Famke Janssen and Laura Benanti, and concert pianist Elaine Kwon.
This award recognizes Mia for her leadership in the social justice field and for her role in cultivating young feminists nationwide. As the only national, feminist foundation supporting the visions of young women, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth, Third Wave is vital to amplifying the voices of these progressive activists. Since 2001, Mia has been a key part of Third Wave’s success, ensuring that these young activists have the skills and opportunities to lead efforts for social justice in their communities.
Tweet your congratulations to Mia (@3Wave) and the other Moves Power Women using the #CongratsMia and #PowerWomen hashtags.
Written by: Third Wave Foundation