Gloria Steinem and Gloria Allred
MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
Gloria Steinem Awards Go to
Troublemakers and Trailblazers
Story and Photos By Tim Boxer
MERICA’S unheard stories were brought to life as Ms. Foundation for Women honored unsung heroines at its 13th Annual Gloria Steinem Awards dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Kristin Davis of Sex and the City presented an award to Nadia Marin-Molina, and Lilliam Araujo, of The Workplace Project based in Hempstead, Long Island.
They have heartbreaking stories of women who escaped grinding poverty in their home countries only to find similar poverty as domestic workers in the U.S. These are the real images of America’s workers.
“We couldn’t exist as a show without the Ms. Foundation,” Kristin Davis said.
Ms. Foundation, led by founding president Gloria Steinem and president Marie C. Wilson, paid tribute to grassroots women leaders who fight to give voices and faces to the invisible workers plagued by low wages.
Gloria Steinem and husband David Bale
Lifetime cable president Carole Black said we should thank all the men who help us “because it makes us easier to live with.”
Amy Dean of Working Partnerships USA was recognized for leading a successful Living Wage Campaign among Silicon Valley temp workers in San Jose, California.
Presenter Glenn Close remarked, “I love playing women who are instigators, women who will not take things sitting down.”
Gloria Allred, the noted attorney, and Kelli Williams of TV’s The Practice presented an award to Marcy Whitebook and Peggy Haack of the Center for the Child Care Workforce of Washington, DC.
The White House Project first annual Leadership in Media Award went to Erin Brokovich for portraying a positive media image of a woman leader. Honorable mention went to The Contender.
Kelli Williams (from left), Gloria Steinem, Kristin
Davis and Marie C. Wilson
Ms. Foundation president Wilson announced that next year they’ll be celebrating the 10th year of Take Your Daughter to Work.
After such a day, children were asked to fill out cards. One girl wrote: “I’m the president of my own life.”