“Collaborating with the Women Foundation of Minnesota’s Young Women’s Initiative is a natural fit for #SHARETHEMICMN because it supports our greater mission of making Minnesota a more equitable state. It’s important that we bring disenfranchised and often unheard younger women on the journey with us and help them amplify and expand the reach of their voices as it pertains to the impactful work they’re doing in their communities and our state.”

Jasmine Brett Stringer, Founder #SHARETHEMICMN and
Carpe Diem with Jasmine

“Women’s history is being written today. Young women leaders are leading now, not waiting for the future. Sharing the mic is one way we are building, yielding, and sharing power with young women who hold solutions for our most pressing issues.”

Gloria Perez, President and CEO of the of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

About the Collaboration

In 2021 for its first-ever collaboration, #SHARETHEMICMN partnered with the voices of WFMN’s Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota, a partnership with the Minnesota Governor’s office that centers the leadership and solutions of young Black women, young Indigenous women, young women of color, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities. Young women and gender-expansive leaders representing eight communities across Minnesota that are impacted by inequities in economic opportunity, safety, and leadership took over the social media channels of diverse statewide leaders.

This March, 2022 the voices of the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota will once again take over the media channels of a diverse cross-section of statewide leaders to highlight the change that is possible when we put young women at the intersection of identities at the center of solutions.

Connecting to the 2022 International Women’s Day on March 8, we believe in using our collective action to #BreakTheBias. In solidarity with women around the globe, we dedicate the month of March to celebrate the leadership of Minnesota women and gender-expansive leaders, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equity. We imagine a “world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.” Collectively and individually, we can take action for equity and #BreakTheBias.