Quota International Inc. and the National Women’s History Museum Announce Coalition Partnership to Expand and Acknowledge Women’s Rights and Gender Inequity

International-ColourWASHINGTON, D.C.—March 19, 2015— The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) and Quota International Inc. today announced the formation of a Coalition Membership at The Women in Peace and Conflict Event, hosted at George Washington University.
The event boasted impressive and well-respected panelists: Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative; and Dr. Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Opening remarks were presented by Kathleen Kuehnast, Director, Center for Gender & Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace. Closing remarks were made by Mary Ellsberg, PhD., Director, Global Women’s Institute & Professor of Global Health at George Washington University.
“We would like to welcome our Coalition partners who are here this evening,[ including] Quota International, one of our newest supporters,” said Laura Maurer, Program Director at the National Women’s History Museum.

Julianne Norman, Officer, International Programs at Quota International and Janet Guo, Officer, Program Development at Quota International were present at the event, along with representatives from fellow Coalition member organizations, the League of Women Voters and the National Congress of Black Women. Other Coalition Members include: Girls Inc., Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and the National Education Association. The Coalition represents a fast-growing number of national women’s professional and service organizations committed to “illuminating the role of women in transforming society and encouraging all people, women and men, to participate in democratic dialogue about our future.”

“Quota International appreciates the opportunity to join a coalition of such prestigious organizations working toward a unified goal to educate, inspire, and empower women,” said Barbara Schreiber, Executive Director for Quota International Inc. “We are women making history, and by working together we are able to accomplish so much more. Supporting the work of the National Women’s History Museum builds on the rich history Quotarians around the world have created for nearly a century.”


About Quota International Inc.
Founded in 1919, Quota International was created by five Buffalo, New York businesswomen who saw the potential for a women’s-only service organization to meet the needs of communities around the globe. Today, Quota International, a nonpartisan, 501c3 nonprofit organization is dedicated to empowering women, children, the deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing and speech-impaired. Utilizing the leaders and members in individual communities, Quota International boasts over 5000 members in 264 cities who raise millions of dollars to start, contribute to, and maintain service projects in 12 countries. For additional information visit: quota.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Media Contact:
Clarke Williams
Quota International Inc.
Clarke@quota.org
(202)331-9694

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