Are you:
  • A formerly-incarcerated or otherwise directly impacted woman of color (including transgender and gender non-conforming women)*

  • Willing to give personal testimony and speak out publicly about your experiences

  • Able to volunteer up to 10 hours per month and commit to one year of membership

  • Able to read and write, with basic computer skills (like email and MS Word)

  • Dedicated to the empowerment and collective healing of our communities and the transformation of harmful policies that continue to endanger our communities?

*Membership is open to all women of color, but Women on the Rise centers and prioritizes the leadership of women who are Black/ African American, or of African heritage/ from the African diaspora. We are trans-inclusive.

Then we need you!

To become a Women on the Rise member:

  • Read and agree to the Mission, Vision, & Affirmations of Women on the Rise

  • Agree to show up in business casual attire & demonstrate polite conduct, behavior and demeanor

  • Attend a 1on1 with a Women on the Rise organizer within the first month of signing up to become a member (over the phone or in-person) and a quarterly orientation session

  • Volunteer up to 10 hours a month to help with outreach, phone banking, presentations, actions etc.

  • Agree to attend at least 6 monthly meetings per year


Benefits of being a member of Women on the Rise:

By joining Women on the Rise membership, you will be a part of a movement of women who believe in fighting for and demanding justice, dignity, and liberation for all. You will also:

  • Choose and inform the campaigns we work on

  • Receive a Women on the Rise T-shirt

  • Receive a Membership Card (at orientation within one month of signing up)

  • Receive periodic emails just for members about upcoming event, opportunities, and organizational & campaign updates

  • Have the opportunity to tell your powerful story to lawmakers to enact change

  • Be able to access free political education trainings (including occasional travel opportunities)

  • Get connected to a national movement and community of formerly-incarcerated people, advocates, & organizers

  • Have access to an advocacy team who will support you in finding resources to meet your immediate needs