Women AdvaNCe was founded in 2013 by Laura B. Edwards, a political activist and philanthropist, troubled by the lack of data-driven, factual messaging on women issues in North Carolina. Despite the fact that, according to Global Media Monitoring Project, women make up 52 percent of the population in NC, , nearly 80 percent of major news articles fail to focus on women-specific content. This gap, coupled with the rising tide of attacks on women’s rights in NC, motivated Laura to create a new organization that delivers thoughtful content and builds a supportive community that empowers women and enables women leaders to further the cause of full equality.
Women AdvaNCe is a non-partisan educational institute that only engages in activities that are permissible under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). We are strictly prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. In addition, Women AdvaNCe activities will not coordinate with any candidate, political party or other partisan entity.