OWL: Older Women's League

older Women's League

After a White House mini-conference on aging in Des Moines, Iowa, OWL (the Older Women's League) was founded in 1980 to specifically address issues of older women. As the only national grassroots membership organization to focus solely on issues unique to women as they age, OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. OWL strives to provide a strong and effective voice for the more than 58 million women age 40 and over in America. OWL has created powerful and effective grassroots network of over 60 chapters nationwide composed of women and men of all ages dedicated to winning economic, health and social equity for midlife and older women. OWL leaders and members undertake national public education and advocacy campaigns, and work through forums, campaigns and coalitions to put those issues in the public spotlight and on the legislative agenda.

 

 
 
   

 

 

 

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