The National Organization for Women aims to take action to bring true equality for all women in America, and toward a fully equal partnership of the sexes.

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Sports Task Force Establishment


NOW’s National Board established a Sports Task Force. Its first objective is to integrate the Soapbox Derby.


Ivy Bottini, a founder of the New York Chapter of NOW and a graphic designer, at the request of Aileen Hernandez, has created the new NOW logo!

Women's Studies in Universities

NOW Chapters were involved in efforts to establish women’s studies courses at universities in California, Michigan and at newly co-educational Princeton University.

The first accredited women’s studies course appeared in the spring curriculum of Cornell University in New York State as a result of efforts by the recently formed Cornell-Ithaca Chapter of NOW!

U.S. Court of Appeals rules in Weeks v. Southern Bell

A major NOW victory! The U.S. Court of Appeals (fifth circuit) has ruled that the weight-lifting rule for women violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Lorena Weeks had been barred from a promotion to switchman due to the rules which prohibit women from lifting more than 30 pounds. NOW attorney, Sylvia Roberts used […]