The Young Feminist National Committee is comprised of feminists under the age of 35 from all parts of the United States. NOW CAN groups are organized by students, associated with the campus student activities or student government association, and will organize meetings and plan events to involve other students in bringing about progressive change for women. 

Collectively these initiatives have been leading grassroots activities in their respective communities and bringing attention to our six core issues. One of our core priorities is the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Given the ERA’s current status in Congress, there is great urgency to exert more pressure on leaders and stakeholders.

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Meet the Co-Chairs

Joi Dean

Joi is an Orlando native studying marketing at Florida Atlantic University. Through her work as the President of the FAU National Organization for Women, she found a passion for activism and leadership. In 2019, Joi won the FAU Student Executive of the Year Award. She has seen the chapter grow exponentially over the last few years and has been lucky enough to serve as the Director of Collegiate NOW for the State of Florida assisting 6 college chapters. Joi is also the Co-Chair of NOW’s Young Feminist Task Force at a national level.  Through her work with NOW, she has been lucky enough to receive some amazing opportunities such as speaking on a National Young Feminist Leadership panel, appearing on NPR podcasts, speaking on the Haitian Heritage Museum’s Women’s Equality Day panel, and leading diversity training for local organizations. She was also named the 2021 Activist of the Year by FAU’s Women’s Studies Department. Joi is also an executive board member of The American Marketing Association. Joi graduates in the fall and hopes to contribute her work in advocacy and uplift marginalized communities.

Shree Mehrotra

Shree is a youth activist from New Jersey, currently working at the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. In her role at the DOJ, Shree has worked with the Voting Section to monitor elections and with the Disability Rights Section to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act. Shree discovered her passion for activism at the University of Chicago, where she worked to raise awareness about issues of environmental justice on campus. At UChicago, she studied environmental science and human rights and conducted research on the impact of climate change on gender-based violence.

Prior to becoming Co-Chair of the Young Feminist Task Force at NOW, Shree became involved with NOW-NJ and serves as their PAC Secretary and Advocacy Coordinator. Through her work at NOW, she has continued to raise awareness about women’s rights and racial justice through panel events and collaborative arts projects. Shree hopes to continue this work of promoting women’s rights and racial justice through a legal career, supporting marginalized communities through law and policy.

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