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Women for Progress
of Mississippi, Inc.

Established 1978

Our Services

History & Purpose

Women for Progress of Mississippi, Inc. was chartered on May 11, 1978 as a non-profit, non-partisan community improvement organization of action-oriented, influential, and talented individuals. Under the leadership of Mrs. Dorothy T. Stewart, founder and first president, Women For Progress's mission was to become a catalyst for: Advocacy, Awareness, and Action.

Our major thrusts are:

  • Political Action

  • Education

  • Economic Development

  • Cultural Advancement


Women for Progress is a catalyst for action.

​Progress emanates from awareness.


Women For Progress informs the community on the problems and issues of our time: issues in education, legislation, poverty, crime, racism, religion, urban development, and unemployment.


Women for Progress is actively seeking women who possess an interest in voluntarism, a commitment to community service and an interest in developing her potential for voluntary community participation.

Women for Progress is structured to meet the schedules of busy


There are several ways you can join forces with the Organization's work.  Your support helps us to change lives.


When people come together, pool their human and capital resources, and invest themselves, extraordinary things transpire.

Our Services

Political Action

Part of the mission of our organization is to disseminate information on the issues that impact our community and our state. 


It is our desire that voters are informed and active participants in policymaking process. 

Reading Group

Sankofa Reading Group is an auxillary of Women for Progress of MS, Inc.  The group meets monthly or quarterly to discuss selected readings on a variety of topics and authors. 

Business Network

The Women’s Business & Entrepreneurs Network


Shall promote and support women in business and help create new economic development opportunities for more women.


Women for Progress desires to disseminate facts and information that will ensure fair and equitable treatment for all.


Throughout our history we have made political action a major priority. Making the political system more responsive was our first step in addressing many of the issues facing our communities. Women for Progress Radio provides a platform for that effort.

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