Ms President US Inc

Ridgefield, CT   |  https://mspresidentus.org/

Mission

Ms President US motivates and prepares girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions and know they can achieve them.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder, Executive Director

Liz Osterhus

Main address

PO Box 238

Ridgefield, CT 06877 USA

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EIN

82-2508937

NTEE code info

Girls Clubs (O22)

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, the percentage of women in civic leadership positions does not reflect their percentage of the population. Ms President US seeks to reach equal representation of women in civic leadership positions: women will occupy equal representation of women in civic leadership positions: women will occupy at least 50% of the seats in US Congress and in State Legislatures; at least 50% of State Governors will be women, and women will be future US Presidents. Girls' self-esteem peaks at age 9 and then begins to plummet -- we want to catch them pre-plummet. Ms President US wants to ensure that every girl in the US know that they too can be President of the United States if they choose to -- so long as they were born in the US, and not before 35 years of age. For all girls living in the US but not born here, Ms President US wants to encourage them to become civic leaders locally and in their state.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ms President US

Ms President US is a non-partisan, non-profit, community-based initiative, dedicated to motivating and preparing girls to aim for the highest civic leadership positions and know they can achieve them.

Leadership sessions are held on Friday afternoons (1 to 2 sessions per month) from October to March, followed by a campaign & election in April that is open to the public. Girls entering 4th to 8th Grade are welcome to enroll. High School girls with leadership experience may apply to be Mentors.

The main goals of Ms President US are:
To teach girls the importance of female involvement in public service, the responsibility it entails, and the opportunity it provides.
To impart exemplary values in future leaders – values that unite, uplift and inspire regardless of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Ms President US seeks to motivate and prepare young women to get involved in civic leadership, resulting in equal representation of women in civic leadership positions: women will occupy equal representation of women in civic leadership positions: women will occupy at least 50% of the seats in US Congress and in State Legislatures; at least 50% of State Governors will be women, and women will be future US Presidents.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Very simply, our program participants mentioned the lack of diversity in our speaker presentations and we have made a concerted effort to reach out to different populations to present to the participants.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ms President US Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rudy Marconi

First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield CT

Term: 2016 -


Board co-chair

Michele Booth

Rudy Marconi

First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield

Hildegard Grob

Executive Director, Keeler Tavern

Mary Anglade

Founder, sparqGen

Toni Boucher

Former State Senator, CT

Brenda McKinley

Director, Ridgefield Library

Wayne Floegel

Registrar or Voters

Darrin McGuire

Vice President of Orthopaedics, Sectra, Inc

Michele Booth

Former Pharmaceutical Executive

Liz Osterhus

Head of Change Management and Training, IPSOS

Jeff Goncalves

Program Director, Boys and Girls Club of Ridgefield

Amanda Cordano

Program Manager, Ms President US

Natalie Esikumo

Former Ms President US Mentor, Boston College student

Cristina Andreana

CPA, ACT Financial and Tax Services, LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/29/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.