Meet BPW Member - Amanda Owen

23 Aug 2022 3:30 PM | Lea-Ann W. Berst (Administrator)

A member of NFBPWC/PA since 2020, Amanda Owen is the co-founder of the Justice Bell Foundation (JBF) - a nonprofit dedicated to reclaiming women's history and promoting voter participation.

Amanda has written and directed a documentary, Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women's Fight for the Vote, which premiered at the National Women’s History Museum on August 26, 2020. Finding Justice has aired on PBS (WQLN and WHYY) and for a number of institutions, organizations, and film festivals.

Watch the trailer:



In her role as the Executive Director of the Justice Bell Foundation, Amanda commissioned a public art project in partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, a replica Justice Bell that travels to institutions, museums, and organizations, to educate the public about this lost icon of the women's suffrage movement and the women who fought for voting rights. Amanda has also participated in creating a school program that introduces children to the story of the women's suffrage movement.

Amanda Owen, NFBPWC PAAmanda is the author of two books published by Penguin, 'The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve' and 'Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe'. Her work investigating and researching the benefits of receiving has earned her accolades from her peers and her seminars and workshops have helped thousands of people transform their lives.

Amanda is currently writing a book about the Justice Bell's role in the American women's suffrage movement.

A couple of questions for Amanda --

WHAT HAS BEING INVOLVED IN NFBPWC MEANT FOR YOUR CAREER?

I enjoy being in communication with women who are committed to advocating for women’s equality. My local affiliate members have been very supportive of my work on behalf of my nonprofit, the Justice Bell Foundation, and I am glad that the BPW programs give me the opportunity to engage in activities that support women.

WHAT'S YOUR CALL TO ACTION FOR OUR READERS?

You can learn about the work of the Justice Bell Foundation at https://www.justicebell.org/ and our newest program, OUR HISTORY PROJECT: https://www.ourhistoryproject.org/

OUR HISTORY PROJECT is a joint initiative of the Justice Bell Foundation, Wild West Women, Inc. and the National Women's History Alliance. Our goal is to create a central location with free resources to help families locate their ancestors, particularly those who fought for voting rights and for equality.

Wow, Go Amanda!


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