Every 98 seconds a woman is assaulted in the United States, and one in ten girls have experienced harassment.
The mission of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation is to empower women to live boldly and fearlessly, and to reduce objectification and harassment. We advocate for empowerment, safety awareness, and gender equality. We further our mission by providing self-defense training and educational opportunities, and through strategic partnerships to address the root causes of violence.
Vanessa Marcotte was a 27 year-old woman who was killed by an act of violence. She inspires the Foundation's work and her kind, philanthropic, and compassionate spirit continues to influence people of all ages.