Awards + Funders


In 2013-2014:

In 2012:

  • Hollaback! received the TED City 2.0 prize for it’s app partnership with the New York City Government. They termed it “an idea on which our planet’s future depends;”
  • Hollaback! was a finalist in the Ashoka’s  “She Will Innovate” competition;
  • Hollaback!’s executive director was named one of The Huffington Post’s 20 Women “Leading the Way”
  • Hollaback! won the Manhattan Young Democrats “Engendering Progress” award;

In 2011:

  • Hollaback! was named a finalist in the Green Mountain Coffee “Revelation to Action” competition.
  • Hollaback!’s executive director received an Ashoka “ChangemakHERS” award

Our executive director has also won many awards for her leadership. In 2014, she was named a Mulheres Inspiradoras for the year by Think Olga, and in 2013, one of the Daily Muse’s “50 Fearless Minds Changing the World.”  In 2012, she received five awards in 2012 including one of twelve women to watch in 2012 by the Daily Muse, one of 20 women “leading the way” by the Huffington Post, a “Hero Among Us” in People Magazine, an AOL “Next Maker,” and one of Jezebel’s “25 kick-ass and amazing women we love.  In 2011, May was named one of Women’s eNews “21 leaders for the 21st Century”, which was presented by Dan Rather, received the “40 under 40” award from the New Leaders Council, was selected as a Top 10 finalist for the “Young Nonprofit Leaders of the Year” Classy awards, and was named an Ashoka “ChangemakHER” joining such social change makers as Melinda Gates and Fran Drescher.  Additionally, and to our utter delight, when feminist icon Gloria Steinem was asked, “What women today inspire you and make you feel that the movement continues?” Her response was, “Emily May of Hollaback! who has empowered women in the street, literally.”




Eileen Fisher
Ford Foundation
New Media Ventures
New York City Council
New York Women’s Foundation
Prime Movers – A Program of Hunt Alternatives
Up the Rivers Endeavors


Blue Ridge Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Dobkin Family Foundation
New York Women’s Foundation

New York City Council

Knight Foundation Prototype Fund
Eileen Fischer
Up the River Endeavors
Vitamin W
Lifeway Kefir

Ben and Jerry’s Foundation
Credit Suisse
Instructional Telecommunications Foundation
New York Women’s Foundation
O’Neill Foundation
Up the River Endeavors
Caruso Foundation
TEDx City 2.0 Prize

Ms. Foundation for Women
Valentine Perry Synder Fund
Caruso Foundation
Up the River Endeavors
Open Meadows Foundation

Barnard Center for Research on Women
craigslist charitable fund
Instructional Telecommunications Foundation
Ms. Foundation for Women




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