WHO WE ARE
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates all cultures, backgrounds and religions. We create and provide a safe space for women to share their stories and drive impact personally, professionally, and philanthropically. The women who participate in this international platform serve as inspirational leaders and role models to their communities and fans around the world.
WHAT DRIVES US
The Miss Universe Organization exists to advocate for a future forged by women - women with the courage to push the limits of what’s possible, who are curious enough to make world-shaking discoveries, and audacious enough to do this over and over. We believe that the future of humanity rests on reaching gender equity around the world.
RUN BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
MUO empowers women to realize their ambition and build self-confidence as a catalyst for future success. The MUO community is a sisterhood that is committed to uplifting one another.
MUO delegates and titleholders are able to cultivate their personal, professional, and philanthropic goals. These women are forward-thinking and motivated not just to talk about change, but to enact it.
Research has shown a lack of self-confidence is the #1 obstacle for women to overcome in trying to reach their potential. By developing self-confidence through MUO experiences, women have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, and entertainment.
MUO prioritizes giving back to our communities through an international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models, our delegates and titleholders create positive change by volunteering, fundraising, and advocacy.
These are a few of our regular partners:
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking.
Cleft repair surgery is simple, and the transformation is immediate. Smile Train’s sustainable model provides training, funding and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ developing countries to provide 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
Best Buddies® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown to almost 1,500 chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies' eight formal programs engage participants in each of the 50 U.S. states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world.
GOD'S LOVE WE
For over 35 years, God’s Love We Deliver has improved the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. GLWD has home-delivered 25 million+ nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.