Sylvia Helen Forman, who died in 1992, was a founding member of the Association of Feminist Anthropology in 1988. In addition, in 1982, Sylvia led the effort to organize the General Anthropology Division. She was also involved with the Committee on the Status of Women in Anthropology (COSWA), and contributed to COSWA’s 1978 report. She was a member of the Association of Black Anthropologists (ABA) and traveled to Cuba in 1980 as part of the ABA delegation to the Cuban Academy of Sciences. She also worked to establish an endowment for Third World women to study anthropology at the University of Massachusetts.