Our nation has been rocked by tragedy and unrest in recent weeks and months—shaken by a tipping point in racial injustice, a global pandemic, and widespread economic devastation.
We mourn the senseless death of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives lost and stand with so many others in grief. We join the voices calling for change, and we call on women to support one another in fighting for equality for people of color.
As an organization, our core mission has been to promote inclusive equality for working women—across race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and political affiliation. We haven’t always gotten it right, but we are committed to listening and learning. We know we must put in the work to go further.
In the coming weeks, the Conferences for Women will be using our platform and sharing resources to amplify the voices of Black women and women of color. We are launching a speaker’s series featuring top voices who can shine a spotlight on key issues relating to racial injustice and communities of color.
Every woman, of every race, can make a difference. By standing shoulder to shoulder in the fight for justice, we can take action to promote diversity and lend our voices to calls for change. By participating in the civic process and providing support to groups fighting for change, we can make change happen.
We are stronger together. We support each other. We are committed to volunteering, donating, reading, learning and, especially, voting. We repeat our mantra every day:
WE are the women the world needs now, and we are ready to act.