Choose to Challenge
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
The campaign theme for International Women's Day 2021 is 'Choose To Challenge'. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all #ChooseToChallenge.
As a woman-led organization, we're proud to celebrate the achievements of women, especially in the nonprofit sector. The majority of the nonprofit workforce — more than 75 percent in some U.S. sectors — is female. However, leadership doesn't reflect that majority. In 2015, GuideStar found that of U.S. nonprofits with annual budgets more than $50 million, just 18 percent had a female CEO. (source)
Here are a few other resources documenting the gendered pay and leadership gap in our sector.
Forbes: Using Gender Pay Gap Analysis To Inform Nonprofit Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Efforts by Traci Baird (2020)
Nonprofit Hub: The nonprofit gender gap still exists — what we can do about it by Lyndsey Hrabik
Nonprofit Quarterly: Women in power, or — not so much: Gender in the nonprofit sector by Erin Lamb (2015)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Why Women Don't Get Ahead at Nonprofits by Jim Rendon (2021)
The Collaboratory of Virginia is a proponent for a healthy nonprofit ecosystem in the Richmond region, and wishes to be a place for resources, collaboration, and discussions.
More resources, campaigns, and challenges can be found at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/