I was sent a blog called In Her Words: Where Women Rule the Headlines. The blog is not up yet but here is a link to their website: NY Times In Her Words.
The blog had a great interview with former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power. She speaks on a number of important issues, but one question and her response really struck me:
Some of the countries that have been doing well in this pandemic — New Zealand, Germany, Taiwan and Finland — all have something in common: They have female leaders. What can we take away from that? Is it just a correlation or do you think there’s a real cause-and-effect here?
It is so striking the extent to which that correlation exists. Of course, there are a few countries that have performed very well — Australia, the Republic of Korea, for example — that are led by men. But the qualities of leadership in each of them — which vary even among the women, I mean, Angela Merkel and Jacinda Ardern are very different leaders — is some combination of expressed empathy, a kind of intellectual humility, an ability to change course when something doesn’t appear to be working and an inclusive message. Those qualities of leadership are associated with women’s styles of leadership…
At InspiHER Tech we know that elevating women into positions of influence is what is necessary if we are ever going to have positive, sustainable change, remove the systemic abuse of power, and create a new form of leadership in the world.
A world where there is no hierarchy, ranking or patriarchal mindset that places one person above another and is fraught with egoic power battles is possible. Where the majority believes that the minority marginalized is not an extension of themselves can cease to exist.
We have been thrown into an opportunity to change. It may seem chaotic, angry, scary and wrong but it is what we have to work with so let’s work with it!
Are you willing to Take Charge of positive, sustainable change by contributing to organizations that work towards creating equality and removing unfair and unbalanced practices?
Below is a partial list of organizations and people that are making a difference for women, around racism and other social justice issues. We believe our not-too-distant future can look radically different AND radically better if we grab the opportunity of this time! (Thanks to Dr. Sarah Seidelmann, her friend Kanesha Lee Baynard and Steph Lagana for their help on this).
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WAYS TO LEARN AND CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER TOMORROW
https://www.louizadoran.com/ Anti-racism & decolonization work with mixed identity and experiences
http://leesareneehall.com/ Uses question prompts and field trips to explore bias
https://womenintheboardroom.com/about/ Getting women into boardrooms
https://athenaalliance.org/ Getting women into boardrooms
https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a23678900/women-political-organizations-run-for-office/ Article on getting women into office
https://www.runtheseries.com/casting Helping women successfully run for office
https://www.girlboss.com/identity/black-women-running-for-office Article on getting women into office
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/534393/organizations-helping-women-around-world Article on organizations helping women around the World
https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/02/racial-justice-organizations Racial Justice Organizations
https://blacklivesmatter.com/ Global Organization combating violence against Blacks
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/podcasts/1619-slavery-anniversary.html Podcast on 1619
https://www.thediversitygap.com/podcast-1 Podcast on diversity
https://aapf.org/podcast Podcast on Intersectionality
https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/ Empowering women and girls of African descent
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/ Network of groups working towards racial justice.
https://adawaygroup.com/ Building equitable workplaces
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO36zrR3wa0 Super Soul Sunday on racism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4rxuqcGPxE Super Soul Sunday on releasing fear in order to release racism
https://www.change.org/ Petitions to address change