First, Only Different: Supporting BIPOC Women in Leadership

As America’s racial reckoning continues, and millions suffer economic hardship from the lingering effects of the pandemic, many leaders of color have been called upon to head nonprofit organizations that provide critical services to communities in need. Embracing, supporting and promoting leaders of color can truly enrich an organization. But achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion goes beyond merely setting aside additional seats for people of color in traditionally white spaces.

On January 19, 2022, the Shriver Center hosted an important conversation about the unique conditions, challenges, and opportunities BIPOC women in nonprofit leadership currently face. Shriver Center President & CEO Audra Wilson moderated a panel discussion with:

Sarah EchoHawk, Chief Executive Officer,
American Indian Science and Engineering Society 

Janet Murguía, President and CEO,

Dorri C. McWhorter, President and Chief Executive Officer,
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago 

Ai-jen Poo, Co-founder and Executive Director,
National Domestic Workers Alliance 

Watch a recording of the webinar.

The Shriver Center gratefully acknowledges the Ford Foundation for its support of this event

Ford Foundation

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