First, Only Different: Supporting BIPOC Women in Leadership

January 19, 2022 at 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT

Online, via Zoom

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.

Join the Shriver Center for an important conversation about the unique conditions, challenges, and opportunities BIPOC women in nonprofit leadership currently face. Shriver Center President & CEO Audra Wilson will moderate a panel discussion with:

Sarah Echohawk

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



Janet MurguíaJanet Murguía,
President and CEO,



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



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




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


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