While so much is still unknown, the importance of centering gender justice as we chart what we do now and what comes next could not be more clear. Right now, feminist leadership means deepening our commitment to support women and girls, especially women of color and gender non-conforming people.
This March, we launched our Relief and Resilience Fund to resource the frontline leadership responding to the distinct challenges of the coronavirus crisis.The need and opportunity for that work has only grown. In a public-private partnership, we expanded our Relief and Resilience Fund and committed to investing $50 million with a gender justice focus to provide both immediate relief and the necessary longer term policy shifts. This first-of-its kind fund will continue to invest in organizations and communities building relief, resilience, and equity across racial, economic, and gender lines throughout California.
As our work at Women’s Foundation California continues to evolve, deepen, and grow, my most current writing and thinking as the Foundation’s CEO can be found on our blog here.
While the circumstances of our work and our lives may have changed, our commitment to investing in, training, and connecting in the frontline leadership of women of color and gender non-conforming people is unwavering. We know that they are the ones with the transformative solutions we need to carry us all forward.