Women Who Prosper
Imagine a world where gender equity is normal.
- A world where 51% of CEOs are women.
- A world where 51% of Congress is women.
- A world where 51% of partners in venture capital firms are women.
- A world where 51% of stay at home parents are fathers.
-Katica Roy, CEO of Pipeline Equity
We have a long way to go. But with the awareness and commitment we can do this. Emphasis on WE. And not in 100 years or even 200 years, but in one generation.
Think about it. If we can create self-driving cars, why can't we make this happen?
Why 51%? Of the 2010 U.S. Census population, 157.0 million were female (50.8 percent) while 151.8 million were male (49.2 percent).
What is gender equality vs. equity?
Gender equality is achieved when women and men enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviors, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued and favored.
“Gender equality, equality between men and women…does not mean that women and men have to become the same, but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on whether they were born male or female. Gender equity means fairness of treatment for men and women according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations, and opportunities.”
The Women Who Prosper is a group of committed men and women focused on closing the gender equity gap. We are a community that is actively engaged and solving the problems that get in the way of achieving gender equity in this generation.
We shine a light on what must be fixed. We share our stories. We create change through our courage to have difficult conversations. We know our worth and we advocate for the worth of others. We believe in prosperity for all. Now. Not later.
We believe in leading ourselves first. By being the change we want to see in the world, we will make a difference. Will you join us? Subscribe below to learn more about how to get involved.