Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Accelerating Progress for Women in the U.S.
Inequality runs deep in America. The injustices Black Americans face every day have forced a spotlight on systemic racism in our country. At the same time, COVID-19 has magnified the structural inequities that disproportionately affect women.
While there has been a groundswell of awareness, activism, and energy in recent years to accelerate change, progress is not moving fast enough. Women in the U.S., especially women of color, women living in poverty, and LGBTQ women, are still vastly underrepresented in the places where agendas are set, and decisions are made.
Accelerating progress toward gender equality will require many things, especially strategic capital and stakeholder collaboration. Through this competition, we are looking for innovative ideas that will bring additional capital and energy into one or more key areas that can expand women’s power and influence:
- Dismantling the barriers that hold women back
- Fast tracking women in critical sectors
- Calling society to action
The registration period is now closed. Registered applicants must apply online by Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time.