Women In Investing Network of Philadelphia
An Opportunity for Change
Recent events have resulted in a global call to action on racism with the Black Lives Matters movement – a long overdue discussion and need for change.
As an organization, WIN condemns all forms of exclusion, be it gender or race. WIN has worked hard for over 12 years to develop a culture of inclusion and bring our community valuable professional development programming while fostering an environment of friendship. Thus, we view this as an opportunity for our community to do better; to have difficult conversations, to learn, to embrace each other.
WIN is committed to addressing tough topics like complacency, privilege and bias. Over the next few months, we will offer all of our members a workshop on privilege and implicit bias at no cost. In addition, WIN will continue to seek out more diverse topics and speakers for our events. The topic of racism is likely to tap into some emotions. The topic may be uncomfortable. However, progress is only made when people stretch themselves; and we as the leaders of WIN are clear that we need to be a part of the solution.
As we develop future programming, we Invite you to share your ideas with us. Please think about how WIN and YOU can plant the seeds and be the change in the conversation on racism to improve equity and justice. We look forward to hearing your voices as we explore ways to impact this change in our personal and work communities.
Thank you all for keeping an open mind and open heart.
The Women in Investing Network (WIN) Board – Maxine Dotseth, Mariya Dmitriev, Laurie Hesketh, Kerry McCarty, Alicia McIlhinney, Beth Moreau, Tracy Musser, Staci Wilhelm, Colleen Wortley and Sandy McKenna, Advisory Board