Celebrating and elevating the voices of Women of Color doing extraordinary work for the health of their communities.
Women of Community
Women of Community (WOC) is focused on celebrating and elevating the voices of Women of Color — Black, Latina, Asian and Pacific Islander, Muslim, Indigenous — doing extraordinary work for the health of their communities.
Ordinary yet extraordinary women working to support public health through education, policy, innovation, and prevention — leading and empowering as champions of change.
According to McKinsey’s annual report on Women in health care, the challenges that Women as a whole face are magnified for Women of Color — 30% of healthcare senior leaders are White Women, versus only 4% Women of Color. While White Women are underrepresented, Women of Color are virtually non-existent.
Fueled by love for Women of Color, and exasperation from the lack of representation on company boards and senior leadership, continued pervasiveness of “Manels” and “Whanels” (all white panels), and the fact that Women of Color face a wider, more stubborn pay gap.
WOC welcomes all Allies. You do not need to be a WOC to support and celebrate WOC.