It is appropriate and necessary to discuss women’s equality at any time, but because March is Women’s History Month, the topic is particularly resonant.
While women make up nearly three-quarters of the overall nonprofit workforce, they receive only three-quarters the pay of their male counterparts. Men continue to hold more than three-quarters of president/chief executive positions.
Despite the persistence of gender imbalance and inequality, women are particularly important to the nonprofit sector. Women show tremendous strength in balancing mission and business and are passionately achieving measurable impact for the communities they serve.
We believe that all organizations should work to achieve absolute gender equality at all levels and in all respects. By implementing equal employment, pay and workplace equity for women, social sector organizations can lead others by example.