For International Women’s Day 2020, The Fortune Society is excited to celebrate the powerful and dynamic women who make Fortune a formidable space for creating change everyday. In honor of this year’s theme, #EachforEqual, a group of women staff members shared reflections on this year’s theme and what it means in the context of their work at Fortune.
“I think #EachforEqual embodies perfectly the work that Fortune does, because the organization is full of men and women who advocate for a truly rehabilitative criminal justice system for everyone…” said Victoria Nieves, Senior Court Report Writer.
On International Women’s Day, Patricia Ramjohn, Director of our Alternatives to Incarceration program, especially wants to affirm Fortune’s commitment to developing a “workforce that fosters the unique qualities, perspectives and approaches that women bring to the workplace.”
The month of March is an inspiring time to celebrate the social, economic, and political achievements of women as well as the work that remains towards achieving gender parity. We can achieve an environment for women of all backgrounds to take action against inequality with the power of collective individualism—celebrating differences while working together.
To achieve gender equality, it’s important for every citizen, regardless of gender, to contribute to conversations even when they can be difficult to have.
For International Women’s Day 2020 and beyond, let’s each one of us help create a gender equal world free of biases, stereotypes, and discrimination. At Fortune, it’s especially a time to remember and address the unique needs and experiences of women and girls with justice involvement, and empower them to succeed.
Special thanks to Fortune’s ATI Counselor Alisha Bailey for making this project for International Women’s Day 2020 possible.