The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep inequities in our society. Women, especially women of color, are negatively and disproportionately impacted. According to a health study, 70 percent of women ages 18-29 and 55 percent of women of all ages have reported mental health challenges due to pandemic-related worry or stress. The lack of access to quality healthcare, economic security, childcare and other family support services are major barriers many women are facing today.

We can change this by raising our voices . Join our W Challenge community and expand our representation.

More Details on 2021 W Challenge Coming Soon! RSVP to join the 2021 Women Equality Day Celebration here.

Check out our 2020 activities below

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Women’s Equality Day Virtual Celebration

To celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020, then San Francisco Assessor Carmen Chu had an in-depth conversation with Mayor London Breed to discuss how their personal experiences as women of color guided their decision making and leadership styles, as well as their commitments to  promoting voting rights, racial equity and civic engagement.

If you missed it, check out our video below:

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W Challenge Campaign to Highlight 100 Women Leaders

In honor of the 100 anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the 2020 W Challenge led a 10-week social media campaign to spotlight the 100 years of women leaders. Read about them here and continue to celebration their contriubutions. Join our W Challenge network of partner organizations here to receive more details! 

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Ask Others to Join You for the #WChallenge

Share  on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Tag City Administrator Carmen Chu (@CarmenChuSF) and #WChallenge to encourage others to take the W Challenge.

 #WChallenge Kick Off in 2018

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