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The Women’s Economic Institute, Inc builds innovative community and economic solutions that elevate the quality of life for all women and girls. Irrespective of race, religion, color, creed or orientation we know that when girls have a fair shot, a healthy self-esteem, and an opportunity to thrive they become stronger women, better leaders, and more successful entrepreneurs. That's why we established the Young Professional Black Women’s Mentoring Initiative and the Girls Empowerment Club. — We're committed to working with Black women and girls from all walks of life to drive academic achievement, economic opportunity, civic engagement, and life-long learning.
At the WEI we build equity by confronting systemic racism, poverty, and inequality through policy, technical assistance, and programming focused on job readiness, academic achievement, and entrepreneurism—positioning women and girls of color for long term success by improving their dignity, economic opportunity, and overall quality of life.
The Black AZ COVID-19 Task Force launched Winter 2020 advocating for health and economic equity for minority and low-income communities and engaging statewide decision makers and public health officials to protect our most vulnerable populations.
Throughout the nation women of color earn between forty-three to sixty-seven cent for every dollar earned by their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts. In addition to wage differentials and inequities, little to no access to mid-level management opportunities, and lack of access to the C-Suite, women of color are experiencing an increase in unemployment, under-employment, and employment at poverty level wages.
The Women's Economic Institute is a community and economic development organization focused on improving generational wealth, economic sustainability, and income security outcomes for women entrepreneurs, girls, and communities of color through policy, technical assistance, workforce readiness, entrepreneurial development, and leadership training.
At the WEI we're developing mentoring programs, a small business accelerator, and targeted technical support services that we think will help women professionals and entrepreneurs of color gain the necessary training, resources and networking to close the gap. To learn more about our small business incubator or the Young Professional Black Women's Mentoring initiative click the link.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed in response to the under-representation, pay inequity, and dirth of capital and professional resources available to women professionals and entrepreneurs of color.
We are an economic and community based organization focused on making the world a more inclusive environment for all women and girls, through policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and strategic programming. With the help of our friends and community partners we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
Its been proven that mentoring, self-development programs, and sound policy help advance the career trajectory and income potential for working women and families. That's doubly true for women of color.
Under the CAREs ACT the federal government passed legislation providing resources to families and small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus. If you need help with food, housing, filing unemployment or small business assistance please contact www.arizonatogether.org or contact the WEI at (623) 335-2071.
The Mentoring Initiative (MI) provides monthly workshops, peer-to-peer and formal mentoring, an annual women’s leadership summit, targeted professional networking, and support in board placement. MI offers a roadmap to viable employment, higher income earning potential, a sense of inclusion and visibility, and mentoring opportunities that broaden the spheres of influence and affluence of young professional women of color ages 20 to 40.
Youth workforce readiness and academic achievement is best accomplished through programming focused in self development, emotional intelligence, conversational intelligence, and college preparedness.
The Entrepreneur's Incubator and Roundtable is an interactive forum where women entrepreneurs of color work together to create synergy. Through collaborative classroom-based programming women entrepreneurs learn and discuss best practices, expand their networks, and seek resources and information critical in developing their business products and services.
October 29, 2020 marks the number of months and days into 2020 that a Latina employee must work in order to earn what white, non-Hispanic males earned in 2018. That should be against the law. As a nation we don't support gender discrimination and neither should employers. Women deserve equal pay for equal work!
Black Women's Equal Pay Day is the number of days Black women must work into the new year in order to earn what their white, non-Hispanic, male colleagues earned last year. In 2018 Black women had to work eight months into 2018 (August 7, 2018) to have pay equity. See the 2018 Forum video below.
Unleashing challenges women to rebound from rock bottom in a world where the bigotry of under-expectation is the norm for women and girls of color. Despite the past you can choose to live into your best life. Charlene Tarver, founder and CEO of the Women's Economic Institute, Inc shares twenty steps on the how. Foreword by Atty Benjamin Crump.
The WEI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) formed in 2017 in response to the under-representation, unemployment, pay inequity, and dirth of capital and professional resources accessible to women professionals and women entrepreneurs of color.
The WEI is an economic and community based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place for women and girls of color through advocacy and strategic programming. With the help of our friends and community partners we provide in-depth training for youth, mentoring for young professional women, and technical assistance and support for women entrepreneurs.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Make a gift to The Women's Economic Institute, Inc and help support our mission, vision and programming. Together, we can create a more inclusive space for all women and girls.