Creating an Intentionally Inclusive Economy for All Women Cooperators


The U.S. is about to become a minority-majority nation. And yet, representation of this change among our female thought leaders across the country does not reflect the transforming demographics of our nation. In August 2020 we celebrated the centennial of passing the 19th Amendment, and the stories of suffragettes of color are being told for the first time.

The 7 Cooperative Principles drive an expectation of inclusivity, yet the action plan on how to increase organizational diversity has not been discovered. We need a new approach to connect our present and future to our history.

In this session, we will discuss the inclusive history of women in the cooperative movement and how to connect their untold (or under-told) legacy and leadership excellence to how we can shape our conception of the cooperators of the future. We change the story, we change the definition, we change the norms, we change the world. That’s how we make an equitable and inclusive economy for all women cooperators.

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