By August 26, 2022 Community
On August 26, we honor the 102nd anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, giving more equality to women in our nation. Granting women the right to vote was not only a step in the right direction but a step towards every gender becoming equal within our communities. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.
Here at Verity, we promote women’s equality through tangible, and intangible, ways. For example, our executive team, board of directors, and supervisory committee are all led by individuals who identify as women. And we partner with organizations like Business Impact NW and the Washington Women’s Business Center to support women-owned businesses with financial resources and coaching. Verity’s Chief Lending Officer, Tina Narron, recently shared the top four areas of need for women business owners.
There are still many steps to take towards equality for all, and that equal pay and gender discrimination are still problems to this day. Below are some local women-focused nonprofit organizations—we invite you to learn more about them.
- Washington Women’s Business Center – Greater Seattle local, with a mission to help launch your dream, they help start and run small business by providing information, connections, and experience through low-cost classes and free one-on-one business coaching.
- National Organization For Women, Seattle – Seattle local nonprofit fighting for reproductive justice, equal rights, labor & economic justice, ending violence against women, racial justice and LGBTQIA+ rights. Learn more at nowseattle.org
- Skate Like A Girl – Seattle local nonprofit that is bringing equality to skateboarding, one board at a time. Learn more at skatelikeagirl.com
- Jubilee Women’s Center – Believed to be Seattle’s first transitional home for women. A local nonprofit that offers supportive housing communities in which to heal from crisis and domestic abuse. Learn more at jwcenter.org