While progress has been made, the statistics still bare the hard truth that we are a long way from workplace equity.
of CEOs in FORTUNE'S TOP 500 Companies are women
Women earn 81 cents out of every dollar earned by men
CEO position in the Fortune 500 occupied by women of color
of men think women are well represented in leadership roles
- Everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, or sexual orientation should have equal rights, opportunity and access.
- Inclusion and equality should be celebrated.
- We must ensure people feel comfortable to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
- People in positions of power must use their platforms to advance positive change.
equality, access, and inclusion
for equal pay for equal work
organizations that align with our vision
with leaders who are making positive change
Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative directs majority of 2020 giving to social justice reform and COVID-19 relief efforts for women
During 2020, BJKLI donated to several community organizations doing critical work to promote racial equality and support the black community, including the Audre Lorde project, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and multiple community-based bail funds.
The Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award celebrates the legendary sports icon’s commitment to leadership and service, and honors high school and college-aged students who, like Billie Jean King, use sports to improve their communities.
BJKLI support Girls Leadership’s new study Ready to Lead by Charlotte E. Jacobs, Ph.D., data was collected and analyzed to explore the leadership supports and barriers for Black and Latinx girls.