In Solidarity with the Black Community - Professional BusinessWomen of California

In Solidarity with the Black Community

To Our Beloved PBWC Community,

The troubling events of the last several weeks have left all of us at PBWC feeling both great sadness and clear resolve about the need for change.

The unwarranted deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd remind us yet again about the impacts of inequality on our society. We offer our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends and communities.

The time for diversity, inclusion and belonging is now, and the place for diversity, inclusion and belonging is our homes, our streets, our communities and our corporations—in short, everywhere.

We at PBWC have always stood for equal access to opportunity. But for opportunity to be possible, we must first be safe.

As a community of professional women, now is our moment to be the change we want to see in the world. To do things differently. To act with respect and care. To cultivate compassion for all human beings. As acts of violence compete with voices lifted-up for justice, we must lift our voices ever louder and in unison.

We all must start today, at this very moment, to use our privileges, whatever they may be, to work for equality and help our communities and our country move forward with compassion, hope and justice.

Get involved: volunteer, donate, march, read, learn and raise your voice. No matter what your hue, stand in solidarity with sisters and brothers of color. Because if they are not safe, they cannot be equal.

Only together can we achieve the change we so deeply hope to see.

PBWC Board of Directors and Management Team