Four Ways to Connect With the Women in Leadership Project of Mennonite Church USA
Get connected to the Women in Leadership Project. It is a powerful initiative that aims to name and transform sexism in Mennonite Church USA. In 2009 Mennonite Women USA requested an audit of Mennonite institutions (academic, church, missions, constituency groups and others) to take a deep look at the number of women leaders. Joanna Shenk lead the audit. The findings? Widespread lack of women in leadership roles.
Four easy and powerful ways to get involved in the WLP:
1. Blog for the Women in Leadership blog on the Menno Snapshots blog as a way to connect with like-minded women but also see the blog as a platform for being open to hearing new perspectives on what it means to be a woman and a leader in the Mennonite Church today.
3. Women Connecting — gatherings of Mennonite women in leadership sponsored by the WLP. Recognizing the need for supportive spaces and mentoring relationships, we are providing opportunities to make these connections. Look for a Women Connecting gathering at your next area conference assembly.
4. Host an “Undoing Sexism” training at your church or workplace in 2017. Contact Jenny Castrofor more information.