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 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.

2. Worship with the Do You See this Woman? worship resource edited by Hilary Jerome Scarsella. It is subtitled: Undoing Patriarchy and Moving Toward Right Relationships. Read MW USA editor, Claire DeBerg’s sermon using this worship resource in her home congregation.

3. Engage with the resources from the All You Need is Love conference–the first conference created by the Women in Leadership Project which took place. Watch videos, read papers and more!

4. Lead your church, small group, friends or family in an honest discussion about transforming systemic sexism. Then work to make those ideas about transformation realities.