Question by Alice, Solution Architect
asked on 2021-09-09

(This is obviously a conversation for and about WOC, and I don't want to re-direct the focus to white women. My question is intended to provoke thought among any other white women who might be attending.) Organizations and societies are built on systems whose purpose is to maintain the status quo. White women (like me) have a lot of power to make it easier or harder for WOC to grow in their power, and we have to *consciously* change our behavior to support WOC. If we don't *actively* support WOC, then we are strengthening the status quo, whether that's our intention or not. In your experience, what are some effective actions to support WOC? And what are some well-intentioned but harmful actions we need to avoid?