Organisations working for social justice, equality and human rights should live up to their own demands. A lack of women leaders contradicts most organisations’ own policies and statements on gender equality and women’s rights.
We share the responsibility to implement and further develop FAIR SHARE’s vision and mission. We support and challenge each other to leverage our collective impact. This way we aim to overcome the loneliness of leadership many of us have experienced in the past.
We aim to create diverse and inclusive governance bodies at all levels. Being a young organisation, we still have some way ahead to get there, but we will continue to work on this as we move forward.
We share power and practice horizontal decision-making guided by our vision and mission. We do not shy away from disagreement and conflict and will develop and formalise resolution mechanisms as needed.
We want to see systemic change in the world and contribute to new solutions where current decision-making structures have failed to provide answers. We therefore see feminist leadership and new approaches to governance as key steps towards a more just, equal and sustainable world.
We envision a global social impact sector that practices feminist leadership and sustains organisations embracing feminist principles and culture at all levels.
We work to equip individuals and institutions within the global social impact sector with feminist tools and strategies; mobilise and advocate for feminist leadership at all levels; and hold the sector accountable to parity and representation.
The FAIR SHARE Monitor and commitment focuses on women and increasing the number of women in leadership positions within the global social impact sector. And by this we mean everyone identifying as women – cisgender, transgender, intergender, from all corners of the world and with their different leadership journeys. But this is only one piece of the puzzle to increase diversity in leadership. The future leadership teams of the sector should represent the diversity of their staff and the people they work with, bringing in leaders from all genders, races, ages, nationalities, economic and social backgrounds. With FAIR SHARE we want to contribute to a wider debate on diversity, inclusion and intersectionality, ultimately opening the doors for a new generation of leaders changing their organisations and the world.