#WeTheChange first started when founder and CEO Eileen Fisher felt that as a female CEO, she wanted to create a space where female CEOs of B corporations could come together to collaborate and make change. The community also welcomes a broad spectrum of gender identities.
Since its first event in 2018, #WeTheChange has grown to nearly 300 women-led businesses, many of which are B Corporations looking to change how business gets done while addressing issues like economic inequity, climate change, racial injustice and gender specific issues -- and that’s only the beginning.
A fundraising campaign for #WeTheChange launched on Giving Tuesday 2019 looks to raise $25,000 in support of its mission:
- Advance women’s leadership, prosperity and well-being
- Promote sustainable business practices and innovations
- Increase the flow of capital to women-led enterprises
- Advocate for systemic changes to uplift marginalized identities
- Align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Elizabeth Sarquis, CEO of Jukko, had this to say about #WetheChange:
“I am honored to be a part of this amazing group of leaders who have collectively made it our mission to do business differently, to create systems and businesses that change not only who is at the table but how we impact our communities and the planet. Every day is a day to make change happen.”