Each of our Leading Women planning teams has been intentional about inviting and encouraging diversity in participation of our events. What we have found is that when we offer a single event, mostly white cis women show up. Because we want to increase diversity in leadership, we requested and received a modification to our plans for 2023-2024.
In order to raise up more diversity in leadership in The Episcopal Church, Leading Women will support three smaller gatherings in 2023-2024:
- Leading Women AAPI: Aisian American and Pacific Islander Women Priests Claiming Authority 2023
- TEA Clergy: Marked as Christ’s Own Forever/Living Resurrected Lives: A leadership retreat for Trans, Non-binary and Two Spirit clergy of The Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Canada
- Leading Women: Province IX Women and Latina Clergy