What Does It Look Like to Support Women of Color to Lead?
The driving question in Wilnelia Rivera’s work is “What makes women of color successful?”
It is this kind of focus that helped Ayanna Pressley win a Congressional seat with the slogan, “Change Can’t Wait.” Rivera was Pressley’s chief strategist and advisor, and Pressley credits Rivera’s “unique acumen for identifying untapped voters” as the key to her win. Rivera understands that women of color don’t win by doing things the traditional way.
But Rivera wasn’t always this clear.
“It’s not a practice I read in a book, or just one experience. It’s the manifestation of a set of experiences.”
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly