In solidarity

The International Center for Research on Women stands with our staff, our community, with people everywhere seeking to transform the underlying systemic inequities that perpetuate the dehumanizing violence that manifested last week in the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Injustice – whether targeting people on the basis of their race, gender, class, religion, age, orientation, ability, origin – will persist as long as we do not act to disrupt it. As a people, we must disassemble the structures that fuel and sustain inequity and together build a solid foundation for social justice, equity and a new direction.

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tamir Rice. Ahmaud Arbery. Trayvon Martin. We have witnessed crimes against Black people and communities of color over and over. These are crimes against humanity – stark and painful indicators of the injustice and racism that have existed in this country for centuries.

For those of us in the majority, we must recognize that we have to examine our own privilege and work to dismantle the long-standing social inequities that have maintained our position of power in this society. We must all stand up when we see others pushed down and rise up together with purpose.

We at ICRW stand in solidarity with the Black community. We will use our research and advocacy platform to interrogate injustice, drive evidence-informed solutions and collaborate with our partners near and far to create a better world.


ICRW Board of Directors

Scott Jackson, Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Global Impact

Patience Marime-Ball, Vice Chair
Founder and CEO
Women of the World Endowment

Phyllis Costanza
UBS Optimus Foundation

Carole Dickert-Scherr
CDS Consulting & Coaching

Søren Elbech
Managing Director Global Head of Supranational Institutions
J.P. Morgan

Trevor Gandy
Owner and President
TréGan Consulting LLC

Vimi Grewal-Carr
Vice Chairman & Partner
Deloitte UK

Marijke Jurgens-Dupree
Capital Partners for Education
The Washington Home and Community Hospice

Jennifer Klein
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, TIME’S UP

Haven Ley
Managing Director, Program Strategy and Investment
Pivotal Ventures

Jacquelyn Mayfield
Mayfield Consulting, Ltd.

April McClain-Delaney
Washington Director
Common Sense Media
Delaney Family Fund

Firoza Mehrotra
Strategy Adviser
HomeNet South Asia

Linda Perkins
Associate Professor
Claremont Graduate University

Shubhi Rao
Chief Financial Officer

Janet Rivett-Carnac
Senior Vice President, Production
Old Navy

Lois Romano
Strategic Advisor
Institute of Politics, Harvard

Milton D. Speid
Full Impact Advisory

Board Officers

Sarah Degnan Kambou

Patricia Daunas
Chief Operations Officer, Board Treasurer

Kathryn Reitz
Research Compliance Director, Secretary to the Board