- the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality
- something that is fair and just
Equity for women is more important today than it has ever been. Equity is about having the same chance in life as anyone else. It’s about you and me, and our sisters, mothers, friends and colleagues. For WHA, equity is about empowering women to take their heart health into their own hands, because women’s heart disease is under-funded, under-resourced and under-diagnosed. Women are suffering and dying needlessly every day, and we simply cannot wait any longer. For racial and ethnic minorities, the burden of death and illness is even greater. As I’ve said before, we must draw attention to this disparity, and close the gaps once and for all.
Our co-founder, Barbra Streisand, is a fighter. She’s spent decades fighting for equity for women, for the most vulnerable and for the marginalized. Through the Women’s Heart Alliance, she’s now fighting for women’s hearts. It is with Barbra in mind that this month we launch Heart & Soul, a new series that asks some of the women who inspire us most to share what equity means to them.
We’ll share these stories of equity throughout the year, and we hope you’ll share them too. Engage with us on social media using the hashtag #equityforwomen and join us in honoring Barbra’s lifelong commitment to equity and in raising our voices together—for ourselves, for each other and for the women we love and have loved.
British A. Robinson
Chief Executive Officer