The Power of SHEE™
The power of Social,
Health, and Economic Equity cannot be overstated. These three factors are
interconnected and essential to the well-being and prosperity of individuals
Social equity refers to the fair and just distribution of resources,
opportunities, and power in society. It recognizes that historical and systemic
factors have created inequities that disproportionately affect marginalized
communities. Achieving social equity requires addressing these disparities and
ensuring that everyone has equal access to the resources and opportunities
needed to thrive.
“The U.S. Coalition
of Black Women Businesses stands united in breaking down the systemic barriers
and discrimination that have hindered Black women’s access to resources,
networks, and opportunities. Our coalition is vital as it champions equal
opportunities, empowers economically, provides inspiring role models, and
creates positive community impact. Through social equity, we forge an
environment where Black women entrepreneurs thrive, succeed, and make indelible
contributions to society. Together, we rise, shattering stereotypes and paving
the way for a future where our potential knows no bounds.”
Health equity refers to the principle that everyone should have a fair and just
opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This means addressing the social
determinants of health, such as access to healthy food, safe housing, and
quality healthcare, which can have a significant impact on health outcomes.
Health equity recognizes that health disparities exist based on race,
ethnicity, income, and other factors, and aims to eliminate these disparities
by addressing the root causes.
“In the U.S.
Coalition of Black Women Businesses, we embrace the transformative power of
health equity. We believe that every individual deserves an equitable and just
opportunity to achieve optimal health. This means dismantling barriers and
inequities rooted in social determinants of health, including access to
nutritious food, secure housing, and exceptional healthcare. By confronting the
root causes of health disparities based on race, ethnicity, income, and more,
we strive to eradicate these inequities and foster a society where everyone
thrives. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, we forge a path
towards a future where health disparities are mere remnants of the past.
Together, we champion health equity, empowering Black women entrepreneurs to
lead healthy, vibrant lives and inspiring a legacy of wellness for generations
Economic equity refers to the fair and just distribution of wealth and resources
in society. It recognizes that economic inequality exists and that it can have
significant consequences for individuals and communities. Achieving economic
equity requires addressing systemic barriers to economic mobility, such as discrimination,
lack of access to education and training, and limited job opportunities. It
also requires ensuring that everyone has access to basic necessities like
housing, healthcare, and food.
“In the U.S. Coalition
of Black Women Businesses, we are catalysts for economic equity, empowering
entrepreneurs across industries and sectors. We dismantle barriers, provide
access to resources and support, and foster an inclusive business environment.
Together, we drive innovation, prosperity, and community development, creating
a vibrant and resilient economy where every entrepreneur thrives.”
Health, and Economic Equity are essential for building strong, resilient,
and thriving communities. By working to address the root causes of inequality
and ensuring that everyone has access to the resources and opportunities needed
to succeed, we can create a more just and equitable society for all.