/ 06.23.21 /

MacKenzie Scott

While we try to focus on unsung heroes for our Women Crush Wednesdays, after reading MacKenzie Scott’s Medium post, “Seeding by Ceding”, we agree that she deserves this week’s #WCW highlight. She probably won’t like that we are shining the light on her. In fact, in the above mentioned post she specifically states, “People struggling against inequities deserve center stage in stories about change they are creating.”

However, she is changing the face of philanthropy and we’re impressed. More than half of the money given to BIPOC communities by the wealthy last year came from her, according to a recent Time article, and overall her philanthropic gifts are focused on organizations that serve underserved populations. She has pledged to give away the majority of her wealth in her lifetime in her Giving Pledge and shares, “There are lots of resources each of us can pull from our safes to share with others. And something greater rises up every time we give.”

This week, instead of giving a shout out to MacKenzie for her work, read her Medium post, shine a light on the organizations she is helping, and consider how you can pull from your safe and #GiveBackBetter