What We Do
Equity Agenda envisions a world where gender doesn’t limit one’s life potential. Equity Agenda’s mission is to collaborate with and support local governments to create equitable communities, thereby transforming the lives of residents.
How We Do It
Equity Agenda provides policy resources and technical assistance to municipally elected officials to achieve gender equity in their communities.
Equity Agenda engages in public policy R&D, convenes municipally elected officials to learn from and support peers, develops materials and resources from policy documents to webinars, ensures municipal leaders have access to Equity Agenda resources, provides expert direct advice, training, and consulting for municipal officials, and collaborates with other policy experts and organizations. Equity Agenda partners with allied organizations to expand the reach of the work.
Equity Agenda’s approach is based in the understanding that gender is one of many possible intersecting identities that must be addressed in its work. Communities most in need are prioritized.
Who We Are
Equity Agenda’s Founder, Heidi Gerbracht, is a municipal expert and strategist with more than two decades experience working on feminist policy issues and in and with local governments. Most recently, she developed, launched, and managed a successful program working on environmental health with city governments nationally. She trains elected officials and provides them with direct technical assistance, and regularly serves as a consultant to candidates and elected officials. She also teaches a graduate class at the LBJ School on the intersection of municipal government and gender equity.
You can reach Heidi at heidi.gerbracht at gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter: @HGerbracht and @TheEquityAgenda.