We have big, sad news: the BA Women’s Alliance has decided to close its doors.
While closing was a hard decision to make, we believe it’s also the right one. In 2021, we paused programming to evaluate our options. We carefully considered 1) our financial sustainability, 2) staff and board capacity, 3) our impact; and 4) BA’s wishes.
After thoughtful deliberation, we’ve decided to put our mission above our organization. We were established to support women who want to make a difference, and we can’t do that right now. We are not unique. There are other organizations that help women, help interns, and create pipelines for women to enter into the public service sector. Our money could be better used supporting these similar organizations, that have the financial security and capacity to do the work, rather than trying to keep our organization afloat.
Ultimately, we reflected on what BA would want us to do. She told me and her other goddaughters that we should do the most amount of good for as long as possible, whether that was one year, 10 years, or 100 years. It didn’t matter how long it lasted as long as we did good. I can confidently say that we’ve done more than good - we’ve done great things over the last 10 years, empowering more than 100 women. And I believe that our BA community will continue to exist even if our organization does not.
I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished with your support and so grateful that this organization brought us together. We created such a wonderful family and such meaningful friendships. I hope you’re proud too.
As we work towards closing our doors by December 31, 2021, we encourage you all to continue supporting our alumnae and women on their quests to change our world for the better.
Co-founder and Board Chair