Charlotte Women's Movement

seeks to raise awareness and galvanize action on equality for all women with a focus on our local community

News and Upcoming Events

Gender Pay Gap Scorecard

Coalition for Pay Equity Scorecard Major Local Employers Ranked on Gender Pay Equity Full-time working women earn 83 cents for ...

Charlotte Reproductive Rights Rally!

The Charlotte Women’s Movement, along with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, the ACLU of North Carolina, the Reproductive Rights Coalition, the ...

Equal Pay Day: No Reason to Celebrate, NC

BY GINA NAVARRETE, Opinion Contributor, Charlotte Observer Equal Pay Day is March 24 this year. This date changes year by ...

Our Fight Is Not Over

Update on 2021 Women's March The Charlotte Women’s Movement strongly believes that doing what is best for our community means ...

Watch Party for Madam Vice President!

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, watch Kamala Harris make history! Join us at 11 a.m. for an online inauguration watch ...

Congrats to CWM’s Laura Meier

Getting Elected: Laura Meier's Transformational Journey to County Commissioner Charlotte Women’s Movement is grateful for the leadership and dedication of ...

2020 Women United March!

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CWM Mission Statement

WE BELIEVE… informed women can be mobilized to accomplish great things.

We support:  Women as head of family issues • Women’s health and reproductive rights • Civic engagement • Affordable living and housing

WE BELIEVE… informed women will want to share their voices with their representatives.

We support:  LGBTQ rights and issues • Immigration advocacy

WE BELIEVE… informed women should be better represented in our governing bodies.

We support:  Ratifying the ERA amendment in NC • Get Out the Vote efforts • Electing women to office 

A message from our co-presidents

Becca Bernstein

We are hoping to use the CWM platform to further the causes of women’s rights. In particular, we will continue to focus on women’s healthcare and reproductive rights. CWM strongly believes that gender disparities in healthcare, particularly for women of color, is a problem that we can no longer ignore. We need to shed light on this problem and educate women on how to best advocate for themselves.

CWM’s purpose is to be a strong voice for women – particularly women from marginalized communities.  We believe the best way to advocate for Women is to encourage and support them to “take a seat” at the proverbial table. This includes women running for leadership positions and political office. 

 Finally, CWM feels deeply that to make positive change, we must educate ourselves and the community by supporting the many quality programs and seminars currently being presented in Charlotte on racial equity and inclusion. We cannot expect a peaceful and prosperous community without justice and equality. CWM is an organization that was founded on the basis of the Women’s March, yet we are so more than a march—WE are a movement! 

–Becca and Gina

Dr. Gina Navarrete