Intersectionality: Why It's Core To Lasting Impact

What is it, and why should you care?

Why It Matters

Black feminist Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term back in 1989. However, more recently, intersectionality has found its way into many entities, including the Government of Canada. 2019 may be the year that embedding intersectionality becomes mainstream across the world of social impact, according to Erika Gates-Gasse of the MATCH International Women's Fund.

Intersectionality is everywhere these days. The Canadian government uses it to help explain its “Gender Based Analysis Plus” approach to policy and program development. Even Forbes writes about its value in the workforce.

Black feminist Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term in 1989 and since then, intersectionality has found its way into the work of many organizations, including the MATCH International Women’s Fund.

The goal is to create a more equitable world. If you don’t understand what intersectionality is or why it should matter to you, then read on.

At its most stripped down, inter

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