Forward Together

Advancing Racial Equity in Washington State through the Private Sector

Washington Employers for Racial Equity (WERE) is a coalition of employers from across Washington state that are committed to supporting Black Washingtonians and building a future rooted in equity for all. They start by setting collective goals and working to achieve equity in the area where they believe they can have the most impact – the workplace. They further commit to support advocacy and action to advance equity throughout the state of Washington. The proposed budget will be in the forthcoming Strategic Plan, which will be completed by Q4 2021.

  • Number business served (targeted): 78
  • Dollars invested (targeted): $2B by 2025