About

In the words of our members, I marched because…

For my daughters and potential grand-daughters

We are greater than our Fear

I am a first generation American

Because I am ready to do something

Our Beginnings:

WISE was born out of the Women’s March on Washington DC, a sense of anger and a feeling that we could not stand by and watch our country move backwards. We are, as such, a Huddle and maintain strong links to the Women’s March movement. As we formed, we educated ourselves, including through the Indivisible guide and registered early on as an Indivisible Group. As a women’s movement in Anne Arundel County, we are keen to represent and cover the broad range of issues that are important to our members. We have a clear mission statement and 12 issues-based minihuddles that act on our priorities at the local, state and national level. We are nonpartisan and welcome women of all ideologies who agree with our mission statement and want to be effective agents for change.

Principles: 

  • Women led
  • Welcome diversity and bridge ethnic and religious gaps
  • Open and transparent but efficient and mindful of people’s time.
  • Non-judgmental and flexible providing different ways for people to be active
  • Pace ourselves for the medium term, while resisting early attempts to turn our country backwards
  • Part of a broader social movement for change, coordinating with others and not duplicating

WISE Function:

Supporting WISE members in being active, strategic and effective and providing a platform to filter and disseminate information from diverse sources on issues that are important to us as a group, identifying local priorities and acting collectively to exert our influence with one voice.

Our Mission Statement:

We provide a platform of information for women of diverse views to come together and promote the values and rights that promote inclusivity, fairness and safety in our communities. We vow to turn our collective energy into action to advocate indivisibly on a range of issues particularly at the local level. We demand representation consistent with our mission from our politicians and commit ourselves to modeling the values of inclusion, tolerance and fairness that we seek as we support each other to make our voices heard and influence our nation’s narrative. Join us!