Fair Work Index™

Why Should Your Organization Consider Partnership?


The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is the only national organization solely dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Black women, with a focus on racial and gender equity.


Our Fair Work (FW) Index™ is a first-of-its-kind, web-based tool designed to measure the fairness of workplace policies, and their impact on Black women in the workforce.

At BWHI, our work aims to examine existing policies, structures, and procedures to ensure fair professional environments and opportunities for all. 

While the $66 billion committed by corporations to spearhead diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives since the summer of 2020 has been commendable, the various programs and training sessions that followed have ultimately proven ineffective. Despite the good intentions of the leaders and policymakers who perceived these initiatives as a way to accelerate change, there has since been no notable return on investment. The rise in recent discourse surrounding DEI initiatives have failed to produce effective strategies that aim to leverage the link that exists between fair working environments and overall improvements to business performances.

Through our comprehensive, data-driven approach, it is our belief that the FW Index™

accurately identifies systemic challenges that impact organizations and provides a constructive solution for impactful change in the workplace. 


How Does The BWHI FW Index™ Differ From Existing DEI Initiatives?

While current indices assess at a singular level, our index is based on more than 350 metrics, and takes account of organizational, departmental, and individual leadership and policies, as well as programs aimed at mental health and wellness, professional development and, of course, race and gender bias. 

Our FW Index™ focuses on helping leaders and individuals better understand why and how to impactfully change workplace culture, policies, and practices in a meaningful way – and we want you to be a part of this.

The health of Black women has a significant impact on the social and economic fabric of business communities across the U.S.

We strive to ensure organizations are able to continuously optimize the experience of their Black female employees and substantially reduce the chances of adverse health outcomes. In addition to attracting and retaining qualified Black women, corporations like yours can reap the mutually beneficial impacts of a healthy Black female workforce.

The FW Index™  is a sustainable investment. As leaders, we understand your commitment to enacting progressive change across your organization, and we are here to help you get there. In partnering with the BWHI to implement our FW Index, your organization will be equipped with a methodical, data-backed toolkit to adequately measure and maintain fairness for years to come.

Creating A Fair Workplace Together

This isn’t your average index, score, or checkbox exercise; this is a real chance to effect lasting, positive change within your organization. Through rigorous data design, tangible activation, and measurable impacts, we look forward to working alongside you, as we make strides in creating a fair and healthy working environment for Black women, and thus, for all.

Contact President and CEO, Linda Goler Blount, MPH, at lgblount@bwhi.org or Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Angelica Geter, DrPH, MPH, at fwi@bwhi.org, to partner with the Black Women’s Health Imperative. 

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