Birthed as a community in the Alliance of Baptists, Equity for Women in the Church held a strategy meeting at Wake Forest University School of Divinity in October of 2013. Clergy, denominational, and seminary leaders across the country from various races, genders, and 10 denominations participated in this conference. The consensus of participants was to form an ecumenical, multicultural 501(c)(3) organization that would include the original Alliance community.
In the spring of 2014 a Board of Directors formed and developed Bylaws. In June of 2014 the organization became incorporated, and in December received tax exempt status. In the spring of 2015 the board developed 3 projects: “Calling in the Key of She,” Retiring Pastors Initiative,” and “The Lydia Project.” The board is writing grant proposals for funding of the projects.