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Conferences & Summits

Summit: New York 2018

Tuesday May 22, 2018 / SUNY Global, 116 East 55th St. NYC

We knew #WomenFunded2017 would set the stage for work ahead in 2018, little did we know how much. Movements from #MeToo to #RacialEquity have been added to the mix. At our NY Summit, we’ll learn how each of us has been responding to the movements and most importantly, practical ways to shift movement talk into action in our daily work.

Morning: 9am ET – Noon ET

To achieve true economic opportunity and security, we must move from the theory of intersectionality (race, class, gender) to its practice. Specifically, how does this play out within the economic security programs that foundations support and advance? How are we committed to integrating racial equity in our economic security work in ways that also ultimately end persistent racial outcome disparities? You’ll leave with the tools to develop explicit outcomes that put money and activities in the right places at the right time to drive powerful systems change.

The morning session will be facilitated by Tuti Scott, Founder of Imagine Philanthropy.

Afternoon: 1pm ET – 5:00pm ET

In the afternoon, we’ll delve into “Where do we go from #MeToo and how do we get there?” #MeToo forced us into some very difficult conversations about sexual harassment at work, home and in communities. Now, there’s a critical mass of men committed to solutions and a hunger for the next phase, focused on action. How can women, trans women, and men work together in this historic moment?

With so few venues for constructive dialogue, Women’s Funding Network, in partnership with and the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities, is creating that space and will model the dialogue we hope to foster. Starting with conversations between leaders on issues like reproductive rights, workplace equity, men’s violence against women, and gender equity in sports, we will address ways women and men can and are already working together, the new rules of engagement and begin to develop what we call an “allies agenda.”

Confirmed Speakers to Date:

Ted Bunch, A Call to Men

Gary Barker, Promundo


Marianne Schnall,

Michael Kimmel, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities

Check back for speaker updates


Register HERE

Biennial Conference



  • 400+ people attended our global conference: Women Funded 2017: Tools for Turbulent Times  in San Francisco, September 6 – 8. Read more about Women Funded here.
  • Knowledge is power, but it doesn’t have to be boring. #WomenFunded2017 participants experienced the knowledge, skills and resources in multiple ways. After two and a half days of interactive workshops, labs and plenaries on digital strategies, global/local advocacy, organizing and more, attendees left with the #powertools to care of business at home.

Stay tuned: Women’s Funding Network’s biennial conference gathering of gender equity supporters and funders returns to San Francisco in 2019.


On alternating years to our conference, Women’s Funding Network hosts two summits to provide a deep immersion for our members into the barriers they are dismantling through policy advocacy and grantmaking.

Discover what initiatives are working, explore the current funding landscape, and leverage the opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. Each day-long  summit gives attendees the opportunity to share, learn, and strategize for the future in an intimate setting. Attendees leave with concrete action plans across sectors to further their work.

Members receive 2 complimentary registrations and unlimited member-rate registrations. Find out more about membership.

You do not need to be a Women’s Funding Network member to attend; however, this is an event limited to funders of gender equity.

In 2018, the first summit will be held in New York City on May 22nd.  Find out more.