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Conferences & Summits

Biennial Conference


Stay tuned: Women’s Funding Network’s groundbreaking conference will return to San Francisco in 2017, bringing together funders of gender equity from around the world.

Our 2.5-day conference engages participants in over 30 sessions—including leading industry keynotes and in-depth workshops—designed to provide a macro-level view of new trends in philanthropy, current data about women and girls, and best practice. Curated side events provide valuable networking opportunities for members.

Women’s Funding Network Members receive heavily discounted conference registration rates, along with unique opportunities to highlight their work on a global stage. Find out more about membership.

Over 350 people across private and public sectors attended Paths to Equity: Innovative Philanthropy for Women and Girls in 2015—93% of surveyed attendees found the conference highly valuable to their work.



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 1.5-day 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 2016, the first summit will be held in New Orleans on March 29–30. Find out more or register now.