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Summit: New Orleans Program

March 29–30, 2016

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Logistics and summit information.

 

DAY 1: Tuesday, March 29

Registration open: 7:15a – 8:45a in the Foyer outside Patron III & IV (Ballroom) 

Breakfast: 7:30a – 8:30a in the Art Gallery

Program runs: 9:00a – 5:00p in Patron III & IV (Ballroom)

 

Session 1 

Women’s Funding Network: Mapping the Landscape

Women’s Funding Network shares the results of a two-year economic security survey, including the key indicators of change that have been used successfully in their Partnership for Women’s Prosperity initiative.

  • Roslyn Dawson-Thompson, Board Chair, Women’s Funding Network; President & CEO, Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network

 

Summit Welcome

  • Paula R. Sammons, Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

 

Eliminating Poverty

Research shows the two-pronged approach of providing programs for low-income women and their children simultaneously is crucial to ending the cycle of poverty. Discover why this approach works.

  • Anne Mosle, Vice President, The Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

 

Theory in Practice: Women’s Foundations Using the Two-Generation Approach

Anne Mosle joins leaders of women’s foundations in dialogue regarding their challenges and successes in adopting a two-generation approach, including opportunities they see for cross-sector collaboration.

  • Anne Mosle Vice President, The Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President and CEO, Washington Area Women’s Foundation
  • Carol B. Penick, Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

 

Ten-minute break with refreshments in the Foyer (approx. 10:30a – 10:40a)

 

Session 2

Corporations and Foundations: How to Mutually Define Success

Worldwide, more and more corporations are funding the issues that we are working to address. Join Marissa Wesely, Win-Win Coalition, in conversation with Laura Garcia, Semillas, as they explore new research from the Oak Foundation on who is funding what and how best to engage the corporate sector. Learn the value you bring to the corporate table as a women’s foundation or gender equity funder, and gain practical knowledge on navigating ethical concerns in order to mutually define success in the partnerships you are establishing.

  • Marissa Wesely, Coordinator, Win-Win Coalition
  • Laura Garcia, Executive Director, Semillas

 

Ideas Exchange

Translate inspiration into action. Pick a table and take the opportunity to create an action plan with potential collaborators—listen, share, strategize, and innovate. Discussions may include cross-sector partnerships, reproductive health, funding girls’ programs, and policy advocacy.

 

Lunch: 12:30p – 1:30p in the Art Gallery

Network with your peers in the lovely Art Gallery space or take your boxed lunch outside and explore New Orleans.

 

Session 3

A Rising Leader in New Orleans

Nakita Shavers is making New Orleans a better place, promoting youth empowerment, community development, and enhanced educational opportunities. She founded the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, Silence Is Violence Anti-Violence Organization, and created GIRLS NOLA, an arts-integrated sexual and reproductive health program. See New Orleans, our host city, through her eyes.

  • Nakita Shavers, Founder, Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund, New Orleans & Sexual Reproductive Health Coordinator, Women With A Vision
  • Introduction by Nancy Deyo, Senior Advisor of External Affairs, Rise Up

 

Six Million Empowered Women by 2020: The Corporate Approach

Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement) has committed to educating one million women throughout the world by the end of 2020. The Coca-Cola Company’s #5by20 initiative seeks to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs by 2020. Join leaders from these corporate foundations as they explore their commitments, the challenges, and the results they’re each seeing to advance women’s economic security.

  • Dotti Hatcher, Executive Director, Gap Inc. P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives, Gap Inc.
  • Linda W. Brigham, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network (moderator)

 

Thirty-minute networking break with refreshments in the Foyer (approx. 3:00p – 3:30p) – or take your snacks and your meeting outside!

 

Session 4

What’s Next for Prosperity Together

In 2015, 29 public women’s foundations and funds within community foundations came together to announce a joint investment of over $100 million over the next five years in support of women’s economic security. Discover Prosperity Together’s plan for 2016, which includes tracking the impact of our investment, partnering with the White House, and informing the policy dialogue both nationally and in our communities.

  • Roslyn Dawson-Thompson, President & CEO, Dallas Women’s Foundation
  • Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat, President and CEO, Washington Area Women’s Foundation
  • Ruby Bright, Executive Director and CAO, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis

 

Ideas Exchange

Translate inspiration into action. Pick a table and take the opportunity to create an action plan with potential collaborators—listen, share, strategize, and innovate. Discussions will build on themes and ideas from the morning session.

 

End of Day Report Back

Harnessing the expertise in the room, we report back on working group progress: What was discussed? What was created? What ideas are gaining momentum? Together, we set the agenda for the next day’s discussion—and beyond.

  • Facilitated by Tuti Scott

 

Evening Reception

Hosted by Women’s Foundation of Mississippi

  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • On-site in the Art Garden
  • Light refreshments provided

 


 

Day 2: Wednesday, March 30

Breakfast: 7:15a – 8:15a in the Art Gallery

Program runs: 8:30a – 11:00a in Patron III & IV (Ballroom)

 

Session 1

Funding Two-Generation Strategies from National to Local

Program officers from W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research discuss lessons learned from a variety of two generation strategies, including: national workforce development partnerships with early-care providers; recruiting unemployed mothers who already have children in care into short-term, sector-based job training programs; as well as emerging approaches in New Orleans. Join them for a compelling look at what works, current challenges, and a vision for the future.

  • Paula R. Sammons, Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Christy W. Slater, Program Officer – New Orleans, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Barbara Gault, Vice President and Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

 

Impact Showcase

Hear about programs that are generating results. Then attendees have the opportunity to grab the mic and describe their own high-impact model or collaboration, providing a valuable snapshot of the work happening throughout the Network.

Featuring:

  • Jeanne Jackson, President and CEO, Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
  • Suzanne B. Peters, Vice President of The Fund for Women and Girls, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
  • Ruby Bright, Executive Director and CAO, Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis
  • You! (attendee updates, 3 minutes each)

 

Ten-minute break with refreshments in the Foyer

Session 2

Working Groups

Building on the idea exchanges from Day 1, we will deepen the dialogue further. Pick the same table to further your action plan or forge new connections to answer the question: what’s your pledge?

  • Facilitated by Tuti Scott

 

Final Report Back

Shape the agenda: What are our commitments to action? What collaborations have we formed or are needed? What do you want to keep talking about at the next summit.

  • Facilitated by Tuti Scott

 

Summit Sponsors


Women’s Funding Network is grateful for the support of our Summit sponsors and in-kind donation partners who share our vision that a better world for women and girls is a better world for all. 

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