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Summit Program

Women and girls’ economic security summit, New York City, July 14 – 15, 2016

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DAY  1: Thursday, July 14

1:15 – 1:50 pm: Summit registration open (Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall) – Please allow at least 15 minutes to get through security and to complete registration. Summit begins promptly at 2:00 pm. 

2:00 pm – 5:45 pm: Summit program

(includes afternoon snack)

5:45 – 6:45 pm: Evening reception

(includes light refreshments)

DAY  2: Friday, July 15

7:15 – 8:15 am: Breakfast

8:30 – 5:30 am: Summit program

(includes boxed lunch and snacks)

5:30 pm: Summit concludes

 

Thursday, July 14

Summit registration open: 1:15 – 1:50 pm (Greenberg Lounge)

Program: 2:00 – 5:45 pm (Greenberg Lounge)

Evening Reception: 5:45 – 6:45 pm (Terrace)

 

SESSION 1

Summit Welcome

Featuring:

  • Françoise Girard, WFN Board Member and President, International Women’s Health Coalition

 

The Business Case for a Cross-Sector Approach

As momentum builds behind gender equity more and more sectors are getting involved. Speaking from the foundation, government, and corporate perspective, panelists imagine what is possible when foundations, government agencies, and corporations come together to help women and girls. Explore what successful collaborations look like, hear latest research, and discover the opportunities for cross-sector partnerships.

Featuring:

  • Renée Joslyn, Director of Girls and Women Integration, Clinton Global Initiative – moderator
  • Laura García, Executive Director, Semillas
  • Florence Tercier Holst-Roness, Director, Issues Affecting Women Programme, Oak Foundation
  • Stephenie Foster, Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Office of Global Women’s Issues: U.S. Department of State

Sponsored by International Human Rights Funders Group and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

 

Ten-minute break

SESSION 2

Funding Two-Generation Strategies to Eliminate Poverty

Paula Sammons discusses outcomes from a variety of two generation strategies funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), including: national workforce development partnerships with early-care providers; recruiting unemployed mothers who already have children in care into short-term, and sector-based job training programs. Join Paula for a compelling look at what works, current challenges, and WKKF’s vision for the future.

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Two-Generation Programs in Action: A Women’s Foundation Perspective

In conversation with Sarah Haight from Aspen Institute—a leader in the two-generation field—executive directors of women’s foundations come together to discuss the challenges and successes they’ve had in adopting a two-generation approach: from supporting middle-school aged girls and their mothers in educational and economic success to partnering with community colleges.

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Ideas Exchange

Translate inspiration into action. Break into facilitated groups organized by position, topic, or community and talk with your peers. A chance to listen, share, strategize, and innovate. Previous Summit Ideas Exchange topics have included: engaging men, working with community colleges, gender-lens investing, advocacy, board engagement, addressing trauma with the two-generation approach, and talent development.

Facilitated by Tuti Scott, Imagine Philanthropy

 

End of Report Back

Share what resonated at the Ideas Exchange, give feedback on the day, and request topics for the day ahead.

Facilitated by Tuti Scott, Imagine Philanthropy

 

Evening reception
  • 5:45 – 6:45 pm
  • On-site at the Golding Lounge (Terrace)
  • Light refreshments provided

 

Friday, July 15

7:15 – 8:15 am: Breakfast (Greenberg Lounge)

8:30 – 5:30 am: Summit program (Greenberg Lounge)

5:30 pm: Summit concludes

 

Session 1

Highlighting the Impact of Women’s Foundations

Women’s Funding Network reveals a new interactive map of the women’s philanthropic movement, charting investments across issue area and geographic reach, and gives a sneak peak of a new economic security microsite that highlights the impact and approaches of women’s foundations throughout the network.

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Private Sector Philanthropy: Strategic Giving

Women’s foundations have long sought to change the face of philanthropy by fostering women philanthropists as agents of change. Now, we’re changing again. Beyond foundations and individuals, we see the private sector engaging more meaningfully in advancing the work, broadening the landscape of gender equity funding. Hear the strategy behind how a financial institution advises foundations, organizations, and private-wealth clients on developing their philanthropic portfolios and from a corporate foundation looking to be a good corporate citizen.

Featuring:

  • Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network – moderator
  • Margaret Coady, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Coach Foundation, Coach, Inc.
  • Melanie Schnoll Begun, Managing Director, Head of Philanthropy Management, Morgan Stanley

 

Ten-minute break

Session 2

State Senator Wendy Davis in conversation with Roslyn Dawson Thompson

Featuring:

 

The Intersection of Girls, Race, and Economic Security

Explore the intersection of girls, race, and economic security in grantmaking with those working in this space to see what strategies could be applicable to your work.

Featuring:

  • Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, New York Women’s Foundation
  • Ford Foundation (pending)

 

Ideas Exchange

Translate inspiration into action. Break into facilitated groups organized by position, topic, or community and talk with your peers. A chance to listen, share, strategize, and innovate. Previous Summit Ideas Exchange topics have included: engaging men, working with community colleges, gender-lens investing, advocacy, board engagement, addressing trauma with the two-generation approach, and talent development.

Facilitated by Tuti Scott, Imagine Philanthropy

 

LUNCH

Keep the Ideas Exchange conversations flowing, network with your peers, or take a stroll through nearby Washington Square Park. (1hr)

 

Session 3

Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

The women’s wealth gap—the value of assets minus debts—is often overlooked in discussions of women’s economic security, yet wealth is the most comprehensive indicator of financial health. Closing the women’s wealth gap means expanding opportunities for lower-income and women of color to save and invest, building a strong foundation of resources—cash savings, retirement accounts, home ownership—that they can draw on to safely navigate financial crisis and invest in themselves and their families. Learn about practical strategies and emerging policy solutions.

Featuring:

  • Heather McCulloch, Founder, Asset Building Strategies and Director, Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative – moderator
  • Elena Chávez Quezada, Sr. Program Officer, Walter and Elise Haas Fund and Steering Committee Member, Asset Funders Network
  • Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
  • Kilolo Kijakazi, Institute Fellow and Director, Integrated Financial Coaching Project, Urban Institute

 

Alliances Between Women’s and LGBTQ Philanthropic Communities

Economic justice, racial justice, and reproductive rights are funded by both the women’s philanthropic and the LGBTQ philanthropic communities. What is the potential for a coordinated and collaborative approach? Explore the natural alliances and partnership opportunities between the women’s and LGBTQ philanthropic movements as we work to secure economic justice for all.

Featuring:

  • Rye Young, Executive Director, Third Wave Fund – co-moderator
  • Surina Khan, CEO, Women’s Foundation of California – co-moderator
  • Desiree Flores, U.S. Social Justice Program Director, Arcus Foundation
  • Puja Dhawan, Director, Initiative to End Violence Against Girls and Women, NoVo Foundation

 

10-minute break

Session 4

A Call to Action: Pay Equity in Every State

According to Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women will not see pay equity in the U.S. until at least 2059 unless we rapidly change the game—so let’s change it. In 2015, California instituted the California Fair Pay Act, mandating that employees cannot be paid less than those of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work,” even if their titles are different or they work at different sites. In Massachusetts, women’s foundations are partnering together for a stronger voice in policy advocacy.  Hear their stories and create a pay equity advocacy plan for your state.

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Report Back and Conclude

Facilitated by Tuti Scott, Imagine Philanthropy

 

 

Sponsors & Partners


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

kellogg        Hewlett Foundation

  Women's Foundation of Minnesota         Global Fund for Women      New York Women's Foundation

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