International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and a call to action for accelerating gender equity and justice. Women’s Funding Network has mobilized to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to raise awareness of the ways that women’s funds and foundations are critical to the path forward. Especially as we combat the set backs we have faced in the past year while women, and particularly women of color, have born the brunt of the economic fallout from COVID-19.
Stay tuned for updates to this round-up on all of WFN’s press and social media events as we celebrate this International Women’s Day.
WFN President and CEO, Elizabeth Brajas-Román has issued a statement to the press calling for philanthropy to step up gender equity support.
Melanie Brown, a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talked with Elizabeth about how women leaders are working to limit the economic impact of the pandemic on women in the United States, especially women of color.
Elizabeth is featured in an op-ed round up on CNN, Women have taken a staggering Covid hit. Now they offer the best hopes for the future, along with Ai-jen Poo, Melinda Gates, Fatmia Goss Graves, and other women leaders, on the role women are playing in Covid-19 recovery.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy has quoted Elizabeth in their article today regarding the statement from Google.org that it is issuing a global $25 million challenge for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs working to empower women and girls economically.
Melanie R. Bridgeforth, President & CEO of The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, wrote an op-ed for the Alabama Political Reporter on the new place of women in philanthropy, the impact of Covid-19 on the families of Alabama, and the role she sees for The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Women’s Funding Network in the next phase of change and recovery.
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