Rest and Restore for the Work Ahead

Dear Colleagues,

While the events of the last few weeks have led to unprecedented partnerships to work toward better solutions, we know we need to rest and restore for the long road ahead.  

Resting is not quitting. It’s taking the time to care for ourselves in a world that doesn’t care for us. It’s taking the necessary time to heal and recharge, so we can reenter the fight at full capacity, ready to push for what matters.

My team and I are putting this into practice by pausing this newsletter after this week until the week of Sept. 13th. Know that we’ll continue to communicate urgent and important matters as needed. In the meantime, however, WFN staff will be resting, restoring, and reviewing the insights and learnings of the past year and drafting plans for impact for the year to come.

Elizabeth Barajas-Román
Women’s Funding Network 
President & CEO

P.S. As we take this time to reflect and plan, one significant bright spot is our next conference, in person, and together again. If you are as excited as I am, I invite you to participate in our early planning by sharing your preferences in this form, thank you.

Letters from Elizabeth