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The After Party Podcast: Echidna Giving and the Giving Pledge

The After Party Episode 5: Echidna Giving and the Giving Pledge

In this episode of The After Party, we talk with Mary Obelnicki and Erin Ganju of Echidna Giving, a fund focused on girls’ education. As a co-founder of the fund, Mary has taken the Giving Pledge, with plans to spend down the entire fund by the time she’s 80 years old.

Women Moving Money – San Francisco

Women’s Funding Network invites you to an intimate evening of authentic connections, learning, and inspiration. Join us after work for powerful conversations, premium wine, tasty bites and a well-crafted silent auction featuring products from San Francisco women-owned businesses.

Hear from women who invest in other women, whether through venture capital, advocacy, or philanthropy.

Featuring a dynamic fireside chat with Women’s Funding Network CEO, Cynthia Nimmo and followed by a candid conversation with influential women who have created considerable impact and are passionate about empowering women. Find out what drives them, what are the rewards and challenges to do this work, why are women-led philanthropy and gender-lens investing critical in empowering women. Learn how YOU can be part of the vision for a gender equitable world.

Panelist include:

Stacey Keare, Founder of Girls Rights Project
Trish Costello, VC and Founder of Portfolia
Sasha Rabsey, Founder of How Fund
Junemarie Justus, Philanthropist and Founder of The Acorn Project

Event starts at 6pm and we highly encourage you to be there for the opening. This is a non-solicitation event. Join us to learn and engage with other change-makers leading the path to gender equity.


Pampered Leader

Indulge with a facial provided by the luxurious This Magic Life Spa, class pass to the Dailey Method, a basket from the San Francisco Soap Company, Socola gourmet chocolates, a gift card to Black Jet Bakery, and gorgeous plants to display in your home or office. This package is for the Leader ready to receive the pampering she deserves.

Foodie Feminist

Dinner at city gems: The Park Tavern, CALA, Delfina, El Sur, and a cooking class at the Cheese School – all in one package. Get ready for the ultimate San Francisco Foodie experience.

Fitness Boss

Not one, but 10 classes at the incredible pilates MNT Studio, activewear, a new gym bag, healthy and hearty snacks. This package is for the Boss who believes in a healthy body and a healthy mind.

The Mindful Shero

Take your brand new yoga mat to a free class at the famous Yoga Garden, then indulge your senses with an aroma therapy kit, body scrub, and freshly ground Equator Coffee. This package will help you find the mindful Shero inside of you.

The Queen and Her Plus One

Take your trusty plus one to a cocktail and bitters-making class, dinner at The Front Porch, and share a bottle of top-shelf wine. Whether for date night or night out with a friend, this package has everything You need.