Registration open: 7:15 – 8:45 a.m. in the Foyer outside Patron III & IV (Ballroom)
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. in the Art Gallery
Program runs: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Patron III & IV (Ballroom)
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.
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 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.
Ten-minute break with refreshments in the Foyer (approx. 10:30 – 10:40 a.m.)
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.
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.
Network with your peers in the lovely Art Gallery space or take your boxed lunch outside and explore 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.
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.
Thirty-minute networking break with refreshments in the Foyer (approx. 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.) – or take your snacks and your meeting outside!
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.
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.
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.
Hosted by Women’s Foundation of Mississippi
Breakfast: 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. in the Art Gallery
Program runs: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Patron III & IV (Ballroom)
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.
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.
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?
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.