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Summit Program

Women + Money

Women + Money Summit

SUNY Global Center, New York

9am – 5pm May 22, 2018 | Reception to follow 5pm – 7pm

With economic security as our “ground zero”, we want to explore two critical aspects of our work: ways to ensure racial equity is integrated in programs and outreach; as leaders, ways to effectively raise our public visibility about women’s expertise in economic security and other areas, so that we are true influencers as opposed to being relegated to the “women’s bucket”.


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. || Check In and Registration

9:00 – 9:05 a.m. || Welcome and Opening
Cynthia Nimmo, President & CEO, Women’s Funding Network 
Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Vice Chair, Women’s Funding Network; CEO, Solidago Foundation

9:05 – 9:30 a.m. || Exploring our Power as Individuals
Facilitator: Tuti Scott, Founder & President, Imagine Philanthropy 

Through a small group exercise, attendees will learn how to leverage individual power and be better allies and accomplices in achieving economic security through a gender and racial equality lens.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. || Leading and Learning:  Let’s Talk
Facilitator: Tuti Scott, Founder & President, Imagine Philanthropy
Speakers: Meghan Cummings,  Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Vice Chair, Women’s Funding Network; CEO, Solidago Foundation
Courtney Bryan, Head of East Region Global Philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase & Co

Through a fireside chat followed by a small group activity, attendees will learn about tools and programs advancing racial equity, pay equity, access to education, and other strategies that promote economic security for women and girls.

10:30 -10:40 a.m. || Break  

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. || Initiatives;  werc space + 2 Gen Advocacy
Speakers: Dawne Bell, CEO, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Lauren Casteel, President & CEO, Women’s Foundation of Colorado

Women’s Funding Network will showcase two of its core projects centering women and girls’ economic security.

11:00  a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ||  Liberation:  Getting out of the Women’s Fund Bucket
Speakers: Sheri Scavone, Executive Director, Western New York Women’s Foundation
Teresa Younger, President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Through a fireside chat followed by a small group activity, attendees will gain knowledge and ideas on strategic messaging and communications with and to a variety of partners – corporations, government, funders — to expand their voice, influence, and mission.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. || Lunch
Transition to afternoon session

Women and Men as Allies

What can women do to forge alliances with men? What can men do to support women’s rights and gender equality? What does an “allies agenda” look like? Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of dialogue and conversation alongside our co-hosts: Marianne Schnall of and Michael Kimmel of the Center for the Studies of Men and Masculinities at SUNY.

1:00 – 1:10 p.m. || Welcome
Introduction by Marianne Schnall and Michael Kimmel
Opening: Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network

1:10 – 1:55 p.m. || Workplace/Culture
Moderator: Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network
Panelists:  Tiffany Dufu, Author of Drop The Ball
Norma Kamali, Founder, Stop Objectification
Michael Kimmel, Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities

2:00  – 2:45 p.m. || Violence Against Women
Moderator: Ana Oliveira, CEO, New York Women’s Foundation
Panelists: Ted Bunch, Chief Development Officer, A Call to Men
Gary Barker, President and CEO, Promundo
Abigail Disney, Award-Winning Filmmaker
Mallika Dutt, Founder, Breakthough

2:50 – 3:00 p.m. || Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. || Women in Sports
Moderator: Tuti Scott, Founder, Imagine Philanthropy
Panelists: Don McPherson, NFL Veteran and Social Activist
Wendy Hilliard, Founder, Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation; Hall of Fame- Gymnastics; Former WSF President
Phaidra Knight, Women’s Rugby World Cup, Inductee of World Rugby Hall of Fame

3:50 – 4:35 p.m. || Women in Office
Moderator: Marianne Schnall, Founder and
Panelists: Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-Founder, Higher Height
Susannah Wellford, Founder, Running Start
Jessica Neuwirth, President, Equal Rights Amendment Coalition
Jackson Katz, Author, Man Enough and Macho Paradox

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. || Wrap-up & Review of the Draft Allies Agenda 

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. || Reception
Includes Light Refreshments

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