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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”.


8:30am  – 9:00am: Check In and Registration

9:00am – 9:05am: 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 am – 9:30 am: 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. 


9:30am – 10:30am Leading and Learning:  Let’s talk 

Facilitator: Tuti Scott 

Speakers: Meghan Cummings,  Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation 

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

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.   


10:30am -10:40am Break  


10:40am – 11:00am 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. 


11:00am – 12:00pm  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. 


12:00pm – 1:00pm 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.


1pm – 1:10pm: Welcome

Introduction by Marianne Schnall and Michael Kimmel

Opening: Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network



1:10PM – 1:55PM: 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



2:00pm – 2:45pm: 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



2:50pm – 3:00pm: Break



3:00pm – 3:45pm: 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



3:50pm – 4:35pm: 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



4:40pm – 5:00pm: Wrap-up and review of the draft allies agenda



5:00pm – 7:00pm: Reception

(includes light refreshments)





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