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+ Money Getting it, growing it, keeping it

  • Creating Your Personal Development Plan
    Workshop
    Knowing where you want to be in 1, 3, and 5 years and how you will get there can propel your career and your organization forward. In this hands-on session, you’ll lay the groundwork for your personal development plan with Mary Stutts, who has held various senior leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades. Be prepared to open the door to powerful conversations with powerful people!
    September 6, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Olympic
  • A Gender Lens Investing Success Story from Colorado
    Workshop
    Advance gender equity, multiply the impact of your philanthropy, and achieve the long-term vision of endowments through investing. You’ll take a deep dive into successful initiatives that: allocate a percentage of endowment for gender lens investing; use program and mission-related investments as part of the granting strategy; use donor advised funds for gender lens investing; use proxy votes and shareholder advocacy to screen investments for companies with women on boards and management.
    September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am | City
  • Changing Culture One Brand at a Time
    Plenary
    Hear from the women behind the changes to Barbie and the 3% movement which mobilizes women in the advertising sector. Together they are changing the way females are represented in the brands we buy and ultimately influence where and how we spend our money.
    September 7, 2017 | 9:15 am | Metro Ballroom
  • Women in Tech Advancing Women’s Rights
    Plenary
    From Guatemala to Ukraine, WAKE (Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Change) is connecting women in tech with women’s rights leaders. Come hear from corporate volunteers about how they are leveraging their skills, resources and passion to amplify the work of local women leaders around the globe.
    September 6, 2017 | 4:15 pm | Metro Ballroom
  • The Power of Cross-Sector Collaboration
    Plenary
    First, Lori George Billingsley, Coca-Cola VP of Community Relations, reveals the ways Coca-Cola’s 5BY20 initiative is paving the way to economic security for millions of women around the world. Then you will learn about Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program, which provides skills training to thousands of women to improve their lives at home and at work. P.A.C.E. Vice President, Kindley Walsh-Lawlor, talks with two women’s foundations – Women Win and Semillas –  about implementing [...]
    September 7, 2017 | 3:45 pm | Metro Ballroom
  • Reducing Poverty Two Generations at a Time
    Workshop
    Two generation strategies are gaining momentum within the funding community due to their effectiveness. Women’s foundations share powerful results from this holistic approach that involves women, their families, training, and education.
    September 6, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
  • Power with Cash: Rapid Response Grantmaking
    Workshop
    Political and social realities require quick action, flexibility and new types of responses. Learn how local and global women’s foundations are stepping up by stepping out of their comfort zones and getting money to the right groups at the right time.
    September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am | Franciscan 2
  • Latest Data on Funding of Women and Girls
    How much money is going to advance women and girls in the U.S.? Internationally? Statistics and surprising trends will be shared including the fact that corporate foundations are now contributing more than independent foundations.
    September 8, 2017 | 8:30 am | Metro Ballroom
  • Moving from Paychecks to Portfolios
    Workshop
    Lack of assets is the single greatest threat to the economic security of women and girls. New programs are advancing equity in financial inclusion, resource building, and financial skills. Learn what you can do in your community to ensure women and their families have financial assets that fuel security and upward mobility.
    September 6, 2017 | 10:45 am | Olympic
  • Level the Playing Field with Gender Lens Investing
    Plenary
    From tech startups to emerging markets, women have less access to capital than men, worldwide. Gender lens investing is an avenue for changing this. A pioneer in the field sheds light on how to be involved. Then hear from a women’s foundation effectively using this strategy to increase women’s economic security.
    September 6, 2017 | 3:30 pm | Metro Ballroom

+ Community Representing, diversifying, leading

  • Planning for the Unexpected
    Workshop
    Volatile times require us to consider “what if?” with staff and boards. Learn key concepts of scenario thinking, including: how to identify uncertainties that may impact your organization; key indicators that signal changes in the environment; and a “story” framework to support how your organization can adapt to change.
    September 6, 2017 | 10:45 am | Stanford
  • Catalyzing Your Community: Moving from Research to Action
    Workshop
    Two women’s foundations share how they turned key findings from their research on women in the workplace into tools to engage local businesses as advocates. Their businesses communities are now implementing family leave policies, wage equity audits, and programs to get more women on boards. Learn how you can do the same.
    September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am | Stanford
  • Policy Advocacy for Powerful Change
    Workshop
    Learn how to align research, grantmaking, and advocacy to elevate impact, inspire giving, and engage donors and board members. You will leave this interactive session with practical strategies and relevant tools for building influence to transform communities and improve opportunities for women and girls, whether you are considering a first step into the policy arena or seeking to build on your organization’s long history of leadership through public policy and advocacy
    September 6, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Franciscan 2
  • Creative Activism Stokes the Movement
    Workshop
    Arts have become an integral part of movements, protests, and marches worldwide. In fact, arts are often the way to attract people to your cause. After this conversaton, you’ll be inspired to become a creative activist and know how to unleash the power of the arts to elevate issues and drive action.
    September 6, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
  • Power With: Gender
    Workshop
    From research to revenue, hear how the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio went from an idea to the creation of a toolkit to generating revenue. After hundreds of downloads and hosted conversations, and dozens of trainings for corporations and law firms, it’s clear that talking about gender norms is good business. Experience the Gender by Us™ toolkit for yourself.
    September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Franciscan 2
  • A Woman’s Place is in Office
    Plenary
    There’s a massive movement around women’s political leadership, but the path is long. In the U.S., 21% of elected office are held by women and at current rates, parity won’t be reached for 100 years. Learn about new pipelines for growth, programs that are successfully training women for office, the value of having an academic partner and other avenues for parity in the U.S. and beyond.
    September 7, 2017 | 4:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
  • Beyond Elected Office: Women Decision-Makers
    Workshop
    Women’s foundations in the U.S. and Australia are harnessing the expertise and influence of women to gain equal representation in all spheres of big decision-making, from board rooms, to planning commissions, to economic development forums.
    September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
  • Stand Out in the Crowd: Communications That Pack a Punch
    Workshop
    Getting your message out – and more importantly to stand out – in crowded media spaces is a challenge. We get it. This is the lab where you’ll learn how to create compelling communications you’ve been pining for and walk away with a toolbox you can use.
    September 6, 2017 | 10:45 am | Cornell
  • The Heart of Gender Justice
    Workshop
    This lab models the ways in which women’s foundations’ work is strengthened and more impactful when directed and informed by community voices. Using drawing, meditation and activities that engage the whole body and heart, participants will experience the factors that impact and shape their health outcomes, economic opportunities and communities. Then discuss how to use this knowledge to inform your work.
    September 6, 2017 | 10:45 am | Franciscan 2
  • Scaling Social Innovation: Why Women Will Lead the Way
    Plenary
    Tides Foundation CEO Kriss Deiglmeier highlights the cutting edge tactics and spaces where women must  be in order to take their work and the movement to the next level.
    September 7, 2017 | 3:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
  • Corporate Commitment: Global Spotlight on Women’s Inclusion
    Plenary
    Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are playing an increasingly important role in gender equity.  What does it look like and how does that extend to the communities where corporations are located?  Women global business leaders discuss the pipelines, retention programs, and community programs  that are increasing women’s representation and leadership.
    September 8, 2017 | 9:00 am | Metro Ballroom

+ Leadership Organizing, mobilizing, advocating

  • National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives: The Power of With
    Workshop
    The National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives (YWI) addresses the core, structural issues keeping too many young women — particularly young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from rural communities, LGBTQ, and young women with disabilities — from reaching their full potential. YWI leaders will share Initiatives in their states/regions –  in powerful partnership with young women – to create a blueprint for opportunity equity.
    September 6, 2017 | 10:45 am | Franciscan 1
  • Girls Incubating Change
    Workshop
    Girls are creating unprecedented change around the world by launching advocacy campaigns that impact millions by harnessing the power of media and storytelling. What’s different about how girls advocate for their rights, build movements, and use media for social action? In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate girl-centered strategies into your own work, including advocacy, film, storytelling, and social media. Hear from film makers, philanthropists, and girl leaders about how you can integrate these critically important girl-centered [...]
    September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Stanford
  • Protect, Resist, Support: South African Youth Activists
    Workshop
    How do we support and partner with activists who are ‘taking it to the streets’ fighting for equality? Learn how young activists from Legal Resources Centre (LRC) are using the law to increase the safety, support and security of protesters in South Africa. Most importantly, how LRC has used technology to advance human rights and access to justice. Social Justice Initiative, which promotes social justice philanthropy in South Africa, will share its strategies for finding new donors and influencing others [...]
    September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm | City
  • Strengthening U.S. Movements With Girls of Color
    Plenary
    From the rural communities of the Southeast to mid-western towns, young girls of color are leading, successfully, albeit differently. These young organizers and community leaders will show you what local movement building looks like from where they sit and how their grassroots efforts are connecting to a broader movement to shift and challenge systems, cultures and narratives. It will also explore why it is only transformative if funders support working at the intersections of racial, gender and youth justice.
    September 6, 2017 | 9:15 am | Metro Ballroom
  • Keynote: This is How We Give
    Plenary
    What does it take to be a philanthropist? Heart and commitment. Roselyne Chroman Swig’s decades-long, unwavering commitment to arts, education, and women has made lasting change around the world, 9-year old Olivia Henry’s foundation is making her mantra to “live life!” a reality and Amanda Brock’s party to raise money for a seriously ill cousin, launched her fundraising career and her passion for philanthropy.  
    September 6, 2017 | 10:00 am | Metro Ballroom

+ Health Healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy lives

  • Moving Beyond Mass Incarceration: How Women’s Foundations are Advancing Justice
    Workshop
    Mass incarceration deeply affects women, girls, and transgendered women in the US.  Women leaders are organizing to secure important reforms and women’s funds have an essential role as partners in this critical work advancing justice and human rights.
    September 6, 2017 | 1:45 pm | City
  • Keynote: Ted Bunch—Breaking the Silence: Men Speaking Out Against Violence
    Plenary
    Ending violence against women requires a shift in male socialization and gender norms. Hear about the men who are leading a movement toward healthy masculinity and peaceful communities.
    September 7, 2017 | 8:45 am | Metro Ballroom
  • Poor ≠ Powerless
    Workshop
    Learn from two models that are successfully training thousands of women, assumed to be powerless because they’re poor, to become neighborhood leaders. From immigrants in the U.S., to survivors of violence in Pakistan, they are increasing civic participation, access to essential services, and the health and well-being of entire communities.
    September 7, 2017 | 1:45 pm | Olympic
  • Being Broke Makes Me Sick
    Workshop
    What caused someone to say, “If you want to lower my blood pressure, help me pay my electric bill.”? You will learn how assets, income and health are linked. Then gain specific, actionable strategies that work  and can be incorporated into your grantmaking. You will also learn about opportunities to collaborate with new groups of funders interested in health, wealth and economic security.
    September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am | Franciscan 1
  • Stealth Health: Funding Reproductive Justice in Conservative Environments
    Plenary
    Everywhere in the world you look, women’s reproductive health is polarizing, controversial and under attack, while the need for services and support grows exponentially. Women’s foundations and organizations aren’t backing away from the challenge, they’re facing it head on. Because where there’s a will, women are finding the way to get resources where they’re most needed.
    September 7, 2017 | 9:45 am | Metro Ballroom
  • Women at the Frontlines: Addressing Violence, Advancing Peace and Security in Asia
    Workshop
    Gender norms feed into a culture of violence everywhere.  Hear how women are addressing violence and advancing peace and security in Asia, and of the work to transform gender norms in the region.
    September 7, 2017 | 10:45 am | Olympic

Full Schedule

Tuesday, September 5

Wednesday, September 6

  • 6:15 am | Cornell
    Yoga
    Join us for morning yoga.
  • 7:30 am | MASO
    Breakfast
    Breakfast
  • 7:30 am | MASO
    New Executive Director’s Breakfast
    WFN senior leaders welcome new Executive Director’s to the network.
  • 8:30 am | Metro Ballroom
    Welcome
    Day 2 Welcome
  • 8:45 am | Metro Ballroom
    As the longest serving senior advisor to President Obama and the former Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, Valerie had a “ring-side seat” at history, and participated in countless conversations on issues ranging from criminal reform to paid leave. Hear her reflections on the state of the U.S. today and the current role for women and girls to shape it and lead it.
  • 9:15 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Leadership
    Plenary
    From the rural communities of the Southeast to mid-western towns, young girls of color are leading, successfully, albeit differently. These young organizers and community leaders will show you what local movement building looks like from where they sit and how their grassroots efforts are connecting to a broader movement to shift and challenge systems, cultures and narratives. It will also explore why it is only transformative if funders support working at the intersections of racial, gender and youth justice.
  • 10:00 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Leadership
    Plenary
    What does it take to be a philanthropist? Heart and commitment. Roselyne Chroman Swig’s decades-long, unwavering commitment to arts, education, and women has made lasting change around the world, 9-year old Olivia Henry’s foundation is making her mantra to “live life!” a reality and Amanda Brock’s party to raise money for a seriously ill cousin, launched her fundraising career and her passion for philanthropy.  
  • WORKSHOP SERIES I
    10:45 am | Olympic
    + Money
    Workshop
    Lack of assets is the single greatest threat to the economic security of women and girls. New programs are advancing equity in financial inclusion, resource building, and financial skills. Learn what you can do in your community to ensure women and their families have financial assets that fuel security and upward mobility.
  • 10:45 am | Franciscan 2
    + Community
    Workshop
    This lab models the ways in which women’s foundations’ work is strengthened and more impactful when directed and informed by community voices. Using drawing, meditation and activities that engage the whole body and heart, participants will experience the factors that impact and shape their health outcomes, economic opportunities and communities. Then discuss how to use this knowledge to inform your work.
  • 10:45 am | Stanford
    + Community
    Workshop
    Volatile times require us to consider “what if?” with staff and boards. Learn key concepts of scenario thinking, including: how to identify uncertainties that may impact your organization; key indicators that signal changes in the environment; and a “story” framework to support how your organization can adapt to change.
  • 10:45 am | Cornell
    + Community
    Workshop
    Getting your message out – and more importantly to stand out – in crowded media spaces is a challenge. We get it. This is the lab where you’ll learn how to create compelling communications you’ve been pining for and walk away with a toolbox you can use.
  • 10:45 am | Franciscan 1
    + Leadership
    Workshop
    The National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives (YWI) addresses the core, structural issues keeping too many young women — particularly young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from rural communities, LGBTQ, and young women with disabilities — from reaching their full potential. YWI leaders will share Initiatives in their states/regions –  in powerful partnership with young women – to create a blueprint for opportunity equity.
  • 12:30 pm | MASO
    Lunch
    Good food and quality time with colleagues.
  • WORKSHOP SERIES II
    1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
    + Money
    Workshop
    Two generation strategies are gaining momentum within the funding community due to their effectiveness. Women’s foundations share powerful results from this holistic approach that involves women, their families, training, and education.
  • 1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
    + Community
    Workshop
    Arts have become an integral part of movements, protests, and marches worldwide. In fact, arts are often the way to attract people to your cause. After this conversaton, you’ll be inspired to become a creative activist and know how to unleash the power of the arts to elevate issues and drive action.
  • 1:45 pm | Olympic
    + Money
    Workshop
    Knowing where you want to be in 1, 3, and 5 years and how you will get there can propel your career and your organization forward. In this hands-on session, you’ll lay the groundwork for your personal development plan with Mary Stutts, who has held various senior leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies over the past two decades. Be prepared to open the door to powerful conversations with powerful people!
  • 1:45 pm | Franciscan 2
    + Community
    Workshop
    Learn how to align research, grantmaking, and advocacy to elevate impact, inspire giving, and engage donors and board members. You will leave this interactive session with practical strategies and relevant tools for building influence to transform communities and improve opportunities for women and girls, whether you are considering a first step into the policy arena or seeking to build on your organization’s long history of leadership through public policy and advocacy
  • 1:45 pm | City
    + Health
    Workshop
    Mass incarceration deeply affects women, girls, and transgendered women in the US.  Women leaders are organizing to secure important reforms and women’s funds have an essential role as partners in this critical work advancing justice and human rights.
  • 3:15 pm
    Break
    Break
  • 3:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
    + Money
    Plenary
    From tech startups to emerging markets, women have less access to capital than men, worldwide. Gender lens investing is an avenue for changing this. A pioneer in the field sheds light on how to be involved. Then hear from a women’s foundation effectively using this strategy to increase women’s economic security.
  • 4:15 pm | Metro Ballroom
    + Money
    Plenary
    From Guatemala to Ukraine, WAKE (Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Change) is connecting women in tech with women’s rights leaders. Come hear from corporate volunteers about how they are leveraging their skills, resources and passion to amplify the work of local women leaders around the globe.
  • 5:00 pm | Metro Ballroom
    Plenary
    Reflections on the day from Women’s Funding Network CEO Cynthia Nimmo
  • 5:30 pm | LinkedIn - 222 Second Street, San Francisco, CA
    The beautiful new LinkedIn headquarters offers the perfect backdrop for our reception with light refreshments to relax, catch up with friends and network. We will also reveal the 2017 Leadership in Equity and Diversity (LEAD) award recipients. The LEAD Award celebrates outstanding risk-takers and innovators in the philanthropic community who have increased funding for programs that promote gender equality and diversity. The award particularly recognizes individuals who have succeeded in mobilizing philanthropic resources to support programs that benefit women and girls.  

Thursday, September 7

  • 6:15 am | Cornell
    Yoga
    Join us for morning yoga.
  • 7:30 am | MASO
    Breakfast
    Breakfast
  • 7:30 am | Franciscan 1
    2-Gen Learning Community Breakfast
    Members of the 2-Gen Learning community gathering to share updates.
  • 8:30 am | Metro Ballroom
    Welcome
    Day 2 Welcome
  • 8:45 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Health
    Plenary
    Ending violence against women requires a shift in male socialization and gender norms. Hear about the men who are leading a movement toward healthy masculinity and peaceful communities.
  • 9:15 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Money
    Plenary
    Hear from the women behind the changes to Barbie and the 3% movement which mobilizes women in the advertising sector. Together they are changing the way females are represented in the brands we buy and ultimately influence where and how we spend our money.
  • 9:45 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Health
    Plenary
    Everywhere in the world you look, women’s reproductive health is polarizing, controversial and under attack, while the need for services and support grows exponentially. Women’s foundations and organizations aren’t backing away from the challenge, they’re facing it head on. Because where there’s a will, women are finding the way to get resources where they’re most needed.
  • WORKSHOP SERIES III
    10:45 am | Franciscan 2
    + Money
    Workshop
    Political and social realities require quick action, flexibility and new types of responses. Learn how local and global women’s foundations are stepping up by stepping out of their comfort zones and getting money to the right groups at the right time.
  • 10:45 am | Franciscan 1
    + Health
    Workshop
    What caused someone to say, “If you want to lower my blood pressure, help me pay my electric bill.”? You will learn how assets, income and health are linked. Then gain specific, actionable strategies that work  and can be incorporated into your grantmaking. You will also learn about opportunities to collaborate with new groups of funders interested in health, wealth and economic security.
  • 10:45 am | Olympic
    + Health
    Workshop
    Gender norms feed into a culture of violence everywhere.  Hear how women are addressing violence and advancing peace and security in Asia, and of the work to transform gender norms in the region.
  • 10:45 am | City
    + Money
    Workshop
    Advance gender equity, multiply the impact of your philanthropy, and achieve the long-term vision of endowments through investing. You’ll take a deep dive into successful initiatives that: allocate a percentage of endowment for gender lens investing; use program and mission-related investments as part of the granting strategy; use donor advised funds for gender lens investing; use proxy votes and shareholder advocacy to screen investments for companies with women on boards and management.
  • 10:45 am | Stanford
    + Community
    Workshop
    Two women’s foundations share how they turned key findings from their research on women in the workplace into tools to engage local businesses as advocates. Their businesses communities are now implementing family leave policies, wage equity audits, and programs to get more women on boards. Learn how you can do the same.
  • 12:30 pm | MASO
    Good food and quality time with colleagues.
  • 12:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
    Members Only Lunch
    Members get a sneak peek at what’s to come over the next two years.
  • WORKSHOP SERIES IV
    1:45 pm | Olympic
    + Health
    Workshop
    Learn from two models that are successfully training thousands of women, assumed to be powerless because they’re poor, to become neighborhood leaders. From immigrants in the U.S., to survivors of violence in Pakistan, they are increasing civic participation, access to essential services, and the health and well-being of entire communities.
  • 1:45 pm | Franciscan 1
    + Community
    Workshop
    Women’s foundations in the U.S. and Australia are harnessing the expertise and influence of women to gain equal representation in all spheres of big decision-making, from board rooms, to planning commissions, to economic development forums.
  • 1:45 pm | Franciscan 2
    + Community
    Workshop
    From research to revenue, hear how the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio went from an idea to the creation of a toolkit to generating revenue. After hundreds of downloads and hosted conversations, and dozens of trainings for corporations and law firms, it’s clear that talking about gender norms is good business. Experience the Gender by Us™ toolkit for yourself.
  • 1:45 pm | City
    + Leadership
    Workshop
    How do we support and partner with activists who are ‘taking it to the streets’ fighting for equality? Learn how young activists from Legal Resources Centre (LRC) are using the law to increase the safety, support and security of protesters in South Africa. Most importantly, how LRC has used technology to advance human rights and access to justice. Social Justice Initiative, which promotes social justice philanthropy in South Africa, will share its strategies for finding new donors and influencing others [...]
  • 1:45 pm | Stanford
    + Leadership
    Workshop
    Girls are creating unprecedented change around the world by launching advocacy campaigns that impact millions by harnessing the power of media and storytelling. What’s different about how girls advocate for their rights, build movements, and use media for social action? In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate girl-centered strategies into your own work, including advocacy, film, storytelling, and social media. Hear from film makers, philanthropists, and girl leaders about how you can integrate these critically important girl-centered [...]
  • 3:15 pm
    Break
    Break
  • 3:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
    + Community
    Plenary
    Tides Foundation CEO Kriss Deiglmeier highlights the cutting edge tactics and spaces where women must  be in order to take their work and the movement to the next level.
  • 3:45 pm | Metro Ballroom
    + Money
    Plenary
    First, Lori George Billingsley, Coca-Cola VP of Community Relations, reveals the ways Coca-Cola’s 5BY20 initiative is paving the way to economic security for millions of women around the world. Then you will learn about Gap Inc.’s P.A.C.E. program, which provides skills training to thousands of women to improve their lives at home and at work. P.A.C.E. Vice President, Kindley Walsh-Lawlor, talks with two women’s foundations – Women Win and Semillas –  about implementing [...]
  • 4:30 pm | Metro Ballroom
    + Community
    Plenary
    There’s a massive movement around women’s political leadership, but the path is long. In the U.S., 21% of elected office are held by women and at current rates, parity won’t be reached for 100 years. Learn about new pipelines for growth, programs that are successfully training women for office, the value of having an academic partner and other avenues for parity in the U.S. and beyond.
  • 5:15 pm | Metro Ballroom
    Conference Wrap-Up for the Day
    Reflections on the day from Women’s Funding Network CEO Cynthia Nimmo
  • 5:30 pm
    Optional Evening Activities
    Dine Arounds – Your time to enjoy dinner and conversation with old and new friends in an intimate setting. Pre-registration required. Meet in the hotel lobby.     Spirit of Giving Reception  – sponsored by Vision y Compromiso. Meet near the Park Central Bar and Lounge.

Friday, September 8

  • 7:30 am | Metro Ballroom
    Breakfast
    Breakfast
  • 8:30 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Money
    How much money is going to advance women and girls in the U.S.? Internationally? Statistics and surprising trends will be shared including the fact that corporate foundations are now contributing more than independent foundations.
  • 9:00 am | Metro Ballroom
    + Community
    Plenary
    Diversity and Inclusion initiatives are playing an increasingly important role in gender equity.  What does it look like and how does that extend to the communities where corporations are located?  Women global business leaders discuss the pipelines, retention programs, and community programs  that are increasing women’s representation and leadership.
  • 9:45 am | Metro Ballroom
    Plenary
    African Women’s Development Fund CEO Theo Sowa is energized and inspired by young African women leaders: “To watch young women’s leadership grow in ethical and feminist ways is a constant encouragement and motivates me in some of the tougher moments of our work.”
  • 10:00 am | Metro 2 & 3
    Plenary
    5 leaders, 5 minutes, 5 powerful ideas with big impact. New programs to massively shift the worlds of girls’ sports, women’s entrepreneurship, fundraising and tech.   National Information Fair,   AccelerateGrowth,   Girls of Promise Initiative/Girls of Promise Coding Summits,   Women’s Sports Corps,   Girl-centered Advocacy & Rise Up
  • 10:30 am | Metro Ballroom
    Most of us are already working at the intersection of class and gender in the push for equity. Today’s turbulent times require us to put race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation and other overlapping identities that impact our experiences in the mix. Dr. Crenshaw tells it how it really is; addressing intersectional feminism and motivating us to continue to challenge norms and systems that stand in the way of all women’s full participation in the movement.
  • 11:15 am | Metro Ballroom
    Cynthia Nimmo, CEO, Women’s Funding Network, is joined by Roslyn Dawson Thompson, outgoing Women’s Funding Network Board Chair and K.Sujata, incoming Women’s Funding Network Board Chair for closing remarks and celebration.
  • 11:15 am | Metro 2 & 3
    Conference Close
    Conference Ends
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