Last month, the Women Funded 2019 Conference made San Francisco the epicenter of the women’s movement. Were you there? If you missed it, well you missed IT! “Wow, WFN hit it out of the park!” is what one conference attendee said. So much energy was created, so much knowledge was shared, so many connections were made. When you bring so many women together, on a mission to make change, it’s a powerful force that propels us all towards the goal. Whether we’re focused on racial equity, gender-lens investing, ending violence against women and girls, the climate crisis, or engaging men in the women’s movement—the conference made it clear that when we work together, we’re powerful beyond the sum of our parts. If every great party has an after-party to keep you dancing all night, every great conference needs an “after-conference” to keep you dancing in the energy of the conference all year. Consider this blog your official “After-Conference-Party” dedicated to keeping you uplifted by the energy of the conference, and connected to the vast community we created. Let’s begin with a quick recap.
434—people attended Women Funded 2019
240—people came from out of town
194—people came from the local Bay Area
7662—miles is the longest distance traveled to get to Women Funded 2019
5—city blocks is the shortest distance traveled to get to Women Funded 2019 by WFN’s very own Vera Glavova
100—speakers gave 22 workshops and 22 plenary sessions over 2.5 days.
“Thank you for bringing together so many inspiring, dedicated, kick-ass women!” WAKE International
Stay tuned as we continue to remember, re-visit, re-post, and reflect on Women Funded 2019.
Tajma Beverly, Deborah Holmes Fellow