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Sessions by Theme

On The Frontlines Resolving complex social issues

  • Building True Allyship; Creating Opportunity and Equity for Native Women and Girls
    Workshop
    Less than .02% of philanthropic dollars to go Native populations in the U.S. and the number decreases when the focus is specific to women and girls. As a funder, how can you better understand native culture and context in order to make lasting change? Tools and best practices to support this journey will be shared by Native Americans in Philanthropy, along with funders’ stories from the field.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Decriminalizing Women and Girls: Closing the Pathway to Prison
    Plenary
    Mass incarceration affects women and girls at ever-increasing rates around the world. Comprehensive reforms require examining the economic, racial, and other systemic injustices at play. Women with first-hand experience of the criminal justice system are on the front lines leading policy reforms, transforming lives, and rebuilding communities.
    September 11, 2019 | 4:40 pm
  • Are Your Clothes Supporting Gender Equity in the Global Workforce?
    Plenary
    Women make up more than 80 percent of the global workforce in the apparel supply chain. Hear from global corporate foundations who are spearheading multi-year partnerships to positively impact tens of thousands of women in the Global South.
    September 12, 2019 | 9:00 am
  • What is a Man? A Message for Us All
    Plenary
    Mentored by Eve Ensler, bell hooks, and Gloria Steinem, Kevin is a passionate leader in the work to end men’s and boys’ violence against women and girls.  Envisioning a multi-cutural, multi-generational men’s movement, Kevin calls for a world without sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, fear, or violence.  
    September 12, 2019 | 8:30 am
  • Accessing Free Legal Support for Women’s Rights Organizations
    Workshop
    Since 2015, TrustLaw, the global pro bono legal program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation has connected over 400 NGOs working on women’s rights to leading legal teams around the world. Hear the top legal questions faced by women’s rights organizations and learn how to access this pro-bono legal support, freeing up your resources to focus on your mission. Case studies will be shared illustrating how organizations streamlined operations, expanded geographically, and scaled their operations. Participants will have the opportunity to [...]
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Spotlight On: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom
    Plenary
    Coordinated attacks across the U.S. are chipping away at women’s rights, while U.S. Foreign policy and “global gag rules” support ever more oppressive practices.  What comes next?
    September 12, 2019 | 10:15 am
  • Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice: Navigating the Maze
    Workshop
    Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Rights are an eco-system of movements working together encompassing providers, legal rights, access, and more. In this interactive workshop you’ll experience how immigration status, economic status, and race affect how a woman experiences reproductive health, and where funders are making the most headway.
    September 12, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Spotlight On: Girls Advocacy
    Plenary
    Session description pending
    September 12, 2019 | 10:10 am
  • Gender and Climate Justice: Lessons from Asia and the Pacific
    Plenary
    Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our time. Engaging women as strategists and solution-builders is critical to combat this global challenge. Hear about the gender inclusive approaches that are shifting power, structures and systems throughout Asia in support of sustainable climate outcomes. This panel will be moderated by Jane Sloane.
    September 11, 2019 | 9:30 am
  • Women in Politics: The Moment is Now
    Plenary
    At the nexus of racial, economic, social, and gender justice lies the power for women to rise up in the political sphere, together. We are at a moment of alignment, across movements. Leaders from She the People and Supermajority discuss the potentials and pitfalls of this moment.
    September 13, 2019 | 10:30 am
  • Making Change from the Grassroots
    Workshop
    Women are mobilizing their communities and advocating for policy reform to end gender-based violence, advance reproductive justice, and more. Learn from leaders who will share their innovative approaches for large-scale change with, and for, girls and women of color, homeless youth, immigrants, incarcerated women, and LGBTQ+ families.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • A Picture Worth A Thousands Words: Global Status of Girls Education
    Plenary
    We all know a girl’s education is a critical part of her economic outlook, but what is happening in different countries to make progress? A global partnership has resulted in the first ever Girls’ Education Ecosystem Map, an open access resource to help identify programming gaps and identify partnership opportunities. View education statistics, policies, and organizations that are working, funding, researching, and advocating in girls’ education globally.
    September 12, 2019 | 9:45 am

It’s Personal Leading with power, across sectors

  • Motivating Employers to Shift Policies and Practices for Women
    Workshop
    The Workplace Employment Scorecard is a tool developed to evaluate and celebrate employers who are making inroads in building a workplace where women are thriving. Hear how it is successfully incentivizing and educating employers to cultivate a gender-diverse workforce.
    September 11, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Experiencing Gender Bias with Virtual Reality
    Workshop
    Join women’s empowerment leader Amy Logan to experience her new 3D Virtual Reality film, “Belonging”, that had delegates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women buzzing.  Don a VR headset and live through a gender-biased workplace encounter. Where does unconscious gender bias show up through microaggressions? This powerful new tool, based on neuroscience, helps cultivate awareness and empathy and empowers viewers to start creating more inclusive climates in their workplaces. Limited to 40.  Pre-registration required
  • I Am Remarkable
    Workshop
    Gender norms affect how women go through the recruitment process, many times not getting hoped-for outcomes. The missing ingredient? Self-promotion. Accomplished HR leader, Kanika Raney, discusses the powerful “proximity effect” of working with other women, how to boost your career with key skills, and breaks through obstacles, in a powerful and experiential workshop.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Girls Advocating for Change
    Plenary
    Girls are powerful policy advocates, helping to shape a world that meets their needs. Hear results from a California-wide landscape of girl-advocates, along with national programs that are shifting toxic gender norms.
    September 11, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • The Happy, Healthy Woman Leader
    Workshop
    Join the renowned author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit for a dynamic workshop that will re-energize you and sustain your leadership. Learn to recognize burnout symptoms, self-assess your stress triggers and get tools to activate a culture of well-being in your organization.
    September 11, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Making Change from the Grassroots
    Workshop
    Women are mobilizing their communities and advocating for policy reform to end gender-based violence, advance reproductive justice, and more. Learn from leaders who will share their innovative approaches for large-scale change with, and for, girls and women of color, homeless youth, immigrants, incarcerated women, and LGBTQ+ families.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Racial Equity as a Leadership Competency
    Workshop
    How can nonprofits and foundations evolve definitions of leadership to center equity? ProInspire will share current research on a leadership competency model for social impact with an equity lens. Discuss where bias shows up and learn how equity is part of every element of leadership – from navigating difficult conversations to systems thinking.
    September 11, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Engaging Boys and Men
    Workshop
    The movement for equity must include boys and men. Beyond including men on boards or as donors, shifting norms requires innovative and region-specific thinking. Hear about models from the U.S. and Asia, including the Gender Lab for Boys, which are seeing impressive results.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am

The Power of Voice Shaping stories, policy, and solutions

  • The Blanket Exercise: A Participatory Experience of Native American History
    Workshop
    Join Native Americans in Philanthropy for a powerful participatory exercise in the history of Indigenous peoples. Developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators, the Blanket Exercise fosters truth, understanding, respect, and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.  
    September 11, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Ending Child Marriage in Pakistan
    Plenary
    21 percent of Pakistani girls are married by the age of 18 and have the highest reported cases of domestic violence. Child marriage occurs in the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, with devastating consequences. Renowned Pakistani human rights activist, Rukhshanda Naz, will preview an episode from “Fundamental,” an upcoming docuseries sponsored by Global Fund for Women, which documents the movement to end child, early, and forced marriage. Hear about her journey first-hand, and what is happening on the ground to end this [...]
    September 12, 2019 | 3:30 pm
  • We Come as Girls We Leave as Women: Teens Speak their Truth about Leadership
    Plenary
    Writer and producer Chrishaunda Lee Perez raises challenges faced by teen girls, from body issues to sexuality, in her new novel, We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women. Endorsed by  Oprah Winfrey, the book has sparked thought-provoking conversations since its release. In this session, Perez and local young women discuss these themes with clarity and candor.
    September 13, 2019 | 8:55 am
  • Why Invest in Your Brand and Where to Begin
    Workshop
    This hands-on clinic will help you develop the confidence to successfully  manage your brand. Bring your materials: a brochure, a printout from your website,  a fundraising letter – and join us to problem solve for your own brand. Using case-studies, you, your team, and your board can learn how to develop a strong brand, and how often it should be audited.
    September 11, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Whose Story Is it?
    Plenary
    Only 10% of all news stories globally focus on women and girls and roughly 80% of experts interviewed are men. When women are the storytellers, we all have access to more accurate news. In the face of digital security challenges and increasingly authoritarian media systems, ground-breaking organizations are building an inclusive media eco-system, training women journalists on the ground from Puerto Rico to Mongolia to Afghanistan and beyond.
    September 13, 2019 | 8:30 am
  • The State of Funding and Collaboratives for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities
    Workshop
    Join a candid conversation by leaders in the Transgender and gender non-conforming rights movement, and the funders and organizations who support them. Solutions for how they are addressing violence in immigration detention centers and the prison system, lack of social services and support systems, and workforce discrimination will be shared, along with effective funding strategies including continuous capacity building and unique funder collaboratives. San Francisco has long been a leader in institutionalizing support for organizations that serve Transgender and gender [...]
    September 12, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Changing the Narrative of Violence Against Women and Girls
    Workshop
    Journalists shape public perceptions of partner violence, sexual assault, and sex  trafficking through their reporting and language. “Changing the Narrative  of Violence Against Women and Girls” is a media toolkit and training which can be  used in any location to shift the conversation and more accurately represent the  realities of men’s violence against women, girls and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
    September 11, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Making Waves with Advocacy
    Workshop
    During this time of great political change, many foundations and nonprofits hesitate to step into the advocacy arena. Now, more than ever, is the time to speak out. If you want to learn how to can engage in advocacy or develop more sophisticated campaigns, this session is for you. If you are already in the advocacy space, join the conversation about how the women’s funding movement can advance a policy agenda.
    September 11, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • How to Boost Our Collective Impact with Digital Strategies
    Workshop
    Digital platforms, communities, and strategies hold the potential for women’s collective organizing on a scale never before possible. Yet, women’s and girls’ organizations around the world still face significant barriers to using technology to mobilize and address systemic issues. Join digital networking experts in the women’s movement, Jensine Larsen, World Pulse, and Uma Mishra Newbery, Women’s March Global for an interactive workshop on best practices and applications of technology that can strengthen your collective impact and [...]
    September 12, 2019 | 1:45 pm

How Money Moves Re-shaping philanthropy, redefining investment

  • Funder Collaboratives for Bolder Philanthropy
    Plenary
    Foundations and grantmakers are banding together for ever greater impact. From the new 
statewide California Gender Justice Funders Collaborative and the New York-based Justice 
Fund, to the nationwide RALIANCE coalition between three leading national sexual violence prevention organizations, these collaboratives bring influential movement leaders and funders 
together in a powerful way.  
    September 11, 2019 | 4:00 pm
  • Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap with a Life Span Approach
    Workshop
    Wealth-building goes beyond receiving equal pay. The factors limiting a woman’s ability to build and preserve wealth are interconnected throughout her life, so why aren’t the solutions? New research shows that a “one-size fits all” approach is not effective.  Learn about interrelated asset-building challenges and the solutions for each stage of a woman’s life.
    September 12, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Women Investing in Women
    Plenary
    In a landscape where only 2% of venture capital in the U.S. goes to women-owned businesses and women own 4 out of every 10 businesses, biases tip the scales against success. Hear from women who are blasting past these barriers and making new rules as they mobilize resources, Donor-Advised Funds foundation giving, IRAs, and more to ensure all women have the opportunity to invest in women’s leadership and innovation.
    September 13, 2019 | 9:45 am
  • Strong Families: Eradicating Barriers to Financial Well-Being
    Workshop
    Increasing economic equity takes more than grantmaking. Hear how members of the Two Generation Advocacy Cohort influence statewide and local policy changes. Learn lessons from four U.S. states and get advice on how to replicate efforts.
    September 12, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Spotlight On: Finance as a Tool to End Gender-Based Violence
    Plenary
    It’s become a well-known statistic that 1 in 3 women experiences sexual or intimate partner violence in her lifetime. Canada, Australia, and other countries are elevating the issue, with Samoa recently naming gender-based violence (GBV) as a national security issue. While funding for programs has increased, that alone cannot eliminate GBV; new alliances and strategies are needed. Hear how finance can be used as a tool to address GBV and the vital role of women’s funds in advancing these efforts.
    September 11, 2019 | 3:30 pm
  • Film Screening: The Great American Lie
    The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation will host a private screening of “The Great American Lie”, a film that exposes how the gaping economic inequality in the United States is rooted in our beliefs with what is “masculine” – individualism, power, and money, and what is “feminine” – empathy, care and collaboration.
    September 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm
  • Women of Color: Reshaping Philanthropy
    Plenary
    Women of color are challenging historical philanthropy. They are influencing Giving Circles and advocacy platforms as donors; and advancing new strategies in the field as leaders of foundations. Women at the intersection of race, giving and gender reflect on who’s giving, how they’re giving, and what’s being funded.
    September 12, 2019 | 4:00 pm
  • Spotlight On: The Future of Women’s Funds
    Plenary
    Women’s Funds are unique community foundations, serving as grantmakers, educators, and policy advocates for women and girls. Lauren Casteel, who joined the Board of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado in the 1990s and went on to become the CEO, discusses what’s changed within the philanthropic landscape the evolution of women’s issues, and what is the path forward.
    September 11, 2019 | 3:45 pm
  • Spotlight On: Women Unlocking Growth in the Global Economy
    Plenary
    Beth Ann Bovino, Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s, shares current data on how women are unlocking the U.S.’s GDP growth and affecting the world’s economy.  Increasing women’s entry and retention in the workforce — especially in professions traditionally occupied by men — is critical and requires overhauling workforce gender accessibility.
    September 13, 2019 | 9:30 am
  • Where’s the Money Going? How Philanthropists, Corporate Leaders, and Investors are Advancing Gender Equity
    Plenary
    Leaders share cutting-edge approaches to philanthropy, corporate responsibility, government funding and impact investing that is advancing gender equity globally in a big way.
    September 11, 2019 | 8:45 am
  • New Faces, New Leaders: Funding Girls of Color
    Plenary
    Fighting ageism, racism, and patriarchal systems and models, creates both a deep vulnerability and deep power for girls of color.  Funders supporting this next generation of leaders get real about why it matters; how they strategized to include this as a core focus with their stakeholders;  how they measure impact; and what a transnational movement could look like.
    September 12, 2019 | 4:45 pm
  • Partnerships, Collaborations, and Mergers: Achieving More Together
    Workshop
    In this day and age when we are all asked to do more with the same or fewer resources, how do we leverage our uniqueness and deepen our impact by partnering and collaborating with others? Hear from Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, Women’s Fund of Western New York, and Coca-Cola Scholars on how they developed collaborations and a merger to serve more women more effectively.
    September 12, 2019 | 10:45 am
  • Beyond Our Borders, a Donor Model for Philanthropy
    Workshop
    Donor leaders share how they combined philanthropy and gender-lens investing to advance the rights and opportunities of women and girls globally. Learn how to replicate this model to facilitate global grantmaking for women and girls, from your own community.
    September 11, 2019 | 1:45 pm
  • Building Data Literacy for Women and Girls
    Workshop
    Connecticut’s women’s funds have joined with statewide women’s advocacy and policy groups to develop a network of organizations serving women and girls. This collaboration is breaking new ground by increasing access to critical data on women and girls and increasing the data literacy of organizations by teaching them how to interpret and effectively use data.
    September 11, 2019 | 1:45 pm

Sessions by Day

Day One, Wednesday, September 11th

  • 7:30 am
    Breakfast
    Get day one started with a healthy breakfast, and maybe a roundtable discussion – more information coming soon!
  • 8:30 am
    Welcome
    Hear from our CEO, our lead sponsors, and Bay-Area leaders.
  • 8:45 am
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Leaders share cutting-edge approaches to philanthropy, corporate responsibility, government funding and impact investing that is advancing gender equity globally in a big way.
  • 9:30 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    Climate change is one of the biggest issues of our time. Engaging women as strategists and solution-builders is critical to combat this global challenge. Hear about the gender inclusive approaches that are shifting power, structures and systems throughout Asia in support of sustainable climate outcomes. This panel will be moderated by Jane Sloane.
  • 10:15 am
    Break
    Break from 10:15 – 10:45am.
  • 10:45 am
    Workshop Series I
    Workshop
    Attend one of the following workshops, taking place 10:45am – 12:15pm
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    The Workplace Employment Scorecard is a tool developed to evaluate and celebrate employers who are making inroads in building a workplace where women are thriving. Hear how it is successfully incentivizing and educating employers to cultivate a gender-diverse workforce.
  • 10:45 am
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    Journalists shape public perceptions of partner violence, sexual assault, and sex  trafficking through their reporting and language. “Changing the Narrative  of Violence Against Women and Girls” is a media toolkit and training which can be  used in any location to shift the conversation and more accurately represent the  realities of men’s violence against women, girls and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    How can nonprofits and foundations evolve definitions of leadership to center equity? ProInspire will share current research on a leadership competency model for social impact with an equity lens. Discuss where bias shows up and learn how equity is part of every element of leadership – from navigating difficult conversations to systems thinking.
  • 10:45 am
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    During this time of great political change, many foundations and nonprofits hesitate to step into the advocacy arena. Now, more than ever, is the time to speak out. If you want to learn how to can engage in advocacy or develop more sophisticated campaigns, this session is for you. If you are already in the advocacy space, join the conversation about how the women’s funding movement can advance a policy agenda.
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Plenary
    Girls are powerful policy advocates, helping to shape a world that meets their needs. Hear results from a California-wide landscape of girl-advocates, along with national programs that are shifting toxic gender norms.
  • 12:15 pm
    Lunch
    Good food and quality time with colleagues.
  • Workshop Series II
    Attend one of the following workshops, taking place 1:45 – 3:15pm.
  • 1:45 pm
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    Join the renowned author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit for a dynamic workshop that will re-energize you and sustain your leadership. Learn to recognize burnout symptoms, self-assess your stress triggers and get tools to activate a culture of well-being in your organization.
  • 1:45 pm
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    Join Native Americans in Philanthropy for a powerful participatory exercise in the history of Indigenous peoples. Developed in collaboration with Indigenous elders, knowledge keepers and educators, the Blanket Exercise fosters truth, understanding, respect, and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.  
  • 1:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Workshop
    Connecticut’s women’s funds have joined with statewide women’s advocacy and policy groups to develop a network of organizations serving women and girls. This collaboration is breaking new ground by increasing access to critical data on women and girls and increasing the data literacy of organizations by teaching them how to interpret and effectively use data.
  • 1:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Workshop
    Donor leaders share how they combined philanthropy and gender-lens investing to advance the rights and opportunities of women and girls globally. Learn how to replicate this model to facilitate global grantmaking for women and girls, from your own community.
  • 1:45 pm
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    This hands-on clinic will help you develop the confidence to successfully  manage your brand. Bring your materials: a brochure, a printout from your website,  a fundraising letter – and join us to problem solve for your own brand. Using case-studies, you, your team, and your board can learn how to develop a strong brand, and how often it should be audited.
  • 3:15 pm
    Break
    Break from 3:15 – 3:30pm
  • 3:30 pm
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    It’s become a well-known statistic that 1 in 3 women experiences sexual or intimate partner violence in her lifetime. Canada, Australia, and other countries are elevating the issue, with Samoa recently naming gender-based violence (GBV) as a national security issue. While funding for programs has increased, that alone cannot eliminate GBV; new alliances and strategies are needed. Hear how finance can be used as a tool to address GBV and the vital role of women’s funds in advancing these efforts.
  • 3:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Women’s Funds are unique community foundations, serving as grantmakers, educators, and policy advocates for women and girls. Lauren Casteel, who joined the Board of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado in the 1990s and went on to become the CEO, discusses what’s changed within the philanthropic landscape the evolution of women’s issues, and what is the path forward.
  • 4:00 pm
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Foundations and grantmakers are banding together for ever greater impact. From the new 
statewide California Gender Justice Funders Collaborative and the New York-based Justice 
Fund, to the nationwide RALIANCE coalition between three leading national sexual violence prevention organizations, these collaboratives bring influential movement leaders and funders 
together in a powerful way.  
  • 4:40 pm
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    Mass incarceration affects women and girls at ever-increasing rates around the world. Comprehensive reforms require examining the economic, racial, and other systemic injustices at play. Women with first-hand experience of the criminal justice system are on the front lines leading policy reforms, transforming lives, and rebuilding communities.
  • 5:30 pm
    Welcome Reception
    Join your colleagues for small bites and tasty drinks.

Day Two, Thursday, September 12th

  • 7:30 am
    Breakfast
    Join us for breakfast and maybe a roundtable discussion – more information coming soon!
  • 8:30 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    Mentored by Eve Ensler, bell hooks, and Gloria Steinem, Kevin is a passionate leader in the work to end men’s and boys’ violence against women and girls.  Envisioning a multi-cutural, multi-generational men’s movement, Kevin calls for a world without sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, fear, or violence.  
  • 9:00 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    Women make up more than 80 percent of the global workforce in the apparel supply chain. Hear from global corporate foundations who are spearheading multi-year partnerships to positively impact tens of thousands of women in the Global South.
  • 9:45 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    We all know a girl’s education is a critical part of her economic outlook, but what is happening in different countries to make progress? A global partnership has resulted in the first ever Girls’ Education Ecosystem Map, an open access resource to help identify programming gaps and identify partnership opportunities. View education statistics, policies, and organizations that are working, funding, researching, and advocating in girls’ education globally.
  • 10:10 am
    On The Frontlines
    Spotlight On: Girls Advocacy
    Plenary
    Session description pending
  • 10:15 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    Coordinated attacks across the U.S. are chipping away at women’s rights, while U.S. Foreign policy and “global gag rules” support ever more oppressive practices.  What comes next?
  • 10:25 am
    Break
    Break 10:25 – 10:45 am
  • Workshop Series III
    Workshop
    Attend one of the following workshops, taking place 10:45am – 12:15pm.
  • 10:45 am
    On The Frontlines
    Workshop
    Less than .02% of philanthropic dollars to go Native populations in the U.S. and the number decreases when the focus is specific to women and girls. As a funder, how can you better understand native culture and context in order to make lasting change? Tools and best practices to support this journey will be shared by Native Americans in Philanthropy, along with funders’ stories from the field.
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    The movement for equity must include boys and men. Beyond including men on boards or as donors, shifting norms requires innovative and region-specific thinking. Hear about models from the U.S. and Asia, including the Gender Lab for Boys, which are seeing impressive results.
  • 10:45 am
    How Money Moves
    Workshop
    In this day and age when we are all asked to do more with the same or fewer resources, how do we leverage our uniqueness and deepen our impact by partnering and collaborating with others? Hear from Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, Women’s Fund of Western New York, and Coca-Cola Scholars on how they developed collaborations and a merger to serve more women more effectively.
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    Gender norms affect how women go through the recruitment process, many times not getting hoped-for outcomes. The missing ingredient? Self-promotion. Accomplished HR leader, Kanika Raney, discusses the powerful “proximity effect” of working with other women, how to boost your career with key skills, and breaks through obstacles, in a powerful and experiential workshop.
  • 10:45 am
    On The Frontlines
    Workshop
    Since 2015, TrustLaw, the global pro bono legal program of the Thomson Reuters Foundation has connected over 400 NGOs working on women’s rights to leading legal teams around the world. Hear the top legal questions faced by women’s rights organizations and learn how to access this pro-bono legal support, freeing up your resources to focus on your mission. Case studies will be shared illustrating how organizations streamlined operations, expanded geographically, and scaled their operations. Participants will have the opportunity to [...]
  • 12:15 pm
    Lunch
    Good food and quality time with colleagues.
  • Workshop Series IV
    Attend one of the following workshops, taking place 1:45 – 3:15pm.
  • 10:45 am
    It’s Personal
    Workshop
    Women are mobilizing their communities and advocating for policy reform to end gender-based violence, advance reproductive justice, and more. Learn from leaders who will share their innovative approaches for large-scale change with, and for, girls and women of color, homeless youth, immigrants, incarcerated women, and LGBTQ+ families.
  • 1:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Workshop
    Wealth-building goes beyond receiving equal pay. The factors limiting a woman’s ability to build and preserve wealth are interconnected throughout her life, so why aren’t the solutions? New research shows that a “one-size fits all” approach is not effective.  Learn about interrelated asset-building challenges and the solutions for each stage of a woman’s life.
  • 1:45 pm
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    Digital platforms, communities, and strategies hold the potential for women’s collective organizing on a scale never before possible. Yet, women’s and girls’ organizations around the world still face significant barriers to using technology to mobilize and address systemic issues. Join digital networking experts in the women’s movement, Jensine Larsen, World Pulse, and Uma Mishra Newbery, Women’s March Global for an interactive workshop on best practices and applications of technology that can strengthen your collective impact and [...]
  • 1:45 pm
    On The Frontlines
    Workshop
    Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Rights are an eco-system of movements working together encompassing providers, legal rights, access, and more. In this interactive workshop you’ll experience how immigration status, economic status, and race affect how a woman experiences reproductive health, and where funders are making the most headway.
  • 1:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Workshop
    Increasing economic equity takes more than grantmaking. Hear how members of the Two Generation Advocacy Cohort influence statewide and local policy changes. Learn lessons from four U.S. states and get advice on how to replicate efforts.
  • 1:45 pm
    The Power of Voice
    Workshop
    Join a candid conversation by leaders in the Transgender and gender non-conforming rights movement, and the funders and organizations who support them. Solutions for how they are addressing violence in immigration detention centers and the prison system, lack of social services and support systems, and workforce discrimination will be shared, along with effective funding strategies including continuous capacity building and unique funder collaboratives. San Francisco has long been a leader in institutionalizing support for organizations that serve Transgender and gender [...]
  • 3:15 pm
    Break
    Break from 3:15 – 3:30pm
  • 3:30 pm
    The Power of Voice
    Plenary
    21 percent of Pakistani girls are married by the age of 18 and have the highest reported cases of domestic violence. Child marriage occurs in the most marginalized and vulnerable communities, with devastating consequences. Renowned Pakistani human rights activist, Rukhshanda Naz, will preview an episode from “Fundamental,” an upcoming docuseries sponsored by Global Fund for Women, which documents the movement to end child, early, and forced marriage. Hear about her journey first-hand, and what is happening on the ground to end this [...]
  • 4:00 pm
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Women of color are challenging historical philanthropy. They are influencing Giving Circles and advocacy platforms as donors; and advancing new strategies in the field as leaders of foundations. Women at the intersection of race, giving and gender reflect on who’s giving, how they’re giving, and what’s being funded.
  • 4:45 pm
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Fighting ageism, racism, and patriarchal systems and models, creates both a deep vulnerability and deep power for girls of color.  Funders supporting this next generation of leaders get real about why it matters; how they strategized to include this as a core focus with their stakeholders;  how they measure impact; and what a transnational movement could look like.
  • 6:00 pm
    How Money Moves
    The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation will host a private screening of “The Great American Lie”, a film that exposes how the gaping economic inequality in the United States is rooted in our beliefs with what is “masculine” – individualism, power, and money, and what is “feminine” – empathy, care and collaboration.

Day Three, Friday, September 13th

  • 7:30 am
    Breakfast
    Join us for breakfast and maybe a roundtable discussion – more information coming soon!
  • 8:30 am
    The Power of Voice
    Plenary
    Only 10% of all news stories globally focus on women and girls and roughly 80% of experts interviewed are men. When women are the storytellers, we all have access to more accurate news. In the face of digital security challenges and increasingly authoritarian media systems, ground-breaking organizations are building an inclusive media eco-system, training women journalists on the ground from Puerto Rico to Mongolia to Afghanistan and beyond.
  • 8:55 am
    The Power of Voice
    Plenary
    Writer and producer Chrishaunda Lee Perez raises challenges faced by teen girls, from body issues to sexuality, in her new novel, We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women. Endorsed by  Oprah Winfrey, the book has sparked thought-provoking conversations since its release. In this session, Perez and local young women discuss these themes with clarity and candor.
  • 9:30 am
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    Beth Ann Bovino, Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s, shares current data on how women are unlocking the U.S.’s GDP growth and affecting the world’s economy.  Increasing women’s entry and retention in the workforce — especially in professions traditionally occupied by men — is critical and requires overhauling workforce gender accessibility.
  • 9:45 am
    How Money Moves
    Plenary
    In a landscape where only 2% of venture capital in the U.S. goes to women-owned businesses and women own 4 out of every 10 businesses, biases tip the scales against success. Hear from women who are blasting past these barriers and making new rules as they mobilize resources, Donor-Advised Funds foundation giving, IRAs, and more to ensure all women have the opportunity to invest in women’s leadership and innovation.
  • 10:30 am
    On The Frontlines
    Plenary
    At the nexus of racial, economic, social, and gender justice lies the power for women to rise up in the political sphere, together. We are at a moment of alignment, across movements. Leaders from She the People and Supermajority discuss the potentials and pitfalls of this moment.
  • 11:00 am
    Closing Keynote by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and Climate Justice Advocate.
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