Philanthropy Women grew out of my desire to see more platforms for discussion and research on the role of women in philanthropy — both its definition, and its functioning. There is news almost every day of breakthroughs in philanthropy for women, such as the recent $90 million grant from The NoVo Foundation to support research and advocacy for women and girls of color — the largest single private commitment to this particular population. Meanwhile, women are quietly growing networks of influence in government and the private sector, and are turning the attention of public policy toward a wide range of issues that empower not just women and girls, but whole communities.
We want to track all this progress, as well as any backward movements, in the long fight for women’s equality. We know we are not there yet, but it seems like now we are really gaining steam. Thanks for joining us! — Kiersten Marek