It was an amazing year for women’s philanthropy. Amid an increasingly hostile political climate, women managed to get elected to public office in record numbers, partially due to the influence of women donors. In addition, the events of #MeToo and the Kavanaugh hearings served to highlight how prevalent sexual assault and harassment are, and how far we still have to go to become a culture that truly values women and prioritizes their safety and equality.
Our top posts here at Philanthropy Women were focused on emerging leadership for the sector as well as noteworthy strategies for giving. We profiled unique givers like Abigail Disney, and talked with new strategists in the field like LaTosha Brown. These posts highlight a diverse array of ways that women’s philanthropy is forging new ground and bringing needed attention to a wide range of social and cultural issues.
#1: Bringing on New Leadership for Women Moving Millions
#2: Dining for Women’s Model for Fueling Gender Equity Globally
#3: NoVo and the Consortium for Southern Black Girls and Women
#4: Abigail Disney Makes Waves in Philanthropy, Film, and Beyond
#5: Women’s Funding Network Pushes for Gender Equal Political Leadership
#6: The #MeToo Scandal that Shook the Development World
#7: Mourning the Loss of Leadership: Deborah Holmes
#8: Women’s Funds Speak Out on Kavanaugh Hearings
#9: How Do We Get More Men to Proclaim their Feminism?
#10: Integrating Environmental Work with Feminism
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