Philanthropy Women Top 10 Posts of 2018

Top posts on Philanthropy Women in 2018 featured major investments in women and girls of color, strategies working to increase political leadership of women, and profiles of new leaders in the field.

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

New ED and Board Chair of Women Moving Millions Bring Financial and Legislative Power

#2: Dining for Women’s Model for Fueling Gender Equity Globally

Potluck Power: How This Women’s Giving Circle Feeds Global Gender Equity

#3: NoVo and the Consortium for Southern Black Girls and Women

Joy-Centric Movement Building: NoVo Partners With Consortium to Empower Southern Black Girls

#4: Abigail Disney Makes Waves in Philanthropy, Film, and Beyond

Abigail Disney: Feminist Changer, Feminist Changed

#5: Women’s Funding Network Pushes for Gender Equal Political Leadership

WFN Summit Explores What it Will Take to Get More Women Into Office

#6: The #MeToo Scandal that Shook the Development World

Difficult, Disturbing Times at Oxfam, but Gender Equality Mission Endures

#7: Mourning the Loss of Leadership: Deborah Holmes

We Lost A Warrior: Deborah Holmes, Journalist and Social Justice Leader

#8: Women’s Funds Speak Out on Kavanaugh Hearings

Women Funders Urge Investigation of Sexual Assault Allegations

#9: How Do We Get More Men to Proclaim their Feminism?

Empowering Women by Changing Men: Promundo’s Global Fight for Gender Equality

#10: Integrating Environmental Work with Feminism

A Healthy World for All: Rachel’s Network Integrates Environmental and Gender Equality Philanthropy

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Author: Kiersten Marek

Kiersten Marek, LICSW, is the founder of Philanthropy Women. She practices clinical social work in Cranston, Rhode Island, and writes about how women donors and their allies are advancing social change.

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