Women and Impact: Giving and Investing through a Gender Lens
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, April 4 2016
It’s estimated that women control 27% of the world’s wealth. An enormous expected transfer of wealth over the next 15 years will have significant ramifications on philanthropy; conservative estimates run that women’s charitable giving could reach $1 trillion per year by 2026. Along a spectrum of tools and vehicles, this session presents three theories of change being deployed by women in Jewish philanthropy to support equality. Participants will hear about movement building to direct more money into return-bearing investments that have a positive effect on women and girls; promoting LGBTQ equality through philanthropy, within the broader context of anti-bias efforts; and the power of Jewish women’s philanthropy, including a women’s-only giving circle that has provided millions of dollars and funded hundreds of programs benefiting women and girls to ensure equal access for economic, social, political and religious achievement.