Beyond Gender Equity: How Philanthropy is Taking Gender Norms into Account

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York 79 Fifth Avenue, Fourth Floor, NY, NY
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Is your grantmaking responding to new understandings of the importance of addressing gender norms along with age, race and class? Gender norms are the beliefs, scripts and expectations we all have for how to be men and women. And addressing them is proving to be an overlooked key to basic health, educational achievement, and economic security.

Yet doing “gender transformative” giving that challenges rigid gender norms requires posing a different set of questions for ourselves and our organizations.

Join your fellow funders for an open, engaging discussion of the importance of addressing gender norms and implications in a safe environment where a variety of approaches and scenarios will be explored. Learn the basic terms, concepts, rationale, and research behind “gender transformative” giving and how it can improve programs and philanthropic efficacy. Participants will be provided with concrete, easy-to-apply ideas on integrating a gender norms focus into their own grantmaking. Program materials will be provided.

  • Practical and applied aspects of this approach
  • Academic and research implications


Designed for 

All interested funders.


2:45 -3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 -5:00 PM Program

Registration is required by March 24th.

Can't attend in person? You can watch the discussion via livestream!

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Guests of Organizers: Please email with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number.  Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

Please email with any questions.

In Collaboration with 

Ford Foundation

The North Star Fund

The Funders of Women and Girls

The New York Women's Foundation