Philanthropy New York Funders of Women & Girls Network Meeting: Advancing Women’s Leadership

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Presented by Philanthropy New York's Funders of Women & Girls, a Professional Peer Network.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Executive directors and senior program officers of members whose grantmaking includes a substantial focus on improving the lives of women and girls in New York.



Philanthropy New York is pleased to announce the launch of Funders of Women and Girls, a professional peer network for funders whose grantmaking includes a substantial focus on improving the lives of women and girls in New York. The network – comprised of executive directors and senior program officers – will meet quarterly to give participants an opportunity to connect with colleagues in person, learn from each others’ knowledge and experience, and discuss topics of interest in a confidential setting.

Meeting Agenda:

At this meeting, we will discuss women’s leadership and how it can be promoted through grantmaking. Anna Pond, a seasoned consultant to private foundations, higher education institutions, and nonprofits, will present the findings from a report she co-authored for Women’s Leadership Circles on multicultural women’s leadership, entitled, “Women Leading Change: A Resource for Women’s Leadership Journeys.” The study probed literature from different fields of study to explore the nuances of diverse women’s leadership challenges. It presents a view of women’s leadership that incorporates the breadth and depth of the issues and experiences of women of multicultural backgrounds.
Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation, will also offer her thoughts on women’s leadership, reflecting on her own journey as well as the Foundation’s efforts to promote women’s leadership through its grantmaking. It is our hope that these two presentations will help to inspire a robust conversation among meeting attendees on this topic, and there will also be time for participants to offer their thoughts on how this professional peer network would be most helpful to them.


  • Anna-Nanine S. Pond, Principal, Anna Pond Consulting
  • Ana Oliveira, President & CEO, The New York Women’s Foundation
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