**POSTPONED** Smashing the Patriarchy: Why a “Gender Lens” Isn’t Enough to Advance Gender Equity

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street New York, NY 10017
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**This program has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.**

Join our partners, the Ford Foundation, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, as we welcome the new CEO of GEO, Marcus Walton. Marcus will join us for a welcoming reception, where he will share his vision for GEO.

Women make up only 25% of Congress.

States have enacted 424 reproductive rights restrictions from 2010 to 2018.

Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224 and Black women will wait until 2130 for equal pay. On average, female full-time, year-round workers made only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, a difference of 18 percent. Across race, there is a gender wage gap in 97% of occupations.

Black transgender people lived in extreme poverty with 34 percent reporting a household income of less than $10,000 per year. This is more than twice the rate for transgender people of all races (15 percent), four times the general Black population rate (9 percent), and eight times the general U.S. population rate (4 percent). 

How is it that despite historic gains, we continue to witness the intersection of gender, race, sexuality and ability as significant barriers to economic, socio-cultural and political power? 

Persistent structural racism and gender discrimination is a complex issue. Learn how racism and sexism is built into all of the issues we fund. Explore how your grant making framework and strategy can benefit from a new lens on the work in this thought provoking panel of researchers and activists who are all working on systems change designed to bring about greater equity. 


  • Structural analysis of gender discrimination and the multiple oppressions women face
  • Ways that funder strategies can incorporate a structural sexism lens 
  • Challenges to racist and sexist narratives that will allow for the creation of more equitable policies
  • Opportunities to share and collaborate with other gender equity funders


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All interested funders


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

Registration is required by March 23rd.

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Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

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