Tipping Points: Philanthropy's Role in Changing the Narrative of Power

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am EDT
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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The country is embroiled in heated conversations destined to change the fabric of this country, whether the starting point is race, immigration, climate change, or sexual harassment.  While separate and distinct, these discussions converge most notably for women of color, and in particular, young women of color. But far from sidelined, women of color of all ages are challenging the prevailing public narrative and creating tipping points that are shaping culture and policy more universally to benefit all.

What does it take to reach cultural tipping points for policy change and how can these lessons be applied to grantmaking strategies in foundations of all sizes?  How can philanthropy accelerate the pace of social progress and shift the old narrative of power by simultaneously grappling with gender and racial equity? 

Join us for a lively session that includes an intergenerational discussion about leadership from the perspective of women of color.

  • The visible and invisible roles that philanthropy plays in supporting or hindering gender and racial equity
  • Cultural tipping points for policy change and social progress in the current climate
  • Simple ways your foundation can build a gender and racial equity lens for greater impact


  • Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director, United We Dream & Current MacArthur Fellow
  • Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance & Former MacArthur Fellow
  • Ramatu Bangura, Program Officer, NoVo Foundation
  • Amanda Matos (Moderator), Co-Founder and Executive Director, The WomanHOOD Project

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All interested funders.


8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Check-in
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Program 

Registration is required by May 21.

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