Events

  • Allies for Racial Justice: Bay Area Regional Meeting

    Tue, 31 Mar 2015

    Please join us to strategize about how progressive women donors can be effective allies, particularly across race and class. Through these in-person regional discussions, we will develop practical solutions to help us in our ongoing work to 'walk the talk' in our grantmaking, investing, advocacy and daily lives. Our partner for these regional dialogues is Class Action, an organization co-founded by former WDN member Jenny Ladd. She and Anita Garcia Morales will be our trainers for this meeting.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at kandreson@womendonors.org

  • Vote Your Proxy: Shareholder Tools Against Corporate Power

    Wed, 1 Apr 2015

    Do you want to learn how to be a strategic shareholder?

    Please join us for a discussion that will feature Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow and Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network. Hosted by our Values Based Investing and Earth Circles, this is the second webinar in our on-going series on learning how to better align our values with our investment strategies.

    As You Sow has been leading shareholder advocacy campaigns since 1992. They’ve successfully campaigned the world’s biggest corporations – Starbucks, Walmart, Apple – to change their behavior to the benefit of all. We’ll review As You Sow’s 2015 Proxy Preview that has hundreds of upcoming key votes on this year’s environmental and social shareholder resolutions. The Proxy Preview also features leading voices from corporate governance leaders, socially responsible investors, religious institutional investors, pension funds, unions, foundations, and shareholder advocacy organizations who offer their expertise on these key issues.

    Rainforest Action Network’s campaigns have transformed the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. They’ve lead winning campaigns against dirty energy, called out banks that finance those risky investments, and challenged corporate power to understand the possibilities of long-term profit margins versus short-term gains. You’ll learn about their current campaigns to divest and how both inside and outside pressure are having impact. 

    Don’t miss this chance to take action with your own investments and learn about new climate justice strategies!

  • WDN Story Sharing: Maria Jobin-Leeds

    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    Please grab your coffee and join us for a Story Sharing call with longtime WDN member Maria Jobin Leeds.  She will share her approach to philanthropy, which is focused on systems change and women’s leadership, as well as her journey to align her investments with her philanthropic and social movement goals.  And she will share some concrete examples of how she has invested in systems change, which will be very helpful to those members who want to know more about what it looks like to fund systems change work.

    GOALS:

    1) To bring the WDN community together to learn more about one of its members, outside of the circle structure.

    2) To provide concrete examples of funding systems change.

    3) To share how investing in women’s leadership is investing in systems change.

    4) To share how one member has worked to align her investments with the change she wants to see in the world.

  • Women Donors Coming Together in New Orleans

    Thu, 2 Apr 2015

    Please join WDN's President and CEO Donna Hall and WDN members Nancy Aronson and Melissa Flournoy for a discussion of the collective power of progressive women donors, and the role that the Women Donors Network has played in supporting women leaders in New Orleans in their work for a just and equitable recovery from Hurricane Katrina. 

    Also, WDN Connect 2015 will be held in New Orleans this year, November 12 - 15, 2015.  We will share a little about the featured speakers at this year's conference.

    Light refreshments and wine will be served.

  • Allies for Racial Justice: Philadelphia Regional Meeting

    Tue, 7 Apr 2015

    Please join us for a facilitated discussion about how progressive women donors can be effective allies, particularly across race and class. WDN is hosting a series of in-person regional discussions across the country, in order to develop practical solutions to help us in our ongoing work to 'walk the talk' in our grantmaking, investing, advocacy and daily lives. Our partner for these regional dialogues is Class Action, an organization co-founded by former WDN member Jenny Ladd. She and Pamela Freeman will be our trainers for this meeting.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend and can RSVP to Kathleen Andreson, kandreson@womendonors.org.