• WDN Lunch in San Rafael

    Mon, 13 Jul 2015

    Please join us for a gathering of WDN members and prospective members from the North Bay in San Rafael.

    This will be an informal gathering of progressive women philanthropists, to hear what folks are working on and learning in their social justice philanthropy.

    Prospective members should RSVP to Kathleen Andreson,

  • July Board Meeting

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015
    The WDN board meets six times a year, and this year, all in-person meetings will be held at WDN's office in San Francisco, except for the November meeting, which will be held in New Orleans in conjunction with WDN's annual conference in November.
  • Disruptive Media: Changing the Conversation in Israel

    Tue, 21 Jul 2015

    It has been just over a year since Just Vision, together with +972 Magazine and Activestills, launched Local Call, the groundbreaking Hebrew-language news site, to ensure that stories of human and civil rights, equality, pluralism, and activism reach the Israeli public.

    With the support of WDN, Local Call has become a force to be reckoned with. Reaching over a million Hebrew readers, it has been garnering attention from Israel's top journalists, media outlets, and political leaders. It’s also providing hard-hitting investigative journalism with probing analysis and diverse commentary. Local Call's team is transforming the Israeli media landscape. 

    Local Call introduces fresh perspectives that span gender, ethnic, racial, and religious identities rarely covered in the mainstream media. It’s a project that shines light on peaceful solutions and is already shifting the culture.

    Join the Middle East Peace and Democracy and Women Building a Just Peace Circles for a call featuring Suhad Babaa, the new Executive Director of Just Vision, and Yael Marom, Public Engagement Manager of Just Vision and Co-Editor and Co-Founder of Local Call, to learn more about the latest developments on the ground in Israel/Palestine, the role that the site is playing in directing attention to crucial issues of structural inequality and movements for rights and dignity across the region.

  • WDN Story Sharing: Nina Simons

    Wed, 9 Sep 2015

    Please join us for this story sharing call with Nina Simons, WDN member and President and Co-Founder of Bioneers, Founder of Everywoman's Leadership, and Co-Founder of Cultivating Women's Leadership, programs of Bioneers.

    Story Sharing calls provide opportunities for WDN members to learn more about each other and to connect in a different way than our educational calls. The calls feature members sharing their stories and experiences of becoming ignited as progressive activists and leaders.

    Nina will share how her sense of purpose has evolved over time from a whole-systems perspective on biodiversity, ecological systems and human rights, to prioritizing women's leadership and restoring the feminine in co-creating a different future for our country, species, and planet, to a strong focus on racial justice and beloved community, with a particular emphasis on indigenous women, traditions and community to seed a different worldview and relationship with gender, reproduction and the natural world.

    Prospective members are welcome to attend; please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at

    More about Nina Simons here.

  • New York Regional Meeting

    Wed, 9 Sep 2015

    Please join us for the Fall NYC Regional Meeting, to be held at the home of Jean Karotkin (RSVP for location details).

    Regional meetings provide opportunities for WDN members to connect and collaborate on their philanthropic and community work, share what they are learning and hear the lessons and advice of other women donors.

    Prospective members are welcome.  Please RSVP to Kathleen Andreson at

    More details about the program for this meeting will be coming soon.