The Circles Program offers member-led engagement opportunities that leverage the expertise within and outside our community. Circles allow members to share information and research different issues and strategies within gender-lens philanthropy. Members opt-in to the circle/s of their choice such as: Film as a Tool for Social Change, Gender-Based Violence or Self-Care.
We are proud to have members who are effective thought leaders and experts in diverse areas of interest. The Speakers Program aims to share the wealth of our members’ knowledge by placing them as speakers in a variety of venues where they can share their philanthropic stories and promote our mission to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls.
The Speaker Series connects our members with external experts and thought leaders who discuss topical issues on conference calls and/or webinars. These valuable discussions are at the heart of our community-driven and knowledge-sharing philosophy. We welcome all members to suggest potential topics and/or speakers.
Previous topics have included:
- A Conversation with Ambassador Swanee Hunt & Demand Abolition
- Gender Inequality in Film with Dr. Stacy Smith, Director of Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg
- Hot Girls Wanted: A Documentary about Porn, The Internet and the Girl Next Door with Ronna Gradus (Director & Producer), Jill Bauer (Director & Producer) & Rashida Jones (Producer, Actor & Activist)
- Ebola: How Can YOU Help? A Conversation with Katie Meyler (Founder, More Than Me)
- In order to Empower Women & Girls, We Have to Engage Men & Boys with Michael Kimmel, Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University
The Writers Program is designed to leverage and amplify our members’ individual voices and expertise. Participating members will find a platform to showcase their writing and also support in getting written work submitted to established online publications, such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Salon, Trust.org and The Huffington Post.