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, Investing, Refugee, Stop Traffic, Violence Against Women & Girls,  etc.

If you are a member who would like to join a Circle, contact our Director of Community Engagement.


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.

To request a speaker from The Speakers Program, click here. If you are a member and would like to join The Speakers Program, contact our Director of Community Engagement.

See Members of the Speakers Program.


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)

To learn more about The Speakers Series, contact our Director of Community Engagement.


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, and The Huffington Post.

If you are a member and would like to join The Writers Program or learn more, contact our Director of Community Engagement.