Women’s Philanthropy Week in Chicago: March 31st to April 4th!
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims March 31 to April 4 as Women’s Philanthropy Week! Women Moving Millions is so proud to be listed with the Women’s Funding Network as a partner with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute for their #WomenLeading Philanthropy Symposium next week (April 2 – 3)!
Women Moving Millions hosted it’s Second Annual Summit!
Our second annual event in New York City was an outstanding success. This year our theme was The Story of Impact + The Impact of Story and we sure were impacted by all the incredible stories and people we met throughout the event. We gathered our amazing community of members, special guests, and outside experts in global women’s development and gender lens philanthropy for three days of knowledge sharing, skills building, and inspiration. Read Jacki Zehner’s kick-off article about the 2013 WMM Summit
Women Moving Millions is proud to be a Lean In partner!
“As a diverse community of extraordinary individuals committed to funding the advancement of women and girls around the globe, Women Moving Millions is leaning in because we passionately believe that a more gender-balanced world is a better world for everyone.” – Jacki Zehner, CEO (read more…)
December 11, 2012
Press Release (WMM): Women Moving Millions Leaders Featured at TEDxWomen 2012
CEO Jacki Zehner and Board Member Loreen Arbus Joined Other Experts to Discuss Challenges and Opportunities for Girls and Women Worldwide
10,000+ Participated Via Live Streaming; Millions Will View Talks Online
October 11, 2012
Press Release (WMM): To mark the United Nations’ first International Day of the Girl, Women Moving Millions is issuing a bold challenge to the global philanthropic community: Make women and girls a priority by giving $1 million or more to organizations that support their advancement. (read more…)
October 11, 2012
‘Day of the Girl’, an Op-Ed by WMM Members, Jacki Zehner and Margot Franssen
WMM in the NewsRwandan Leaders: Toyota Solutions Studio TheDailyBeast.com, April 4, 2014 WMM member Swanee Hunt is featured in a video discussing the reemergence of women in Rwandan government and its impact on the country’s culture alongside Ambassador Fatuma Ndangiza, and the Hon. Minsiter Oda Gasinzigwa. The Triumph of Rwanda’s Women LiveStream.com, April 3, 2014 Watch a video of WMM member Swanee Hunt at the 2014 Women in the World Summit discussing the triumphs of Rwanda’s Women 20 years after the genocide. Two Decades After Genocide, Rwanda’s Women Have Made the Nation Thrive TheDailyBeast.com, April 2, 2014 WMM member Swanee Hunt is quoted on her work with women in Rwanda Manuel Pastor and Gael Sylvia Pullen to Keynote Women’s Foundation of California Giving Circle Conference DigitalJournal.com, March 27, 2014 Member Gael Sylvia Pullen will be a speaker at the inaugural Giving Circle Network Conference, hosted by the Women’s Foundation of California, held in Los Angeles. After Twenty-Five Years: Reflecting on the Origins of the Sallie Bingham Archive for Women’s Papers SallieBingham.com, March 27, 2014 Member Sallie Bingham reflects on the origins of the Sallie Bingham Archive for Women’s Papers, housed at Duke University. Forbes “World’s Most Powerful Woman” Among Honorees at the 18th Annual Arizona Foundation for Women Awards Luncheon DigitalJournal.com, March 20, 2014 Congratulations to Swanee Hunt for being honored at the 18th Annual Arizona Foundation for Women Awards Luncheon! Women’s Unfinished Journey sojo.net, March 19, 2014 An Excerpt from Member Emily Neilson Jones’ report “Peering Under Our Collective Burqa: How Do Our Own Religious ‘Personal Status’ Codes Cover and Diminish the Full Humanity of Women?” is featured in honor of International Women’s Day. Women Can Share Views on More than ‘Having it All’ WomensAgenda.com, March 18, 2014 Member Carol Schwartz is featured in an article discussing her campaign against the lack of women’s voices in the press. Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Youth Arts Supporter hngnews.com, March 18, 2014 Congratulations to member Diane Ballweg, who has been honored by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors for Philanthropic Achievement by an Individual! Sheila Johnson: Her Top Advice for Women Business Leaders BizJournals.com, March 14, 2014 Member Sheila Johnson shares her best piece of advice for women business leaders in this one-minute video. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Launches ‘Reach Rwanda’ Project during Lent DecorahNews.com, March 10, 2014 Member Julie Jensen launches ‘Reach Rwanda’ Project alongside Partners in Health. Melinda Gates: The Key to Empowering Women kspr.com, March 7, 2014 Melinda Gates shares her knowledge and the key to empowering women worldwide. Three Reasons to Celebrate this International Women’s Day Huffington Post, March 7, 2014 Member Barbara Lee gives three reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day. CSW-58 — Imagining a Different World for Women Huffington Post, March 6, 2014 Member Cheryl Saban authors an opinion piece on how the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58) will make significant and positive changes for women and girls. Winners of the 2014 NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards announced
Women’s Agenda, March 6, 2014 WMM member Carol Schwartz was awarded for Male or Female Change Champion of the Year. Meet the 15 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy Newsle.com, March 5, 2014
David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, features WMM members Jennifer Buffett, Helen Hunt and Barbara Dobkin in his article on 15 of the most powerful women in U.S. Philanthropy. Dallas Women’s Foundation Announces Recipients of 2014 Maura Women Helping Women Young Leader Awards Dallasnews.com, March 3, 2014 Congratulations to member Lauren Embrey who has been awarded by the Dallas Women’s Foundation as a recipient of the 2014 Maura Women Helping Women Young Leader Awards! 11 of the Most Powerful Business People Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received Policy Mic, February 26, 2014 Jacki Zehner featured as she shares the best piece of advice she’s ever received. What Makes the $3.5B Cypress Waters Project so Alluring? Dallas Business Journal, February 25, 2014 Member Lucy Billingsly jump-started a $3.5B master-planned, mixed-use development called Cypress Waters in Dallas, Texas. Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Introduces Built by Women: New York City Architecturelab.net, February 14, 2014 Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation announces the launch of a unique project called Built by Women: New York City. Hillary Clinton Launches Global Data Project on Women and Girls Washington Post, February 13, 2014 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation are teaming up to study data on the progress of women and girls. Jersey City Mayor Dines with Rwanda’s First Lady at LeFrak Dinner Party: Report NJ.com, February 10, 2014 Francine LeFrak hosted a dinner party with Rwandan First Lady Jeanette Kagame and the mayor of Jersey City. Plenty of Awards, Not Many Women Receiving Them WomensAgenda.com, February 5, 2014 Carol Shwartz investigates why so few women receive Australian honors. Helen Hunt, Author and Relationship Expert, on Positivity, Growth, and Women’s Empowerment Huffington Post, January 29, 2014 Helen Hunt is interviewed by Renata Black for Huffington Post “Hope, Resilience & Rugs” Presentation at Woodlands Academy Feb. 20 Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2014 Connie Duckworth will give a presentation at the Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest, Illinois on February 20, 2014, entitled “Hope, Resilience & Rugs.” Celebrating 30 Years of The Sundance Film Festival www.jackizehner.com, January 28, 2014 A blog post by Jacki Zehner discussing The Sundance Film Festival turning 30. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida Invests $150,000 to Establish Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking Naplesnews.com, January 28, 2014 Member Brenda Tate helps open the Southwest Florida Region Center on Human Trafficking. Women Running for Governor: Three Things to Watch for in 2014 Races Huffington Post, January 25, 2014 Barbara Lee discusses how 2014 could be a banner year for women governors. Please Don’t Network Columbia.edu, January 22, 2014
Member Mary Ann Casati shares her tips on networking University Awards Eight Honorary Degrees www.theyorker.co.uk, January 20, 2014 Sigrid Rausing has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by University of York. The Shriver Report: A Women’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink Linked In, January 16, 2014 A blog post written by Jacki Zehner on the Shriver Report 21 Leaders for the 21st Century Womensenews.org, January 4, 2014 Member Emily Nielsen named as one of Women’s eNews’ 21 Leaders for the 21st Century! Rebuilding Rwanda: Trauma and Trust The Institute for Inclusive Security, December 30, 2013 Swanee Hunt discusses a new initiative in Rwanda: “I Am Rwandan.”
Lean In Stories: Tyra Banks on Pursuing Your Passion
Chicago Tribune, December 26, 2013
Tyra Banks discusses how pursuing her passion led to her success.
Birthday Surprise: Foundation Donates $90,000 to Food Pantry
Palm Beach Daily News, December 23, 2013
“In honor of Marjorie S. Fisher’s 90th birthday, the Palm Beach County Food Pantry received a $90,000 grant from the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.”
Ms.Magazine, November 20, 2013
WMM is mentioned in a write-up from Ms.Magazine entitled “Sustaining the Feminist Movement: Generations of women donors are building lasting change.” The Cheryl Saban Self Worth Foundation to Chair 18th Annual Girls Inc. Luncheon Fort Mills Time, November 19, 2013 Cheryl Saban honors Giselle Fernandez, Bonnie Hammer, Mindy Kaling and Anne Sweeny for extraordinary success and empowering the advancement of young girls. Don’t Just Aggregate Funds, Unleash Them! SSIR, November 19, 2013 Emily Nielsen Jones and Helen LaKelly Hunt discuss Women Moving Millions and funding for girls! Bringing Hope to Liberia Forbes, November 17, 2013 Francine LeFrak visits Liberia with Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. Women Can Exit Poverty Through Business Forbes, November 17, 2013 Francine LeFrak’s work with SameSky and her opinion on philanthropy is featured in the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. Cynda Collins Arsenault to be Awarded! ILIFF, School of Theology, November 12,2013 ILIFF recognizes WMM Member, Cynda Collins Arsenault, as an 2013 Hero Honoree. LeFrak’s Smooth Way for Brooklyn Skaters The Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2013 The LeFrak family joins together to make a $10 million gift to the rebuilt Prospect Park skating rink scheduled to open in a few weeks. The Thrill of Swanee Hunt DuJour, November 8, 2013 Insight on how Ambassador Swanee Hunt became the advocate she is today. WMM Mention in New York Times New York Times, November 8, 2013
WMM was recognized as a prominent women’s giving circle in an article about the increased impact of “strategic generosity.” Sheila Johnson Endows Scholarship The Harvard Crimson, November 1, 2013 A $5 million gift from media and entertainment titan Sheila C. Johnson will endow a new fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School to fund the expenses of emerging student leaders dedicated to improving the lives of the underserved in the United States. Lucy Billingsley is Awarded! D Real Estate Daily, October 29, 2013 Lucy Billingsley is awarded the 2013 H. Neil Mallon Award for her contributions to bettering Dallas’ international reputation. Ann Kaplan’s Approach to Wealth-Building Investments Bloomberg Business Week, October 17, 2013 Ann Kaplan explains in an interview the success to making well planned investments. Four-day Film Festival in Middleburg LeesburgPATCH, October 17, 2013 Sheila Johnson brings film festival to Middleburg. Abigail Disney joins Publix protests News-Press, October 5, 2013 Abigail joined the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to protest Publix the unfair work wages and hours. The Canadian National Anthem Needs to be Gender Neutral National Post, October 1, 2013 Nancy Ruth: Shows support for the lyric change in Canada’s national anthem to make it more gender neutral. Abby Disney and Loreen Arbus to be Honored Market Watch, September 26, 2013 WMM Members to be honored at Womensphere Global Awards on October 2nd in New York City for their philanthropic work (including WMM!). Sustainable Solutions are Key to Making Health Care More Accessible Huffington Post Impact, August 26, 2013 “Philanthropy alone cannot possibly solve the problems facing the world’s poor… I realized that the greatest philanthropic gifts support local empowerment – partnering with local communities and enabling them to become part of their own solution.” – WMM Member, Elizabeth Sheehan, shares what it takes to create and maintain proper health care around the world.
Want Greatness? Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier
Huffington Post Healthy Living, May 2, 2013
Learn more about WMM and staff member Dawn Nadeau.
Kelowna native pushes philanthropy movement for women
CBC Radio, March 19, 2013
Listen to Jacki Zehner, WMM CEO, on philanthropy and Women Moving Millions.
Rolling Out the Red Carpet for the Social Impact Oscars
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, February 21, 2013
The work of Women Moving Millions is highlighted on issues related to women and girls on the Center for High Impact Philanthropy Blog for their first ever Social Impact Oscars!
Upending the Power Structure of Giving
Stanford Social Innovation Review, December 21, 2012
Women Moving Millions is cited as an example of the importance of diverse donors in the philanthropic world.
Women Moving Millions
Readyluck, October 23, 2012
Photos from Women Moving Millions’ Evening of Spark on September 20, 2012.
WMM Member OpEdsIn Rwanda, Women Paved the Way to Reconciliation BostonGlobe.com, April 5, 2014 In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Rwanda genocide, Swanee Hunt focuses on the lesser-known stories of extraordinary women who took the lead in rescuing Rwandan society over the last two decades. Women in Post-genocide Rwanda Have Helped Heal Their Country NationalGeographic.com, April 4, 2014 Swanee Hunt spotlights how the women of Rwanda have played a central role in all aspects of the country’s rebuilding. Women Peacemakers Are Charting a New Process TheDailyBeast.com, April 3, 2014 Swanee Hunt highlights how Rwandan women are proving deft negotiators in creating peace in their country. The Rise of Rwanda’s Women ForeignAffairs.com, March 30, 2014 Swanee Hunt highlights the ascent of women in Rwanda 20 years after the genocide. My Rwanda Samesky.com, March 4, 2014 Francine LeFrak reflects on her trip to Rwanda. Six Strategies for Women Candidates HuffPost, December 9, 2013 Barbara Lee looks at TV negative campaign ads, and gives advice on dealing with this for women candidates. An Unconventional Holiday List HuffPost Blog, December 9, 2013 Margot Franssen discusses thoughtful charitable giving during the holidays. UN Public Delegate – Public Honor for a Private Citizen HuffPost Blog, December 6, 2013 Member Cheryl Saban reflects on her time spent as an UN delegate. Ode to Pat Mitchell Politico, December 3, 2013 WMM CEO Jacki Zehner makes tribute to trailblazing advocate, Pat Mitchell. Reasons to be Grateful in 2013: Women in Politics Edition HuffPost Blog, November 27, 2013 Member Barbara Lee looks at the progress for women in politics throughout 2013. What Will It Take to Make A Woman President LinkedIn Influencers, November 21, 2013 Jacki Zehner talks about Schnall’s book “What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?” Stop Thinking About the Overhead HuffPost Impact, November 11, 2013 Margot Franssen discusses the way to STOP think about giving, and they way we should START thinking about giving. 20 Percent Women. 100 Percent Effective Global Post, October 18, 2013 Swanee Hunt delves into explaining how women were key players in ending the government shutdown and how more women in government could have prevented it altogether. Creating the Demand for a Soulful Economy Huff Post, Social Entrepreneurship, September 26, 2013 WMM Member Francine LeFrak’s recent blog post about Social Impact week (including CGI and UN session), SameSky project and social businesses’ responsibility to provide the public with this education of ethical shopping and to make it trendy. The Time Is Now to Inquire About Missing and Murdered Women Huffington Post, The Blog, July 30, 2013 WMM member Margot Franssen discusses missing and murdered women in Canada
The Case for Redefining Success
Huffington Post, The Blog, June 19, 2013
WMM Member Francine LeFrak discusses the redefining of success.
Pulling Rank: Women Lead the Charge Against Military Sexual Assault
Huffington Post, The Blog, May 23, 2013
WMM Member Barbara Lee discusses sexual assault in the military.
We Need to Reframe Success — Here’s How
Huffington Post, The Third Metric, May 17, 2013
WMM Co-chair Margot Franssen discusses social responsibility.
Mothers, Daughters, mothering Mothers, Fathers
Huffington Post Women, May 12, 2013
WMM Member Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., reflects on Mother’s Day.
Yemenis Have Moms Too
Huffington Post Politics, May 10, 2013
WMM Member Jodie Evan discusses Guantanamo Bay.
Bush’s Legacy Ought to Be on Trial but Instead It’s Put on Display
Huffington Post Politics, April 23, 2013
WMM Member Jodie Evan discusses the presidency of George W. Bush.
Ten Years After the Iraq Invasion: We Can’t Afford the Same Mistake Again
Huffington Post Politics, March 20, 2013
WMM Member Jodie Evans discusses the Iraq invasion.
CSW57 — Signed, Adopted, and Delivered
Huffington Post World, March 18, 2013
WMM Member, Cheryl Saban Ph.D., discusses the UN’s 57th Commission on the Status of Women.
Leveraging Momentum in the Movement to End Violence Against Girls and Women
Philanthropy News Digest, March 18, 2013
WMM Member and President and Co-chair of the NoVo Foundation Jennifer Buffett discusses the movement to end violence against girls and women.
Stop the Violence — Girls Have Had It Up to Here
Huffington Post Politics, March 7, 2013
WMM Member, Cheryl Saban Ph.D., shares her experience at the The Girls Tribunal on Violence: Bearing Witness to Girls’ Activism event.
Marshall and Clinton: A Shared Legacy
Huffington Post Politics, January 30, 2013
WMM co-founder, Swanee Hunt, writes about Hillary Clinton’s legacy and what it means for the future.
Francine LeFrak: Inspiration Where you Least Expect It
Huffington Post Impact, January 15, 2013
WMM Member, Francine LeFrak, reflects on Jean Harris’ impact on the rights of female inmates.
For the sake of democracy, elect women
The Boston Globe, January 2, 2013
WMM Co-founder, Swanee Hunt, suggests that more women should be elected to political positions.
Change is too slow. Bring on quotas for women on boards
The Age, National Times, November 29, 2012
An opinion piece by WMM Member Carol Schwartz.
War Redefined: Women, War, and Peace
Huffington Post, The Blog, July 8, 2011
WMM Member Abigail Disney on the role of women in peace and conflict.
WMM Members in the NewsScholarships for film and digital production Heraldonline.com, The Television Academy Foundation, October 24, 2013 Open enrollment for the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Award is happening now. Interview with Filmmaker Abigail Disney Diplomatic Courier, Elizabeth Woodward, October 22, 2013 Abigail Disney talks with iLive2Lead alumni about women’s roles in films Women Leaders Gather to Encourage More Girls in Politics Patriot Ledger, October 9, 2013 Female activists and politicians, including WMM member Swanee Hunt, gathered to stress the importance of women’s roles in government and the need for those in office to act as mentors to young candidates. Jodie Evans to Use Pink Power to Stop the War neon tommy, Annenberg Digital News, October 8, 2013 Jodie Evans protested against the war 10 years ago and won’t be deterred from doing it again. Ellen Block Donates Major Gift to Jewish Women’s Foundation JUF News, October 1, 2013 The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to announce that Ellen H. Block, one of its founding Trustees and now its first “Women Moving Millions” member, has established the Ellie Fund at the Jewish Women’s Foundation. Barbara Hyde was Nominated The Daily News, September 24, 2013 Barbara Hyde has been nominated, along with with eight others, on September 23 to serve on the board of a pre-kindergarten trust fund in Memphis. Ambassador Swanee Hunt will speak to Commemorate 175 years of Women in Politics NPR Newswire, September 26, 2013 Taking place at the Simmons College”How Women Become Political” forum on October 7th, in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the first American woman to address a legislative body. Chicken & Egg incubates women filmmakers Mother Jones, Culture, September/October 2013 WMM Member Barbara Dobkin supported Chicken and Egg’s recent event We Remember Startribune – Obituaries, September 5, 2013 Mary Lee Dayton recently passed away at the age of 88, leaving a long legacy of empowerment The Embrey Family Foundation grants $680,890 to the Center for Gender Women’s Studies at the University of Texas. The University of Texas – at Austin, September 4, 2013 GirlSpring: Empower a Girl and Change the World The Walton Sun, August 29, 2013 WMM Jane Comer is starting a GirlSpring chapter in South Carolina.
World Affairs Council honors Lucy Billingsley
Culture Map Dallas, July 25, 2013
WMM member Lucy Billingsley is honored for her global influence by the World Affairs Council
Big Shots: Dr. Cheryl Saban
Los Angeles Magazine, July 22, 2013
WMM member Dr. Cheryl Saban’s “Big Shots” interview on being a representative to the UN and building a better Los Angeles
How Philanthropy Can Help Businesses Be a Force for Good
GiveSmart, July 16, 2013
WMM Member Josh Mailman on philanthropy and how businesses can change the world for the better.
McCain Foundation Helps Fund Early Years Centres
The News Nova Scotia, July 10, 2013
WMM Member Margaret McCain makes a substantial commitment to families of young children in Nova Scotia.
BBC Radio, July 3, 2013
WMM Member Sigrid Rausing Sigrid Rausing on publishing, philanthropy, and the challenges facing intersex people.
Women Beyond War – Jodie Evans
YouTube, June 3, 2013
WMM Member Jodie Evans shares the CodePink mission.
Getting it right from the start – Big Thinker Margaret McCain speaks at Congress 2013
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, June 2, 2013
WMM Member Margaret McCain speaks at Congress 2013 on the importance of Early Childhood Education (ECE) and childhood development.
Klarman Hall project begins; scheduled to open in 2015
Cornell Chronicle, May 23, 2013
WMM Member Beth Klarman attends Klarman Hall groundbreaking ceremony for new humanities building after lead donor gift from The Klarman Family Foundation.
Agnes Gund’s Studio Inspires Future Rembrandts, Koons
Bloomberg, May 22, 2013
WMM Member Agnes Gund talks art, philanthropy, and Studio in a School.
A Day in the Life of Sheila Johnson
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2013
WMM Member Sheila Johnson is profiled as a TV pioneer.
2013 Ivy Day 25th Reunion Speaker
Smith College, May 18, 2013
WMM Member Mona Sinha delivered the 25th Reunion Address at Smith College’s Ivy Day celebration.
GenerationOn Honored Bank of America, Chelsea Clinton, and Julie Fisher Cummings at Annual Benefit for Outstanding Leadership in Youth Service
Market Watch, May 16, 2013
WMM Member Julie Fisher Cummings is honored by GenerationOn.
National Jewish Health Renames K-8 School for Chronically Ill Children in Honor of Morgridge Family
Market Watch, May 14, 2013
WMM Member Carrie Morgridge, with her husband John, have a school renamed in their honor.
Abigail Disney and Leymah Gbowee at the 2013 Celebrating Women Breakfast
YouTube, May 13, 2013
WMM Member Abigail Disney speaks at the 2013 Celebrating Women Breakfast.
Peace Site Award 2013 – CODEPINK: “No More Drones” with Jodie Evans
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, May 12, 2013
WMM Member Jodie Evans and her CODEPINK win the 2013 Peace Site Award for the Anti-Drone Campaign.
Urban Decay, May 8, 2013
WMM Member Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., was honored at the 8th Annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, hosted by The Feminist Majority Foundation.
Meet Startle’s Tastemakers
Tastemakers, April 2013
WMM Member Sheila Johnson named one of Tastemakers 40 to Watch in 2013.
Global Heroes Honored in L.A.
Feminist Majority Blog, April 22, 2013
WMM Member Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., receives an 8th Annual Global Women’s Rights Award from the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Episode 7: Francine LeFrak
Archetypes with Lee Woodruff, April 9, 2013
Hear about WMM Member Francine LeFrak’s venture Same Sky, a fair trade initiative that offers employment to women living with HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.
‘Making Marriage Simple:’ The New Book That Could Change Your Marriage
Huffington Post 50, March 21, 2013
Read about WMM Founding Chair Helen LaKelly Hunt’s new book that she co-authored with her husband, Harville Hendrix.
KSU Journalism Center Gets $100K Gift
Kennesaw Patch, March 21, 2013
WMM Member Ruth Ann Harnisch is praised for her support of the Center for Sustainable Journalism.
Two Prominent Philanthropic Families Unite Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Campus
Market Watch, March 20, 2013
WMM Member Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., is honored by the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for her generous donation.
Salamander CEO Sheila Johnson talks golf with NBC’s Dan Hicks
Innisbrook Resort, March 17, 2013
WMM Member Sheila Johnson discusses her entrance into the world of golf and the sport itself.
Schwartz: more female voices needed in business news
mUmBRELLA, March 8, 2013
WMM Member Carol Schwartz discusses gender imbalance in the reporting of business news.
Canadian Body Shop Founder Margot Franssen puts financial force behind Canadian Women’s Foundation
Vancouver Observer, March 8, 2013
Learn about WMM Member Margot Franssen’s support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Abigail Disney’s “Small World” Start Leads to Documentaries With Global Impact
Womenectics, March 5, 2013
Learn about the work of WMM Member Abigail Disney in documentary filmmaking.
Makers Profile, 2013
WMM Member Bonnie Schaefer on what was expected of women growing up and the strength Gloria Steinem’s influence gave her.
Interview with Swanee Hunt
U.S. Embassy, Vienna, Austria, February 27, 2013
Hear WMM Co-founder Swanee Hunt, former U.S. Ambassador to Austria, discuss diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Austria.
Sheila Johnson Poised for Key Role
ESPN Golf, February 26, 2013
WMM Member Sheila Johnson is the first African-American woman elected to the United States Golf Association’s executive committee.
Welcome New MAKERS Erin Brockovich, Genevieve S. Brown, Amy Goodman and Bonnie Schaefer!
MAKERS, February 15, 2013
WMM Member Bonnie Schaefer joins the amazing community of MAKERS women.
Margaret McCain donates $2.25 million to MSVU
The Chronicle Herald, February 9, 2013
WMM Member Margaret McCain donates money to Mount Saint Vincent University for a new student facility that honors women.
The Phillipian Online, February 8, 2013
WMM Member Abigail Disey spoke at Andover about her award-winning documentary,“Pray the Devil Back to Hell.”
The Power of Women in Philanthropy
The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy 2013, February 8, 2013
WMM Member Gael Sylvia Pullen is a featured speaker in this Philanthropic Leadership Forum Breakout Session on Philanthropic Imagination.
How Rockwell heir Cathy Raphael launched her own philanthropic efforts
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 3, 2013
Learn about WMM Member Cathy Raphael’s commitment to philanthropy.
Meera Gandhi: The Fountainhead
Wonder Woman, February 2013
Read about WMM Member Meera Gandhi’s commitment to philanthropy.
Wonder Woman at Sundance
The New York Times, January 22, 2013
Jacki Zehner, CEO of WMM, held a Wonder Woman themed brunch at her house during the Sundance Film Festival. They attendees discussed a new study out regarding women in the film industry.
Remarkable Woman: Connie Duckworth
Chicago Tribune, January 13, 2013
Read about WMM Member Connie Duckworth’s company Arzu Rugs which empowers Afghan women.
Advocate’s Choice: Francine LeFrak
Archetype, January 7, 2013
WMM Member Francine LeFrak is chosen as an inspirational philanthropist.
Reflections from Delegates: Trea Yip
Nobel Women’s Initiative, January 2013
WMM Member Trea Yip discusses her trip to Liberia.
Bolder Giving Story – Cathy Raphael
Bolder Giving, January 2013
WMM Member Cathy Raphael’s Bold Giver Story.
Women’s eNews Announces 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2013
Women’s eNews, January 1, 2013
WMM Members Barbara Bridges & Margot Franssen listed as two of the 21 Leaders for 2013.
Women take the lead in philanthropic initiatives
Park Record, December 14, 2013
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner and Susan Swartz cohosted a luncheon with The Global Fund for Women CEO Musimbi Kanyoro as the keynote speaker.
Top Ten Takeaways on Innovation From TEDx Women
Huffington Post Women, December 11, 2012
CEO Jacki Zehner’s talk at TedX Women 2012 quoted – “We’re in this together”.
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers receives Cranmer Award for land preservation work
Denver Post, December 9, 2012
WMM Member Sue Anschutz-Rodgers is honored with the 2012 George E. Cranmer Aware for her land preservation work in Colorado.
Loreen Arbus at TEDxWomen 2012
TEDxWomen, December 5, 2012
WMM Member Loreen Arbus talks about overcoming childhood struggles and disruptions in her life to find creative expression and success in the worlds of media and Tango dance.
Jacki Zehner at TEDxWomen 2012
TEDxWomen, December 4, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner talks about the issues that have hindered women’s advancement in the financial industry and the solutions she has discovered to fix this inequality.
Give and Let Give
Bethesda Magazine, December 2012
WMM Member Patrice Brickman and her husband Scott were named 2012 Philanthropists of the Year.
Philanthropist brings message of encouragement, impact to Vero Beach women
Treasure Coast Newspapers, November 13, 2012
An article about Board Member Margot Franssen, guest speaker for the fifth annual Indian River Impact 100 membership breakfast.
Women Urged to Join Public Sector Boards
The Australian, November 7, 2012
WMM Member Carol Schwartz among business leaders who will be part of a program announced by Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong to get more women on government sector boards.
Englewood Chamber Luncheon Honors Eight Who Make Difference
Englewood News, October 31, 2012
Carrie and John Morgridge among honorees at Englewood Chamber of Commerce Service Club Luncheon.
Inequities: Jodie Evans and Suzanne Lacy
Creative Time Summit, October 12, 2012
WMM Member Jodie Evans speaks about sexual violence.
Women Establish Themselves as Players in the Philanthropy Field
Deseret News, September 29, 2012
An article quoting WMM CEO Jacki Zehner that mentions the work Women Moving Millions does for women and girls and also looks at research that shows women give (philanthropically) differently than men.
Chair Chosen for New ‘Arts’ Agency
Pro Bono Australia News, October 24, 2012
WMM Member Carol Schwartz has been chosen as Chair of the new agency replacing the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and Artsupport Australia.
Million Dollar Call to Action!
Good Business NY, October 19, 2012
Jacki Zehner and Women Moving Millions step into the public stage to highlight the importance of bold investments in women and girls.
Women Moving Millions vimeo post, “Global Girl Media for Women Moving Millions”
Global Girl Media, October 11, 2012
WMM and Global Girl Media ask, “If you had one million dollars to change the world… What would you do with it?”
Philanthropy in the City: Women Moving Millions Revolutionizes Fundraising
The Daily Beast, October 11, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner and WMM Co-chair Margot Franssen discuss their commitment to WMM and breakthrough philanthropy.
International Day of the Girl
Jacki Zehner, October 11, 2012
Jacki Zehner endorses WMM’s first press release and video collaboration with Global Girl Media.
Day of the Girl
WMM Op-ed by Jacki Zehner & Margot Franssen, October 11, 2012
Jacki Zehner and Margot Franssen urge the public to make women and girls a number one priority.
The Canadians Behind Women Moving Millions
The Star, October 3, 2012
WMM’s Canadian members are highlighted in this article.
Women Moving Millions Summit 2012
Jacki Zehner, October 1, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner recaps WMM’s first summit.
Jacki Zehner: Game Changer in Focused Philanthropy
The Perfect Fit, September 7, 2012
This article explains how Jacki Zehner grew into her role as CEO at WMM.
Women Transforming Philanthropy-Trading Charity for Global Philanthropy
Womenetics, August 21, 2012
WMM Member Margot Franssen and Donna Hall discuss women working together to invest in their passions.
Top 10 Empowering Events for Women
Prosperity Candle, July 30, 2012
WMM’s Annual Summit event is mentioned in this article.
Women Exert New Influence On Philanthropy
Reuters, July 11, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner is featured in this piece about women’s influential impact on philanthropy.
Women Changing the Face of Philanthropy
Denver Post, July 22, 2012
Women are continually gaining more financial power. They are collectively using it to better the lives of other women and girls.
One Wonder Woman, Moving Millions
The Vancouver Observer, June 6, 2012
CEO Jacki Zehner and WMM are profiled by The Vancouver Observer.
Shoring up the Pipeline for Female Filmmakers at Sundance
[Pat Mitchell], The Huffington Post, January 26, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner is mentioned for her participation in empowering women in film.
Sundance Institute and Women in Film Spotlight Challenges Facing Women Filmmakers
We Are Movie Geeks, January 23, 2012
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner is acknowledged for co-hosting an event to promote women in film.
Social Investing by Women
Boulder Daily Camera, January 15, 2012
WMM C0-founders Helen LaKelly Hunt and Swanee Hunt are mentioned for founding WMM.
The Power of Small
[Ruthie Ackerman], The Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2011
The small foundations of WMM Member Kayrita Anderson, WMM CEO Jacki Zehner, and WMM Member Martha Richards make large impacts.
Ruth Ann Harnisch Honored by Women Moving Millions
Sustainable Journalism, July 5, 2011
Ruth Ann Harnisch is honored as WMM member of the month.
Women Moving Millions: How Female Philanthropists are Changing the World
[Helen LaKelly Hunt], The Solutions Journal, February 2011
Helen LaKelly Hunt traces the history of female philanthropists and the birth of WMM.
Interviews: Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt and Christine Grumm
Australian Philanthropy, Issue 75, November 2010
Helen LaKelly Hunt and Christine Grumm are interviewed about philanthropy aimed to elevate women and girls.
Change for the Better
WellBeing (Australia), May 2010
Philanthropist Jill Reichstein is involved with Women Mobilising Millions, an organization modeled after WMM.
Women Helping Women
Notebook Magazine (Australia), May 2010
Helen LaKelly Hunt and Christine Grumm speak about contributing to women’s funds.
Rare Charity Empowers the World’s Women
ABC News video (1:49), March 26, 2010
ABC investigates WMM’s impacts. Helen LaKelly Hunt, Margot Franssen, and Lauren Embrey are interviewed.
Yes, the Women Moved Millions!
The Production Collective, March 17, 2010
The Production Collective recaps WMM’s celebration of raising $176 million for women’s funds around the world.
The Weekend Australian, February 16, 2010
Helen LaKelly Hunt is photographed at the launch of Women Mobilising Millions in February, 2010.
Women Mobilising Millions
ABC Radio National (Australian radio interview with Helen LaKelly Hunt), February 16, 2010
WMM is noted as being an inspiration to the Australian group, “Women Mobilising Millions.”
Women Really Do Control the Purse Strings
The Age (Australia), February 16, 2010
Helen LaKelly Hunt traveled to Australia to rally support Women Mobilising Millions.
Gender Spotlight Turned on Philanthropy
Australian Financial Review, February 9, 2010
Women Moving Millions and Women Mobilising Millions use a gender lens for funding allocations.
Will You Be My Valentine?
[Cheryl Saban], The Huffington Post, February 9, 2010
WMM member, Cheryl Saban, encourages readers to donate to women’s funds on Valentine’s Day.
The Moment is Now: Women Funding Women
[Ruthie Ackerman], Financial Planning, February 5, 2010
Women are gaining more financial power and are using it to fund their own voices. WMM Members, Helen LaKelly Hunt and Lauren Embrey, discuss this empowering trend.
A Moment with Eve Mahlab
Melbourne Weekly (Australia), February 2010
Eve Mahlab expains why Australia is ready to join WMM in groundbreaking philanthropy for women and girls.
The Untold Tales of the ‘F’ Fraternity
Brisbane Times (Australia), January 31, 2010
This article discusses Women Mobilising Millions, which was modeled after WMM.
Philanthropists Urged to Focus More on Women
The Age (Australia), January 25, 2010
WMM and Helen LaKelly Hunt are mentioned as sources of inspiration for the Women Mobilising Millions movement.
21 Leaders for the 21st Century: Cecilia Boone, Pioneer for Social Justice
Womens eNews, January 3, 2010
Cecilia Boone, WMM member, is mentioned for her work in social justice.
Making a Difference: Acts of Courage and Compassion — Inspiring Stories of 2009
ABC News, December 28, 2009 Watch the ABC News Video Below (“Millions of Reasons” segment)
Helen LaKelly Hunt, WMM member, is profiled. She says, “it’s time high net-worth women to stand by their sisters.”
The 25 Best Givers
Barron’s, November 30, 2009
Helen LaKelly Hunt and Swanee Hunt are honored as being the number nine “Best Givers” by Barron’s.
When Women Flex Their Philanthropic Power
Interview with Helen LaKelly Hunt and the International Museum of Women, October 21, 2009
Helen LaKelly Hunt is interviewed about women’s funds and feminist philanthropists.
Amid Recession, Nonprofits Feel The Pain
NPR, All Things Considered, September 28, 2009
Female philanthropists discuss the affect the economy will have on donations to non-profits.
Women Moving Millions: The Girls Give Back Big Time
The Huffington Post, September 27, 2009
Kari Henley explains the WMM movement.
Lynn Sherr Interviews Kavita Ramdas of Global Fund for Women
Bill Moyers Journal on PBS, September 25, 2009
Kavita Ramdas, WMM member, is interviewed about human rights initiatives around the world.
The Power of the Purse
The New York Times, August 18, 2009
WMM members Helen LaKelly Hunt, Swanee Hunt, Kayrita Anderson, Jacki Zehner, Abigail Disney, and Jennifer Buffett are highlighted for their philanthropic dedication.
Women In Philanthropy
Forbes, August 18, 2009
WMM is noted as being one of the key players in women’s philanthropy.
What’s Behind the Rise of Women’s Philanthropy?
[Deborah Richardson], Women’s Media Center Commentary, July 14, 2009
Study: Grants for Women and Girls Grow Faster Than Other Foundation Giving
Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 23, 2009
Giving by grant makers who focus on helping women and girls has grown rapidly in the past few years.
Report: Women’s Philanthropy Outpaces the Pack
Women’s eNews, June 23, 2009
Charitable giving by funds to women and girls have increased greatly from 2004 to 2006.
The Future of Philanthropy
[Courtney Martin], The American Prospect, June 8, 2009
WMM is celebrated as progressive initiative in philanthropy.
A Plea to the $100-Million Mystery Donor
Chronicle of Philanthropy Opinion, June 4, 2009
Women for Women: Three Women Worth Celebrating
Town & Country, June 2009
Kayrita Anderson, WMM member, is spotlighted for her efforts in ending teen prostitution in Georgia.
Women Take Philanthropic Reins
The Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2009
WMM members, Jennifer Buffet and Abigail Disney, announce their $1 million donations and join the WMM community.
An Historic Day for Women, and Well Worth a Ditty
[Leah Hunt-Hendrix], The Huffington Post, May 19, 2009
Leah Hunt-Hendrix, daughter of Helen LaKelly Hunt and neice of Swanee Hunt, recounts the birth of WMM and the celebration of the last day of WMM’s initial campaign.
As Charitable Giving Dwindles, Women’s Philanthropy is on the Rise
World Affairs Council Blog, May 18, 2009
WMM member, Jennifer Buffet, is quoted in this blog. The post commends funding women and girls.
Can Women Save Philanthropy?
[Lynn Sherr], The Daily Beast, May 17, 2009
Members Helen LaKelly Hunt, Swanee Hunt, Loreen Arbus, Kayrita Anderson, Abigail Disney, Tracy Gary, Barbara Dobkin, Margot Franssen, and Jennifer Buffet are the focal points of this article that discusses females saving philanthropy.
Affluent Women Give $176M Stimulus
CNBCvideo.com, May 15, 2009
Swanee Hunt is interviewed about WMM.
Women Are Storming Charities
The Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2009
Women are gaining financial power and are using these funds to contribute to charity. WMM members, Jennifer Buffet, Abigail Disney, Swanee Hunt, and Helen LaKelly Hunt are honored for their gifts.
Campaign to Spur Giving by Wealthy Women Surpasses Target
Chronicle of Philanthropy News Update, May 15, 2009
WMM is acknowledged for raising $177 million and surpassing its original goal by more than $25 million.
Local Women Propel Funding Campaign to Historic Highs
Seattle Times Article, May 13, 2009
WMM members, Nancy Nordhoff, Donna Bellew, and Rebecca Norlander are identified for their philanthropic dedication.
Three Women Donate $1M Each to Seattle Foundation
Puget Sound Business Journal, May 13, 2009
WMM members, Nancy Nordhoff, Donna Bellew, and Rebecca Norlander, are recongized for donating $1 million.
Women Rally Resources To Solve World’s Problems
[Michel Martin, Tell Me More], National Public Radio Interview with Helen LaKelly Hunt and Gloria Steinem, May 12, 2009
Helen LaKelly Hunt and Gloria Steinem discuss women’s funds and the Women Moving Millions effort.
10 Ways to Give to Women and Girls
World Pulse, February 20, 2009
This article suggests different ways to give to women and girls. WMM is credited for its inspirational movement.
Oddly, Women are Moving Millions as Others Scale Back Giving
Washington Area Women’s Foundation, January 5, 2009
WMM is acknowledged for giving millions while others scale back donation amounts.
21 Leaders for the 21st Century: 2009
Women’s eNews Feature, December 28, 2008
Jacki Zehner, WMM CEO, is acknowledged as one of Women’s eNews 21 leaders for the 21st century for supporting workplace equality.
Holiday Cheer: The Story of Women Moving Millions
Philantopic Blog, December 27, 2008
WMM is profiled by the Foundation Center.
A Candle Cursing the Darkness
[Helen LaKelly Hunt], Women’s Media Center, December 23, 2008
Helen LaKelly Hunt explains how she and other female philanthropists are creating a new movement to use their funds to make a difference.
The Giving Gene
The Wall Street Journal Article, December 3, 2008
Jennifer Buffett, WMM member, is president of the NoVo foundation. She comments on female philanthropy.
As Women’s Incomes Rise, So Do Their Donations
New York Times, November 10, 2008
WMM members, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Swanee Hunt, and Abigail Disney are mentioned for their success and generous donations.
USA: Women Moving Millions
Women’s Feature Service Article, September 16, 2008
Swanee Hunt and Helen LaKelly Hunt, co-founders of WMM, are mentioned for founding WMM and giving to women’s funds.
How Donating Money Can Make You Feel Richer
U.S. News and World Report, June 17, 2008
Lisa Philp, head of philanthropic services at JPMorgan Private Bank, discusses the rise of her female clients. She talks about the popularity of women funding women and includes WMM as one of these influential organizations.
The Year of Giving Generously
Financial Times Article, June 14, 2008
A Woman’s Guide to Giving
Town & Country Article, June 2008
WMM member, Barbara Dobkin, is featured in this article which provides females with advice on donating gifts.
Fundraising Drive Raises Almost $100 Million
The Washington Post, May 1, 2008
Laurie Emrich and Julie Jensen, WMM members, are noted for their contributions towards women’s funds in the Washington area.
New York Contribute Article, January/February 2008
This article explains how women are changing philanthropy. The WMM movement is highlighted, along with members Abigail Disney, Swanee Hunt, and Helen LaKelly Hunt.
A Charity Challenge: Fund Women First
More Magazine Article, December 2007
Helen LaKelly Hunt talks about her hope that WMM is a network of women willing to fund women’s issues first.
The Million Dollar Sisters on a Mission
Financial Times Article, November 13, 2007
Making Change Happen and Helping Women Move Millions
[Helen LaKelly Hunt], The Huffington Post, November 13, 2007
No Strings Attached
Chronicle of Philanthropy Article, October 1, 2007
This article seeks out donors who provide non-profits with unrestricted gifts. WMM member, Abigail Disney, is mentioned for her generous, unrestricted donations.
The Joy of Giving Til It Hurts
Financial Times Article, August 31, 2007
Abigail Disney, member of WMM, speaks about her history with philanthropic work, and her desire to give until it hurts.
A New Era in Sisterly Giving
Financial Times Article , August 24, 2007
WMM Members, Abigail Disney, Helen LaKelly Hunt, and Swanee Hunt, are mentioned for their bold, revolutionary giving in this article.
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High Stakes Donor Collaborations
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2013
This article discusses collaborations among donors and foundations.
The Business of Women
Huffington Post, October 12, 2012
This article celebrates the progression of women.