New Network of Leaders to Engage Women & Girls
PRNewswire.com – Feburary 4, 2015
Women Moving Millions partners with It’s Time 2015 Partnership Summit.
The Powerful Philanthropic Intention Behind “Women Moving Millions”
Gayle Nelson, Nonprofit Quarterly – October 17, 2014
6 Hashtags We Can Use to Advance Gender Equality
Claudia Chan, Mashable – October 1, 2014
Money talks: why women need to invest cash, not just time, in other women
Jacki Zehner, The Guardian – September 24, 2014
Jimmy Carter is ALL IN FOR HER
Jacki Zehner, LinkedIn – September 19, 2014
A Gender Lens For Giving: Women In Philanthropy Urged To Invest More In Women And Girls
Tom Watson, Forbes – September 18, 2014
PRESS RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2014
New Data Shows North American Women Have Capacity to Give an Estimated $230 Billion Annually, Approximately Equal to All Charitable Giving from Individuals in the United States in 2013
Women Moving Millions Launches New Report: ALL IN FOR HER Urging Women Donors to Invest in Women and Girls as Proven Solutions
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 (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 News
Leaders at Governors Economic Summit encourage others to ascend to the summit
Herald Media — April 18, 2015
Women and Philanthropy
Memphis Daily News – March 3, 2015
The Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market
Sylvia Ann Hewlett & Andrea Turner Moffit, Harvard Business Review – December 8, 2014
WMM Mentioned in Tom Watson’s Latest Forbes Post
November 26, 2014
The Sector Episode 26: Women Moving Millions
November 03, 2014
All In For Her: A Call to Action with Jacki Zehner
October 28, 2014
Transformative Wealth From Women, For Women
Stanford Social Innovation Review – October 9, 2014
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.” 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.”
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 OpEds
Rwanda Entrepreneurial Model Gives Hope to New Jersey Women Ex-Offenders
Huffingtonpost.com, April 03, 2015
Same Sky, in Partnership with Most Excellent Way, is giving women ex-offenders a real, credible alternative to being trapped in the loop between jail and the streets.
Women’s Health is Everyone’s Health
Beijing20.unwomen.org/, April 01, 2015
Melinda Gates is co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Along with Bill Gates, she shapes and approves the Foundation’s strategies, reviews results, and sets the overall direction of the organization.
Melinda Gates’ advice to girls: ‘Use your voice and you can affect change’
CNN.com, March 24, 2015
“By studying the areas where women and girls have made the most progress in the past 20 years, we can learn to replicate those successes in other areas. And because the report identifies where the biggest gaps are, we have what amounts to a blueprint for action.”
Melinda Gates: Why hiring women is good for business
Fortune.com, March 09, 2015
When you invest in women, you invest in the people who invest in everybody else.
Men, This Is How to Become True Advocates for Women
LinkedIn.com, Feburary 27, 2015
Jacki Zehner gives men some tips on how to become true advocates for women.
Taking Stock: Answering the Proust Questionnaire
HuffingtonPost.com, February 20, 2015
Barbara Lee answers the Proust Questionnaire.
Bringing Diversity Accountability to Hollywood
LinkedIn.com, February 2, 2015
Jacki Zehner writes about bringing diversity accountability to Hollywood.
Here We Go.. Sundance 2015!
JackiZehner.org, January 22, 2015
Jacki Zehner put together a list of films to see a the Sundance Film Festival.
In Spite of Oscar Subs, Some Women Make Big Bucks
WomenArts.org, January 22, 2015
Martha Richards takes a look at the ten top-grossing films of 2014 on the WomenArts website.
The Mask You Live In Premieres at Sundance
JackiZehner.com, January 20, 2015
Jacki Zehner gives her perspective on the movie titled “The Mask You Live In.
Dear John: Please leave our women, girls alone
News-Press.com, January 9, 2015
Brenda Tate gives an overview on The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida and its journey to stopping human trafficking.
Big Idea 2015: Calling an End to Being the Smartest Guy in the Room
LinkedIn.com, December 18, 2014
Jacki Zehner writes about how the words “Collaborative” and “Intelligence” may take on a powerful new meaning in 2015.
“The Bright Side of Black Friday”
Huffingtonpost.com, November 25, 2014
Francine LeFrak encourages readers to be conscientious consumers in hopes of creating a Soulful Economy.
Olenka Frienkel and the BBC’s Discrimination Against Older Women
Mcolaw.com, November 25, 2014
Ann Olivarius writes about an expanding group of female journalists who have criticized the BBC, and television broadcasting more generally, for its explicit and implicit discrimination against older women.
Election 2014: Seven Wins for Women by Barbara Lee
Huffingtonpost.com, November 21, 2014
Barbara Lee shares her seven moments of the 2014 elections and what they mean for women.
“What If I Had Never Left Goldman Sachs?” by Jacki Zehner
LinkedIn.com, November 20, 2o14
Jacki Zehner explains how her career path might have changed if she had not left Goldman Sachs.
Canadians Should Be Bolder in Supporting Charity
TheStar.com, November 14, 2014
Marcia Cardamore writes about how Canadians can be bolder in their giving.
Philanthropy Gift Guide: Give Hope This Holiday Season
Huffingtonpost.com, November 04, 2014
Francine LeFrak writes about the how to give more than gifts this holiday season.
“Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?” by Jacki Zehner
Observer.com, November 03, 2014
Jacki Zehner writes about her experience working at Goldman Sachs and urges women to focus their philanthropy on the needs of women and girsl.
Freezing Eggs in the Silicon Valley
Mcolaw.com, October 23, 2014
Ann Olivarius writes from an employment lawyer’s view.
“Transformative Wealth for Women, from Women”
Ssireview.com, October 09, 2014
Jacki Zehner writes on how and why women should invest in women and girls.
#LikeAGirl – Brilliant Branded Content
LinkedIn.com, July 17, 2014
Jacki Zehner gives her insights on a video addressing the self-esteem crisis in young girls.
Giving USA Report – Just Out!
JackiZehner.com, June 27, 2014
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner on charitable giving in the US.
Executive Presence: Do You Need It? Do You Have It?
JackiZehner.com, June 23, 2014
WMM CEO Jacki Zehner on the factors that contribute to career success.
LinkedIn.com, April 28, 2014 Jacki Zehner shares how she turned her setbacks into success. In 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. “Frozen” Breaks Records and Cracks the Hollywood Glass Ceilling LinkedIn.com, April 1, 2014 Jacki Zehner highlights the movie “Frozen” and how it has made strides for women in Hollywood. 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. 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. Happy 80th Birthday Gloria Steinem! LinkedIn.com, March 25, 2014 Jacki Zehner writes a special birthday post for feminist Gloria Steinem on her 80th birthday. State of Philantrhopy: Women on the Cusp of Transformative Power LinkedIn.com, March 25, 2014 Jacki Zehner highlights women’s rising philanthropy power. This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn influencers analyze the state and future of their industry. Anita: A Must-See Documentary Out Today LinkedIn.com, March 21, 2014 Jacki Zehner writes about the documentary film “Anita” the story of Anita Hill on its theatrical debut . Why Do We Need International Women’s Day LinkedIn.com, March 8, 2014 Jacki Zehner writes about the importance of International Women’s Day in bringing awareness to gender equality. Melinda Gates: The Key to Empowering Women CNN.com, March 7, 2014 In light of International Women’s Day, Melinda Gates shares her knowledge on 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. A Journey To Witness How Change Happens LinkedIn.com, March 7, 2014 Jacki writes her upcoming trip to Africa to visit a non-profit organization called Tostan and gives the history behind this amazing organization. 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. My Rwanda Samesky.com, March 4, 2014 Francine LeFrak reflects on her trip to Rwanda. Best Advice: Invest in Relationships in All Directions LinkedIn.com, February 24, 2014 Jacki Zehner shares the best advice she’s ever received. AOL, Goldman Sachs & More: Let’s Give Corporate Sponsors a Break LinkedIn.com, February 14, 2014 Jacki Zehner writes about recent comments in the news about corporate sponsors being sexist. The Do-Gooder — Jacki Zehner, CEO, Women Moving Millions Womenetics.com, February 10, 2014 Jacki shares a defining moment from her career at Goldman Sachs in preparation for her Keynote speech at the 2014 POW! Awards. Sochi 2014 – Women Ski Jumpers are Ready to Fly LinkedIn, February 7, 2014 Jacki writes about the history women’s ski jumping team making its Olympic debut in Sochi. The Locust Effect LinkedIn, February 5, 2014 Jacki writes about Gary Haugen’s new book “The Locust Effect’ about ending poverty and violence. Plenty of Awards, Not Many Women Receiving Them WomensAgenda.com, February 5, 2014 Carol Shwartz investigates why so few women receive Australian honors. 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. 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. Productivity Hacks: Make To-Do Lists Work for You LinkedIn.com, January 21, 2014 Jacki Zehner gives her best tips for staying organized. The Shriver Report: A Women’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink LinkedIn.com, January 16, 2014 A blog post written by Jacki Zehner on the Shriver Report. On the Edge – A Unique Look at Leadership LinkedIn.com, January 8, 2014 Jacki Zehner writes about Alison Levine’s book ‘On the Edge- A Unique Look at Leadership 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.
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. A Steadfast Advocate for Women and Girls Politico.com, December 3, 2013 Jacki Zehner pays tribute to trailblazing advocate Pat Mitchell. Ode to Pat Mitchell Politico.com, December 3, 2013 WMM CEO Jacki Zehner makes tribute to trailblazing advocate, Pat Mitchell. Women in Boardrooms in Hurting Australia’s Leadership Herald Sun: Business, November 28, 2013 Member Carol Schwartz shares her opinion on the lack of women representation in Australia. Reasons to be Grateful in 2013: the Women in Politics Edition Huffington Post, November 27, 2013 Member Barbara Lee discusses women in politics who have inspired her and others to take action in 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. 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. 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 News
Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe Brenden
Minnesota.cbslocal.com, April 21, 2015
Arts, integrative health, education and serving women and children. Those are all passions of a local woman with a strong legacy!
S. Mona Sinha will receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor on May 9, 2015
NECO.org, April 2015
The medals are awarded annually by NECO, to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. These are individuals who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of their ancestry while exemplifying the values of the American way of life, and who are dedicated to creating a better world for us all. Past medalists include six U.S. Presidents, one foreign President, Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government along with everyday Americans who have made freedom, liberty and compassion a part of their life’s work.
Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi holds meeting with Ms Melinda Gates on nutrition issues of women and children
Orissadiary.com, April 17, 2015
New Delhi: Union Minister of Women and Child Development , Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi held a meeting with Ms Melinda Gates , co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in New Delhi today.The discussions centred arounda potential partnership to address India’s burden of maternal and childhood malnutrition, among other shared priorities.
Tribeca 2015: Sandy Hook-Inspired Doc Isn’t “Another Wrestling Match About Guns”
Hollywoodreporter.com, April 14, 2015
Abigail Disney’s ‘The Armor of Light’ tells the story of an anti-abortion activist and preacher who strikes an unlikely alliance with a pro-choice woman challenging Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in the wake of her son’s murder.
Tales about Men, Money, and Mistakes From Self-Made Women
Forbes.com, April 09, 2015
This post is part of the “Self-Made Women” series featuring women who came from a world without power or wealth, but with the support of family, teachers, and mentors, they found their way to success.
Billingsley Co.’s Lucy Billingsley Named 2015 Developer of the Year
Realestate.dmagazine.com, April 07, 2015
D CEO magazine presented awards in 15 categories at its third annual Commercial Real Estate Awards program, held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Lehigh’s Women in Business hosts inaugural conference
Thebrownandwhite.com, March 29, 2015
Maria Chrin speaks at the women in business conference on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Lehigh University center Asa Packer dining room. The event focused on the professional and personal issues facing women in business today with alumni speakers talking about their own experiences.
The Gatehouse at Grapevine offers women a place for healing
star-telegram.com, March 27, 2015
Several years ago, a group of friends began talking about giving women a hand up with life’s challenges, including Lisa Rose– founder and board president.
Unique art project highlights Houston’s human trafficking problem with grains of red sand
Houston.culturemap.com, March 19, 2015
Molly Gochman’s Red Sand Project highlights the victims of human trafficking who fall through the metaphoric cracks of society.
Women Writing Their History
Wunc.org, March 13, 2015
Women Writing their History: An event co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University Archives, and the Duke Women’s Center aims to put power in the hands of women by hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
SWAN Day celebrates women in the arts
Post-gazette.com, March 11, 2015
The seventh annual SWAN Day Pittsburgh, part of a global celebration of female artists, will include dozens of participants and come with an international stamp of approval.
John Montalbano’s surprising crusade for women
Vancouversun.com, March 11, 2015
John Montalbano, CEO of RBC Global Asset Management, is being awarded for championing the advancement of women and minorities in the financial industry.
International Peacemakers Announce Women’s Walk for Peace and Reunification of Korea
Opednews.com, March 10, 2015
During the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting, leading global women peacemakers will announce their plans for a women’s peace walk calling for an end to the Korean War, which is technically unresolved without a peace treaty.
Melinda Gates: Closing the workforce gender gaps
CNBC.com, March 10, 2015
Philanthropist Melinda Gates told CNBC on Tuesday that women around the world need to be encouraged to participate in the workforce at the same rate as men.
Activists and artists gather to promote Planet 50-50 gender equality by 2030
Examiner.com, March 10, 2015
Activists and artists gather to promote Planet 50-50 gender equality by 2030; speakers will include Melinda Gates, as well as: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director; Cheryl Saban, Ph.D., Founder of The Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls & Former United States.
Could Houston’s Barbara Jordan replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?
Chron.com, March 09, 2015
Celebrated Texas politician Barbara Jordan could be the new face of the $20 bill, if a movement called Women on 20s gets its way.
At CGIU, women urged to play role in sustainable peace negotiations
Themiamihurricane.com, March 08, 2015
Moderated by filmmaker Abigail Disney, the Women at the Negotiation Table session focused on the important role women play in sustainable peace negotiations.
Leading Activists-Michelle Alexander and Abigail Disney-to Speak at 2015 Simmons College Commencement May 15
Prnewswire.com, March 05, 2015
Simmons College is proud to host two highly regarded activists and social justice advocates during its 110th Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 15 at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston.
Ruth Ann Harnisch: Women’s issues are not #NotJustAStat
MSNBC.com, March 05, 2015
The Harnisch Foundation launched the#NotJustAStat campaign in advance of International Women’s Day to raise awareness of several key issues facing women globally.
Abigail Disney’s “The Armor of Light”: A Spotlight Screening for Tribeca 2015
Filmpulse.net, March 05, 2015
Abigail Disney’s documentary observes the accordance between gun culture and the evangelical Christian movement– and how a minister and anti-abortion activist experience a change of consciousness.
“Built By Women”, Exhibit by Beverly Willis, Showcases Female Architects and Engineers in NYC
DNAinfo.com, March 03, 2015
Created by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, the show started with Willis’ goal of finding 100 women architects to honor in the New York City area.
Sundance Film Festival 2015
In 2015, Jacki Zehner was awarded the Zions Bank Women in Leadership Award for philanthropic leadership in Utah.
How “Same Sky” Empowers Women Through Opportunity
Bloomberg.com, March 02, 2015
Same Sky founder Francine LeFrak discusses lifting women out of poverty through her retail craft business.
MacDella Cooper Receives Philanthropist of the Year Award
Youtube.com, February 25, 2015
Macdella Cooper receives Philanthropist of the Year Award at The Young, Gifted, and Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards, held at The Copacabana, New York, NY, February 25, 2015. Macdella Cooper is the founder of The Macdella Cooper Foundation.
Former Austar Executive Deanne Weir Gambles on Success of Digital
TheAustralian.com.au, February 17, 2015
Deanne Weir was interviewed for building on eof the larger privately held diversified digital media portfolios in Australia
Shiela Johnson to Host Fundraiser for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Patch.com, February 10, 2015
Salamander Resort & Spa, in partnership with Sushiko Chevy Chase, will host the very first Sushi & Red Burgundy Wine fundraising dinner at the home of resort owner Sheila Johnson.
Davidson: Citizen of the Arts awardees honored by Fine Arts Foundation
DenverPost.com, February 8, 2015
Merle Chambers receives 2015 Citizen of the Arts Award
Penny George Opens in Otowanna Hospital to Offer Acupuncture, Massage Therapy
SouthernMinn.com, February 6, 2015
A different style of care has arrived at Owatonna Hospital that will include integrative therapy.
Author Tracy Gary Kicks Off Donor-Inspired “Discover the Joy of Giving” Series
USFSM.edu, January 13, 2015
BET’s Sheila Johnson Recommends Public Affairs and Social Issues Shows For Students
Euroweb.com, January 4, 2015
Loreen Arbus Awarded Philanthropy Pioneer at the Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Marketwired.com, December 10, 2014
Carol Schwartz joins Change.com Capital Rising
The Sydney Morning Herald, December 10, 2014
Naples News Selects The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida fundraiser among its Top 10 events of 2014!
Naplesnews.com, December 8, 2014
Canadian Senator Nancy Ruth Brings Forth Bill Making Physician-Assisted Death Legal
Huffingtonpost.com, December 02, 2014
“Philanthropy Isn’t Just for the Wealthy”
Bluenotes.anz.com, December 1, 2014
Chase Olivarius-McAllister Honored by Inland Press Association
Durangoherald.com, November 29, 2014
Martha Richards Joins Cabinet of U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
Womenarts.org, November 18, 2014
Conversation with Barbara Lee on Gender Equality
blouinartinfo.com, November 17, 2014
Lucy Billingsley: ‘A Time to Be Bold’
Realestate.dmagazine.com, November 07, 2014
Brenda Tate Attends Philanthropy on Purpose Uniting People Spontaneously
News-press.com, November 10, 2014
Sheila Johnson to Speak at Palm Coast Expo
Daytonatimes.com, October 02, 2014
Deborah Lindholm’s Foundation Supports Women’s Efforts to Stop Ebola
Fox5sandiego.com, October 02, 2014
Ambassador Swanee Hunt offers tribute to Denver Metro leaders
October 31, 2014
The Middleburg Film Festival, a work in progress, is making progress
The Washington Post, October 29, 2014
The Middleburg Film Festival, founded by WMM member Sheila Johnson, launched its sophomore year with the premiere of “The Last 5 Years,” a musical rom-com starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.
The Audacity of Political Women: Why Is Ambition a Bad Thing?
October 27, 2014
Check out this article by Barbara Lee on Huffington Post
Melinda Gates shares scalable ways to invest in women
October 24, 2014
FINALLY – Wonder Woman is Coming in 2017
October 16, 2014
Malala – Why You Are Never Too Young To Take a Stand
October 14, 2014
Check out this new post from Jacki Zehner!
October 2, 2014
Deborah Lindholm’s Foundation for Women supporting collection efforts for Liberia
Sheila Johnson to speak at fourth annual Palm Coast BAC Business Expo
October 2, 2014
Watch out, boys – Barbara Lee is building on Old Girls Club
The Boston Globe, September 25, 2014
Barbara Lee leads a bipartisan group that funds research on women’s campaigns and a political one that backs liberal female candidates.
Morgridge Family Foundation is bringing together leading education innovators for DU’s STEM education event
Cherry Creek News, September 23, 2014
Ebola triggers closure of Foundation for Women’s Liberia Office
U-T San Diego, September 19, 2014
Founder and CEO, Deborah Lindholm, projects an October 1 re-opening after testing of workers and facilities
Sheila Johnson’s Game Changers Keynote: Where women stand in hiring, careers
Sports Business Daily, September 18, 2014
Jodie Evans in Conversation with Charlie Rounds and Jason Franklin
Boldergiving.com, September 18, 2014
Salamander Resort & Spa toasts its first year
The Washington Post, September 8, 2014
Salamander Resort & Spa owner Sheila Johnson celebrated the resort’s first year with a Labor Day weekend birthday bash.
New York City Clinic Offers Abortions and Prenatal Care to Underscore the Reproductive Justice Continuum
Truth-Out.org, September 3, 2014
Merle Hoffman, the founder and owner of the 43-year-old in Jamaica, New York, calls the facility “a full-service women’s reproductive health care provider.”
Philanthropist Deanne Weir Gives $1 Million to Women
Sydney Morning Herald, August 18, 2014
San Diego Woman Writes Letters For Liberia to Raise Awareness
NBC San Diego, August 18. 2014
Deborah Lindholm raising awareness of Liberia’s Ebola outbreak
C2C Founder, Elizabeth Sheehan, featured by Ellevate Women’s Network
Care 2 Communities, August 8, 2014
Three Things Guiding Jim Greenbaum As He Spends Down
Inside Philanthropy, August 1, 2014
The Greenbaum Foundation plans to donate $5 million in the coming year to human rights work and animal welfare
Who Got Money From the Morgridges?
Denver Business Journal, August 1, 2014
Through their Morgridge Family Foundation, John and Carrie Morgridge are doing their best to equip Colorado classrooms with the latest and greatest devices
Forty Over 40
FortyOver40.org, July 16, 2014
WMM members Ruth Ann Harnish and Maria Chrin are featured as two of the Forty Women to Watch over 40!
Developer Lucy Billingsley Talks About What Drives her to Succeed
BizJournals.com, July 16, 2014
WMM Member Lucy Billingsley shared her story of getting involved with her first philanthropic project Chiapas International, which she founded in 2003.
Bill Frist, Melinda Gates, Scott Hamilton to Discuss Healthy Mothers and Children at Nashville Event
BizJournals.com, July 3, 2014
Melinda Gates will be in conversation about healthy mothers and children in the developing world July 14 at Belmont University.
On the record with Sheila C. Johnson: Entrepreneur offers advice to women in business
TheCharlottePost.com, July 1, 2014
The Charlotte Post interviewed WMM Member Sheila Johnson. See what she says about surviving in business as a woman and watching the “double bottom line” for success.
“On Behalf Of Women Architects I Express Our Collective And Respectful Anger”
FastCoDesign.com, July 1, 2014
Architect Beverly Willis recaps the AIA’s less than stellar history with women architects at the organization’s annual convention.
BWAF Rolls Out Leadership Awards
BWAF.org, June 30, 2014
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation recognizing men and women who promote the advancement of women in the building industry.
New $100M equestrian center will boost economy
Greenville.org, June 27, 2014
Sheila Johnson’s company is operating new VA equestrian center.
‘Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia’, by Sigrid Rausing
Financial Times, June 20, 2014
Financial Times Review of Sigrid Rausing’s new book.
June 12, 2014 Adaptive Philanthropy: How to Flex Without Losing Focus CatalyticWomen.com, June 10, 2014 Strategies for adaptive philanthropy from WMM members Helen LaKelly Hunt, Swanee Hunt, Emily Nielson Jones, and Connie Duckworth. Don’t Show Me the Money NYTimes.com, June 4, 2014 The New York Times featured WMM Loreen Arbus, and on how amazing NYC home “is a strategic philanthropic formula of her design.” Woodlands Academy of the Sacred heart in lake Forest receives $1 Million Gift from Alum DailyHerald.com, May 28, 2014 WMM Director Susan Morrison provided a $1 million endowment gift to the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest. Africa: ‘We Can Save NewBorns’ – Melinda Gates AllAfrica.com, May 20, 2014 Melinda Gates is interviewed by AllAfrica on how to reduce high death rates among newborns. Melinda Gates: ‘Family Planning can Transform the Lives of Women and Girls’ TheGuardian,com, May 20, 2014 Melinda Gates participates in a discussion focusing on the significance of family planning, female genital mutilation and how to reduce mother and newborn mortality. Abigail Disney honored at Women for Afgan Women Gala on May 29th,2014 WomenforAfghanWomen.org, May 19, 2014 WMM Member Abigail Disney will be the recipient of WAW’s 2014 Legacy Award. Tyra Banks Opens Up About Body Image and Weight Issues Business-Standard.com. May 10, 2014 Tyra Banks opens up about her battles with weight, body image and self-esteem. Sigrid Rausing on Money, Addiction and Collective Farming Telegraph.co.uk, May 10, 2014 Sigrid Rausing gives a rare interview for The Telegraph on money, addiction and collective farming. Chicago ‘Hope’ Enterprise Sees Progress, Not Profit, in Afghanistan BlueSkyp.ChicagoTribune.com, May 8, 2014 Connie Duckworth reflects on what she has learned since she founded Chicago-based Arzu Studio Hope, a social enterprise to build a sustainable rug-making business in Afghanistan. Featured Member: Martha Richards TheaterBayArea.org, May 6, 2014 WMM member Martha Richards is highlighted as a Featured Member by Theater Bay. Womanity Award Launch Womanity.org, May 5, 2014 WMM member, and Founder and President of the Womanity Foundation Yann Borgstedt will be a panelist at the Womanity Award Launch on May 20, 2014. Tyra Banks Takes ‘Extra’ to the TZone! How She’s helping Girls in NYC ExtraTv.com, May 2, 2014 Tyra Banks is inspiring and empowering young girls through her TZone Foundation at the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Women Seek to Bring About Peace, and Conflict Resolution FocusDailyNews.com, May 2, 2014 Abigail Disney was one of the featured speakers at Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s ‘A World of Women for World Peace’. The Fortune interview: Melinda Gates and Susan Desmond-Hellman Money.Cnn.com, May 1, 2014 Melinda Gates was featured in an interview by Fortune magazine with Susan Desmond-Hellman Abigail Disney to be a Speaker at a Women’s Forum in Dallas FocusDailyNews.com, April 30, 2014 WMM Abigail Disney will be a featured speaker at a women’s forum on strategies to achieve global peace, in Dallas, Texas on May 3. The Loreen Arbus Foundation Advocates a Message of Inclusion Sys-con.comm April 28, 2014 The Loreen Arbus Foundation, founded by WMM Member Loreen Arbus, is advocating a message of inclusion in the upcoming 2014 initiatives. Sheila Johnson, Second Wealthiest Black Female in the US BusinessDayOnline.com, April 18, 2014 WMM Member Sheila Johnson is coined the second wealthiest black female in the United States according to Business Day Online. Judith Light & More to be Honored at 13th Annual UCP of NYC Women Who Care Luncheon, 5/7 BroadwayWorld.com, April 17, 2014 Loreen Arbus announced the honorees for the 13th annual Women Who Care Luncheon. 2014 Commencement Honorees Announced NewSchoolFreePress, April 16, 2014 Abigail Disney is announced as The New School’s 2014 Commencement Honoree. Former Ambassador Swanee Hunt Delivers Guest Lecture TuftsDaily.com, April 10, 2014 WMM member Swanee Hunt spoke with students and faculty about the evolving role of women in govermment decision making. Rwandan 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. Media Madness: The Impact of Sex, Violence and Commercial Culture on Children, Adolescents and Society, and Conference on Sex Trafficking StopPornCulture.org, April 3, 2014 WMM member Ann Olivarius will be speaking on the legal framework governing revenge porn at the Stop Porn Culture Conference at Wheelock College on July 7-11. 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. 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. 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. From Corporate to Women & Feminism: A Woman Making Changes BOEMagazine.com, February 18, 2014 Jacki Zehner is interviewed by BOE Magazine on her shift from the corporate world to focusing on women’s issues and initiatives. 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. 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.” 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. 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. 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!
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.”
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.
Want Greatness? Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier
Huffington Post Healthy Living, May 2, 2013
Learn more about WMM and staff member Dawn Nadeau.
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.