Preconceived notions about the roles of men and women have been changing rapidly except when it comes to philanthropy. People still believe that women don’t participate actively in philanthropy because those decisions are made by men. That is no longer true. In fact, around 60 percent of all charitable giving is done by women. We meet three women working to change perceptions and to empower women to take an even greater role.
WCGN National Leadership Forum, in Charlotte Oct. 15-17 at the Ballantyne Hotel. Info: http://www.wcgn-network.org/page-1863450
Dianne Bailey - Co-chair of the Women’s Collective Giving Conference and past president of the Board of the Women’s Impact Fund
Colleen Willoughby- founder of the Washington Women’s Foundation and Global Women- Partners in Philanthropy
Virginia Mills - National President of the Women’s Collective Giving Grantmakers Network