Lifting Up Women and Girls in the Arts Is Vital to Cultural Progress

In virtually all areas of arts and culture, women and girls are underrepresented – and it’s not because they don’t have the talent, drive, or desire to succeed. It’s a problem that starts from an early age, with how children see women represented across all forms of art. Great women artists, including filmmakers, philosophers, writers, [...more...]

Championing Lesbian and Queer Women’s Stories and Culture 

“Lesbian” may be the first word in the LGBTQ+ acronym, but The Curve Foundation founders Franco Stevens and Jen Rainin think that too often, lesbians are prioritized last. Overlooked by the broader culture, lesbians are [...more...]



Connecting Women for Greater Opportunities and Maximum Power

Pat Mitchell is a pioneering figure in the media industry, a dedicated advocate for women’s rights, and a firm believer […more…]

Innovating Equity in Rwanda Through a “Cooking” Show

Born to a poor family in Western Province, Rwanda, the country’s most conservative province, Jean Berchmans Uwimana was attending medical […more…]

Creating Representation

In 1990, Franco Stevens founded Curve magazine, the best-selling lesbian magazine in the U.S. for the last three decades. The […more…]

Our World

‘The Brave Ones’:The Largest All-Women Anti-Poaching Unit in Africa Akashinga

The line of green-clad rangers step carefully through the dense foliage of a forest in Zimbabwe, rifles bouncing on their […more…]

Collaborating with Communities,  Catalyzing Movements Global Greengrants Fund

The water was rising: On the western coast of Bangladesh in the early 2000s, communities deep in the Sundarbans mangrove […more…]

An International Ecosystem of Climate Action Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

The image made headlines around the world: five Indigenous women in traditional regalia standing outside the imposing facade of a […more…]

Our Solidarity

A Social Justice Movements You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

For nearly a half-century, a growing number of men of all races and ethnicities in North America and around the […more…]

Gender Equality Is Not a Zero-Sum Game Equimundo: Center for Healthy Masculinities and Social Justice

Equimundo’s roots can be found in Brazil, where founder and CEO, Gary Barker, was researching men in Rio de Janeiro’s […more…]

Changed and Engaged by the Strong Women Who Shaped His Life

An esteemed leader in civic and philanthropic work who currently serves as the president and CEO of the California Community […more…]

Our Security

Accessing Pathways to Build a Thriving Future

It wasn’t all that long ago here in the United States, when women were not allowed to own property, open […more…]

The Prism of Philanthropy

Kavita Ramdas is a globally recognized advocate for gender equity and justice, at home in academia, the corporate boardroom, and […more…]

Offering Women a Lifeline in War-Torn Somalia Elman Peace Center – Somalia

When Ilwad Elman visited her native Somalia, she was eager to reunite with her peace activist mother, who had moved […more…]

Our Safety

The Power of Collective Giving

Hali Lee has founded or co-founded multiple philanthropy and giving networks, all born from the idea that expanding the notion […more…]

Leading the Way to a More Equitable and Inclusive World Gibson Dunn

When Katie Marquart joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a young lawyer, she knew about the firm’s prowess in […more…]

Ending the Use of Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War Nadia’s Initiative

Nadia Murad was just 21 years old in 2014 when she was taken captive by the Islamic State (ISIS) in […more…]

Our Minds

Teaching Girls That ‘Jobs Don’t Have Genders®’ Tools & Tiaras Inc.

Nanny. Housekeeper. Personal shopper. Plumber. Judaline Cassidy worked a series of jobs after leaving her native Trinidad and Tobago to […more…]

Giving Transgender Youth and Their Families Much-Needed Support Stand with Trans

When her son came out to her as transgender 11 years ago, Roz Gould Keith had never heard that term. […more…]

Guiding Liberated Futures Grantmakers for Girls of Color

“I’ve been committed to girls of color since I was one.” Dr. Monique Couvson, president and CEO of Grantmakers for […more…]

Our Leadership

Centering the Leadership of Black Girls Can Change the World Girls for Gender Equity

It’s been more than 20 years since Joanne N. Smith founded Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), a nonprofit that works […more…]

Helping Women and Girls Achieve Their Full Potential Rise Up

A movement often starts with a moment. For Dr. Denise Raquel Dunning, that moment happened when she was just 12 […more…]

Accelerating Diversity in Boardrooms Him For Her

The idea for Him For Her began in 2016 when Jocelyn Mangan, founder and CEO, got a fellowship at the […more…]

Our Democracy

Recruiting and Training Women for Public Office Panorama Global

Today, women hold less than one-third of elected offices in the U.S. at both the federal and state levels. What […more…]

Shifting Power to Gender Justice Movements Global Fund for Women

What happens when you’ve succeeded with your mission of seeding women-led grassroots organizations for over 30 years, and helped create […more…]

Winning Recognition of the 28th Amendment ERA Coalition

In the U.S., there is no constitutional protection against sex discrimination. There is no explicit guarantee of equal rights for […more…]

Our Culture

Lifting Up Women and Girls in the Arts Is Vital to Cultural Progress

In virtually all areas of arts and culture, women and girls are underrepresented – and it’s not because they don’t […more…]

Access, Equity, and Inclusion in Film Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

If you can’t get a seat at the table, says Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Founding Executive […more…]

The Power of Art and Activism V-Day

Starting with small community performances, a one-woman off-Broadway production, and then performances on college campuses, The Vagina Monologues was a […more…]

Our Careers

Achieving Economic Equity Women’s Economic Ventures

Access to credit is a mighty tool in the modern world. Without it, individuals may face barriers to education, housing, […more…]

Lifting Up Women 4 the Future Women Connect4Good

For Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, the mission of Women Connect4Good is intensely personal. Growing up, she felt that life looked easier […more…]

Women Entrepreneurs Power Prosperity Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

In a small community in Georgetown, Guyana, locals flocked to Radhika Basdeo’s family farm to get their fresh produce. Then […more…]

Our Bodies

An Innovator Inspiring More Giving: Jennifer Risher #HalfmyDAF

They say a heart-driven approach to leadership can change the world. If this is true, Jennifer Risher is on her […more…]

One in Eight Women Will Be Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Alliance

She only had two weeks to live. This is a patient’s story that is all too familiar to Yonni Wattenmaker, […more…]

The Anatomy of Valuing All Bodies

Our bodies harbor memories, histories, stories, and identities. They determine how we see ourselves and how others see us. Tied […more…]

Impact Partners

Leading the Way to a More Equitable and Inclusive World Gibson Dunn

When Katie Marquart joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a young lawyer, she knew about the firm’s prowess in […more…]

Champion Partners

The Annie E. Casey Foundation: Overcoming the Barriers to Success The Annie E. Casey Foundation

An Atlanta native, Lisa M. Hamilton hails from the heart of America’s civil rights movement. Her father was a criminal […more…]

Investing in Women to Change the World Linked Foundation

In 2005, Dorothy Largay received a monetary windfall and asked herself how she could use the funds in the most […more…]

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Growing Women’s Philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy Institute

Jeannie Infante Sager, director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) situated within the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, […more…]