Tue., March 14 – Wed., March 15, 2017
(Approximately 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days)
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
The American landscape is crowded with examples of women’s entrepreneurial spirit in building a strong civil society through philanthropy. A national public conversation is needed to map that landscape and to integrate the diverse array of women’s philanthropic activity within the broader context of private action in the public square.
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute will convene donors and nonprofit leaders for this conversation at its 2017 symposium. Presenters and attendees will explore the complexities, challenges, and contradictions within women’s philanthropy. They will reflect on what a holistic and cohesive narrative about women’s philanthropy in the 21st century would include and how it might advance their individual and collective efforts.
This conversation is timely. Women’s philanthropy may be at a watershed moment. With access to more wealth than ever before—some say as much as $13.2 trillion in North America alone—women’s voices, leadership, and resources are needed more than ever to address the pressing challenges in our country and around the world.