Brave, bold and feminist: The future of philanthropy

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Victoria Conference Centre

720 Douglas Street

Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

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“If you think we’ve achieved gender equality in Canada, think again. In fact, our progress is at risk. Canada fell from 30th place to 35th place in the 2016 Global Gender Gap rankings by the World Economic Forum.” - The Facts, Canadian Women’s Foundation

Gender inequality remains all too real in our communities and around the world. In Canada, the gender wage gap continues to widen, as women across the country typically bring home 75¢ for each dollar a man earns. Canadian women continue to be under-represented in political and professional leadership positions, despite the fact they make up more than half the population. For Indigenous women, statistics are bleaker still. They are killed or reported missing at 6x the rate of non-Indigenous women. Globally, the rise of populism and the effect of environmental degradation for example, are taking their toll on front line gender equality activists endangering their livelihoods and often their lives.

In this plenary session, hear from brave, cutting-edge feminist philanthropists about the work that inspires them, what gives them hope and what keeps them up at night. Through fascinating case studies from Canada as well as global philanthropy, we will explore the potential and need for feminist philanthropy in our communities. Our discussion will provide concrete insights into how we can support more equitable communities for all.

Speakers: Jessica HoussianExecutive Director, Women Moving Millions @WomMovMillions

Paulette Senior President & CEOCanadian Women’s Foundation @PauletteSenior1

Shalini Eddens Director of Programs Urgent Action Fund @UrgentAct

Moderator: Jess TomlinPresident & CEOMATCH International Women’s Fund @JesTomlin


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