We are six weeks out from our first-ever Virtual Summit when we bring together our community of members, partners, experts, and changemakers to listen, learn, and wrestle with the big questions of today. Like past Summits, we will convene today’s most prominent leaders and activists from all over the world for an engaging and thought-provoking program that will challenge and inspire. We look forward to exploring our collective power and collective action!
This year’s program will take place at a time like no other. Over the last several months, we have all felt anguish, frustration, and despair. In response, so many in our member community have increased their giving and shed standards like reporting and project-based funding to alleviate and support their grantee’s most immediate and urgent needs. Our work has just begun; the long-road to recovery awaits.
In developing this year’s convening, we sought to design a program that confronts the gender, racial, and economic inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, while acknowledging the domestic and global dimensions. We sought to identify and amplify those leaders who could help make sense of how we move forward during this time of tremendous need and opportunity. Leaders who are tackling structural and system change head-on. Leaders who are bringing focus, intersectionality, and creative solutions to their work. Leaders who bring a spirit of possibility to their push for change.
The Summit program will touch upon the following thematic areas:
- Elevating the role of women and girls as leaders in driving change.
- Deepening our understanding of the gendered and racial impact of the global COVID-19 crisis.
- Applying an intentional, intersectional lens in order to design a more equitable future.
- Considering how philanthropy evolves to meet today’s needs and responds to the recovery.
- Leveraging our resources to strengthen movements and networks to advance justice.
I hope you’ll consider joining us online to explore The Power of Us. You can find the registration link here. Please also note that we are holding a separate member-only day of programming on September 10th from 12 pm to 3 pm ET. Anyone interested in potentially joining WMM as an official member prior to the Summit will be invited to attend that day of programming as well. Please contact Amanda Griffin, Director of Community Engagement, to learn more.
Women Moving Million’s history is rooted in understanding the combined power of women exercising their leadership, mobilizing resources, and amplifying those on the frontlines of change. This is a moment to draw upon the lessons of this history and come together in September and commit to being allies and partners in change.
Sarah Haacke Byrd
Women Moving Millions