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Stories of Impact

Our members are some of the most engaged, purposeful, and powerful philanthropists of our time, leading the movement to catalyze increased resources to the organizations and changemakers on the ground working to advance women and girls.

Stacey Keare
I have continued to expand my understanding of the sisterhood that WMM brings to our lives... The more I dive in the more I get out of it.

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Vivian Long
Part of having a vision for a gender equal world is acknowledging the harsh and sometimes unseen reality of violence against women, and equipping people with the tools to thoughtfully respond and navigate tangible outcomes in a survivor-centric way.

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Dana Su Lee
Being part of WMM has introduced me to resources and partners who are inspirational and demonstrate how my investments can make the greatest impact for gender equity in our world.

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Elsa Soderberg
The urge to find community and belonging is intrinsic in all of us, and to have a community centered around making the world a better place is irreplaceable.

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Mona Sinha
We must be bold. The systems we are challenging have deep roots which need some serious investment to uproot. Only then can we create more just structures that allow half the world’s population to thrive.

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Vanessa Evans
As a funder and donor, I hold a deep conviction that it’s my responsibility to place unwavering trust in the organizations and individuals working tirelessly for their chosen causes.

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Jacki Zehner
The driving force behind my giving is the same today as it was over 25 years ago, that from a gender perspective the world is unjust and unequal, and I must do what I can to advance women and girls.

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Patti Lee-Hoffmann
I work with prominent women who have suffered traumatic physical violence....All of us have transformed our trauma into power, casting off any notion of victimhood to become powerful advocates. And, most importantly, all of us have made a virtuous vow to help others.

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The Jensen Project
Less than 1.9% of philanthropic dollars goes to women and girls causes... We can do better than that. We have to do better than that.

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Sophia Yen
My philanthropy is driven by a desire to leave the world better than when I entered it and to level the playing ground for those of us born with uteri.

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Katie Spencer
I believe it starts with us. I want to be in community with women who are invested in themselves – who acknowledge they are uniquely positioned to lead their lives, families, and communities into the next chapter, and living fully in their leadership potential.

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Renee Parsons
With less than 2% of funding supporting women and girls, it will take all of us, moving strategically, asserting our voice and influence, to boldly challenge the world around us.

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Lisa Valone
There is strength in numbers. Being a part of WMM amplifies our voices and showcases our goals of creating a gender equal world and rectifying gender inequities in philanthropic giving. 

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Carol Andreae
Recently, I decided to make a new million-dollar commitment to WMM’s Give Bold, #GetEqual campaign because I saw the impact of my first commitment, both to the Women’s Fund and to me personally.

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Nazanin Alakija
Being a part of the WMM community provides a guiding force that encourages and challenges me to look at development through a gendered lens...

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Sonja Hoel Perkins
I joined Women Moving Millions because I found kindred spirits in its members. If we as women with resources and power don’t step up with our dollars and voices, who will?

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Linda Calhoun
If I could be in that room, any girl could be if they knew the steps to take to get there. That’s the fertile soil where the idea and impetus for my philanthropy began to take shape.

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Gretchen Carlson
I feel so lucky to be a part of an organization where we are all working towards a common goal and where women are so helpful to one another.

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WMM Releases New Report

In 2023, we surveyed the WMM membership in our inaugural Community Impact Survey. We are thrilled to share our results and learnings through our new report, Catalyzing Change: Powering the Movement through Community & Collaboration (2024). The results of this survey not only validated our theory of change, but also provided us with a deeper understanding of how our community is impacting members’ personal growth, philanthropic leadership, advocacy, and grantmaking.

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