Annual Summit & Member Day 2022

Washington, D.C.

About the Event

Women Moving Millions’ Member Day and Annual Summit took place April 11- 13, 2022 in beautiful Washington, D.C.!

We can’t realize a gender equal world when democracy isn’t strong –and we can’t have strong democracies without equality. In recent years, progress towards both of these goals has slid dramatically around the world – a downward trend that the pandemic accelerated. Which is why this is such a pivotal moment to come together and recommit to this work.

The theme of the 2022 Women Moving Millions Annual Summit, The Future of Democracy is Gender Equality, was a response to this historic moment and a call to action. View our Summit brochure and agenda here.

Over the course of three days, we debated ideas, explored solutions, and examined the unique role and impact that women’s philanthropy can play in achieving these goals – and how you can be a partner in this important word.

Please click here to view some of our favorite photos from our time together.

From L to R: Erica Chenoweth (Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School) , Zoe Marks (Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Center for African Studies) , and Ambassador Melanne Verveer (Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security)
From L to R: Vanessa Cárdenas (Deputy Director, America’s Voice), Cailin Crockett (Director, Military Personnel & Readiness, NSC/Senior Advisor, Gender Policy Council, The White House), Patrícia Campos Mello (Reporter at Large & Columnist, Folha de São Paulo newspaper), and Lucina Di Meco (Co-founder, #ShePersisted)
From L to R: Katie Benner (Reporter, New York Times), Amna Nawaz (Chief Correspondent & Primary Substitute Anchor, PBS Newshour), Ayesha Rascoe (Host, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday), and Errin Haines (Founding Mother & Editor at Large, The 19th)
Summit MC, Shaun Robinson (Founder, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls)
From L to R: Tonya Lewis Lee (Director, & Producer Aftershock) , Omari Maynard (Educator & Artist), Paula Eiselt (Director, & Producer Aftershock), Shawnee Benton Gibson (Co-Founder, The ARIAH Foundation), and Elizabeth Barajas-Román (President & CEO Women’s Funding Network)
From L to R: Hali Lee (Founding Partner, Radiant Strategies/ Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network,/Founder, Asian Women Giving Circle), Dr. Monique Morris (President & CEO, Grantmakers for Girls of Color), Tynesha McHarris (Principal Black Harvest /Co-Founder Black Feminist Fund), and Teresa Younger (President & CEO, Ms. Foundation
From L to R: Jennifer Stark (Senior Director Corporate Strategy, Tara Health Foundation), Dr. C. Nicole Mason (CEO & President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research), and Lourdes Rivera (Senior Vice President U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights)
From L to R: Holly Fogle (Founder. The Bridge Project and Founder & Co-Executive Director, Nido de Esperanza), Dr. Amy Castro (Associate Professor, Co-Founder & Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and Center for Guaranteed Income Research), and Megha Agarwal (Executive Director, Monarch Foundation and The Bridge Project)
From L to R: Ari Kohn (Senior Advisor, GenZ for Change), Sophia Armen (Co-Director, The Feminist Front), Rosie Couture (Executive Director, Generation Ratify), and S. Mona Sinha (Board Chair, Women Moving Millions)
From L to R: Elizabeth Méndez Berry (Vice President & Executive Editor, One World), Favianna Rodriguez (Artist and President of the Center for Cultural Power), Latoya Peterson (Co Founder & CXO, Glow Up Games), and Jamia Wilson (Executive Editor, Random House)
From L to R: Bill Smith, Dr. Lee Beers, Lishaun Francis, and Meredith Arthur
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Agenda

Member Day

Conrad Hotel l Washington, D.C .

Registration and Lunch

Welcome to Member Day

Sarah Haacke Byrd, Chief Executive Officer, WMM 

S. Mona Sinha, Board Chair, WMM

Getting to Know Our Community

Connecting through Storytelling

Opening Circle

Intention setting with Tracy Mack Parker, Founder, Citizen Philanthropy.

Inspiration for Transfomation: Stories of Growth & Learning

Karen Ansara, Board of Directors & Member, WMM
Holly Fogle, Board of Directors & Member, WMM
Nancy Reynolds, Member, WMM
S. Mona Sinha, Board Chair & Member, WMM

The Power of Generous Listening

To be known, seen, and heard – small group breakouts.

Break

"Participate" : Create & Take Action Togther

The Collaboratives 

Co-creation + Collaboration = Collective Action.

Facilitated by Zaynab Nawaz, Senior Director of Program & Learning, WMM.

Closing Reflections and What's Ahead

Reflect on the day together.

Member Cocktails & Dinner

Day Two

Conrad Hotel l Washington, D.C .

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Summit

This year’s summit MC, Shaun Robinson, Founder and President, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, TV host and Philanthropist joins Sarah Haacke Byrd, Chief Executive Officer, WMM, in welcoming you to our 2022 Annual Summit.

The Future of Democracy is Gender Equality

Moderator: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security 

Prof. Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Center for African Studies 

Prof. Erica Chenoweth, Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School 

Race, Gender & Media: Why Representation Matters

Moderator: Errin Haines, Founding Mother & Editor at Large, The 19th

Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent & Primary Substitute Anchor, PBS Newshour

Katie Benner, Reporter, New York Times

Ayesha Rascoe, Host, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday 

From Gender Parity to Gender Equality: Expanding Political Participation & Power

Moderator: Daniella Ballou-Aares, Founder & CEO, Leadership Now Project 

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez,  President and Executive Director of NextGen America  

Aimee Allison, Founder & President, She the People 

Ghida Dagher, President, New American Leaders & New American Leaders Action Fund

The Future of Work: Building an Inclusive Care Economy

Moderator: Pamela Shifman, President, Democracy Alliance 

Ai-jen Poo, Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Aftershock: Examining the Maternal Health Crisis Through Lived Experience, Advocacy, and the Power of Art

Moderator, Elizabeth Barajas-Román, President & CEO Women’s Funding Network

Tonya Lewis Lee, Director, & Producer Aftershock 

Paula Eiselt, Director & Producer, Aftershock 

Omari Maynard, Educator & Artist 

Shawnee Benton Gibson, Co-Founder, The ARIAH Foundation 

Break

Defending Democracy from Disinformation: How Technology is Making the World Less Safe for Women and Girls

Moderator: Lucina Di Meco, Co-founder, #ShePersisted 

Patrícia Campos Mello, Reporter at Large & Columnist,  Folha de São Paulo newspaper

Vanessa Cárdenas, Deputy Director, America’s Voice 

Cailin Crockett, Director, Military Personnel & Readiness, NSC/Senior Advisor, Gender Policy Council, The White House 

Breaking the Legal Barriers: Realizing Gender Equality in the Workplace

Sarah Haacke Byrd  in conversation w/ Gretchen Carlson & Fatima Goss Graves

 

Wrap Up

Shaun Robinson, Founder and President, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, TV host and Philanthropist

Sarah Haacke Byrd, Chief Executive Officer, WMM

Community Dinner

Join us for a Community Dinner and a special live performance by Lachi, Award-Winning Recording Artist and Disability Inclusion Advocate, President/Founder of RAMPD, Co-Chair of the GRAMMY Advocacy Committee NY

Day Two

Conrad Hotel l Washington, D.C .

Breakfast

Welcome

Mona Sinha, Board Chair, WMM

Shaun Robinson, Founder, S.H.A.U.N, Foundation for Girls

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Examining the Business Case for Reproductive Health

Patience Marime-Ball, Founder & CEO, Women of the World Endowment 

Jennifer Stark, Senior Director Corporate Strategy, Tara Health Foundation 

Dr. C. Nicole Mason, CEO & President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research 

Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights 

Equity, Proximity, and Trust: Has Philanthropy Measured Up to Its Aspirations?

Moderator: Teresa Younger, President & CEO, Ms. Foundation

Dr. Monique Morris, President & CEO, Grantmakers for Girls of Color 

Tynesha McHarris, Principal Black Harvest /Co-Founder Black Feminist Fund 

Hali Lee, Founding Partner, Radiant Strategies/ Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network,/Founder, Asian Women Giving Circle 

The Warrior Princess Strikes Back: A Story Of Collective Recovery & Healing

Sarah Eagle Heart, Co-CEO, Return to the Heart Foundation

Closing the Gender & Racial Wealth Gap: Exploring New Inclusive Economic Models to Tackle Poverty

Moderator: Megha Agarwal, Executive Director, Monarch Foundation and The Bridge Project

Holly Fogle, Founder. The Bridge Project and Founder & Co-Executive Director, Nido de Esperanza 

Dr. Amy Castro, Associate Professor, Co-Founder & Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and Center for Guaranteed Income Research 

Lunch

Building Narrative & Cultural Power: Examining The Role Of Arts And Culture To Advance A Participatory, Inclusive, And Equitable Democracy

Moderator: Jamia Wilson, Executive Editor, Random House

Favianna Rodriguez, Artist and President of the Center for Cultural Power  

Elizabeth Méndez Berry, Vice President & Executive Editor, One World 

Latoya Peterson, Co Founder & CXO, Glow Up Games

The Future Of Wellbeing: Addressing The Mental Health Crisis With Youth And Adolescents

Moderator: Meredith Arthur, Content Lead, Pinterest 

Bill Smith, Founder, Inseparable /Founding Partner, Civitas Public Affairs Group 

Lishaun Francis, Director Behavioral Health, Children Now 

Dr. Lee Beers, President, American Academy Pediatrics & Medical Director, Community Health & Advocacy, Children’s National Hospital

The Future of Equality: Next Generation Voices of/in Activism

Moderator: S. Mona Sinha, Board Chair, WMM

Rosie Couture, Executive Director, Generation Ratify

Sophia Armen, Co-Director, The Feminist Front 

Ari Kohn, Senior Advisor, GenZ for Change 

Closing

Sarah Haacke Byrd, CEO, WMM

Speakers

Megha Agarwal

Executive Director, The Monarch Foundation & The Bridge Project

Aimee Allison

Founder & President, She the People

Sophia Armen

Co-Chair, Feminist Front

Daniella Ballou-Aares

CEO & Co-Founder, Leadership Now Project

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

President & CEO, Women’s Funding Network

Dr. Lee Beers

Immediate Past President, American Academy Pediatrics & Medical Director, Community Health & Advocacy, Children’s National Hospital

Katie Benner

Reporter, The New York Times

Shawnee Benton Gibson

CEO, Spirit of A Woman (S.O.W.) Leadership Development Institute

Jimmie Briggs

Essayist and Advocate

Elizabeth Mendez Berry

Vice President & Executive Director, One World

Vanessa Cardenas

Deputy Director, America’s Voice

Gretchen Carlson

New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, Journalist, and Co-Founder, Lift Our Voices

Dr. Amy Castro

Associate Professor, Co-Founder & Director, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice and Center for Guaranteed Income Research

Erica Chenoweth

Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School

Rosie Couture

Executive Director, Generation Ratify

Ghida Dagher

President, New American Leaders & New American Leaders Action Fund

Lucina Di Meco

Co-Founder, #ShePersisted

Sarah Eagle Heart

Author, Emmy Award Winning Storyteller, Co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation

Paula Eiselt

Director & Producer, Aftershock

Holly Fogle

Founder & Co-Executive Director, Nido de Esperanza

Lishaun Francis

Director, Behavioral Health at Children Now

Fatima Goss Graves

President & CEO, National Women’s Law Center

Errin Haines

Founding Mother & Editor at Large, The 19th

Ari Kohn

Co-Founder, GenZ for Change

Hali Lee

Founder, Radiant Strategies, Founder, Asian Women Giving Circle and Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network

Tonya Lewis Lee

Director & Producer, Aftershock

Patience Marime-Ball

Founder & CEO, Women of the World Endowment

Zoe Marks

Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Affiliate, Harvard University Center for African Studies

C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D.

President & CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Omari Maynard

Educator and Artist

Tynesha McHarris

Co-Founder, Black Feminist Fund & Principal, Black Harvest

Patrícia Campos Mello

Reporter at Large & Columnist, Folha de São Paulho newspaper

Dr. Monique Morris

President & CEO, Grantmakers for Girls of Color

Amna Nawaz

Chief Correspondent / Primary Substitute Anchor, PBS NewsHour

Aisha Nyandoro

Founding CEO, Springboard to Opportunities

Latoya Peterson

Co Founder & CXO, Glow Up Games

Ai-Jen Poo

Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez

President & Executive Director, NextGen America

Ayesha Rascoe

Host, Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR

Lourdes Rivera

Senior Vice President U.S. Programs, Center for Reproductive Rights

Shaun Robinson

Founder, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls

Favianna Rodriguez

Artist & President, The Center for Cultural Power

Pamela Shifman

President, Democracy Alliance

Mona Sinha

Board Chair, Women Moving Millions

Bill Smith

Founder, Inseparable & Founding Partner, Civitas Public Affairs Group

Jen Stark

Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Tara Health Foundation

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security

Jamia Wilson

Executive Editor, Random House

Teresa C. Younger

President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

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