Join us: Women Lead a Changing World
Are you eager to discuss or learn more about what you can do to help shape the future for women and girls? If you live in the Seattle area, we have just the event for you!
On Wednesday, March 27, head to Town Hall Seattle for “Women Lead a Changing World,” an event hosted by the Women’s Funding Alliance (and includes our Programming and Events Director Jennifer K. Stuller!).
Here’s the description from the event website:
“It’s a defining time for women and girls, both locally and around the world. The playing field is changing dramatically and the time for powerful, fresh leadership is now. Be among the first to hear new information about critical factors shaping the future of women and girls. Find out how five extraordinary women are leading the way, and learn how you can take action…whether you have two minutes, two hours or two days!”
We were able to catch up with Sara Reyerson, director of grant programs at Women’s Funding Alliance and coordinator of the event. Read on to see what she had to say about it … including a few sneak peeks at some new data that will be shared at the event!
Can you tell us more details about “Women Lead a Changing World?”
This event is all about what matters most to women and girls in Washington State – and how each of us can be leaders in taking action. The program features: Compelling new data about critical issues. Inspiring stories. Five extraordinary women leading change for women and girls, locally and nationally. And a motivating call to action!
Why do you think now is the right time to have this conversation?
This conversation zeros in on emerging trends facing women and girls. New data will be shared. A few sneak peeks:
• 72 percent of women who work outside the home are in industries that pay below our state average.
• 80 percent: The share of 10th-grade girls who report being bullied or harassed via cell phone or computer.
• Women hold less than 1/3 of our state legislative seats, and 80 percent of corporations have less than three women on their boards of directors.
Each of the speakers will share how they are leading in a movement for change – championing the well-being of girls and women across our state and nation.
What are one or two things you hope people will take away from the event?
We hope every person attending the event will see themselves in the stories and information shared by the speakers. And we hope each person leaves having an idea of how she/he can personally take action to improve the lives of women and girls!
Can you tell us more about Women’s Funding Alliance?
Women’s Funding Alliance is the leading funder in Washington State that invests in and advocates for women and girls. We build leadership and drive financial investments to make change on the most pressing issues facing women and girls. We do our work in service to a vision that every woman and girl has the opportunity to live, lead and thrive.
Thanks for answering our questions, Sarah. We hope to see some of you at “Women Lead a Changing World!”