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Leena Barakat, President & CEO of WDN (right) in an interview with Michelle MiJung Kim, author of The Wake Up (left)

If WDN Connect Was an Alarm Clock, This Conversation Would Be the Buzz

September 29, 2022 /

WDN Connect 2022 is filled with dynamic programming. Members are going to have a chance to connect, learn and act. The Wake Up: Michelle MiJung Kim and Leena Barakat in Conversation is a great example of the type of exciting content we have planned.  Michelle is a highly respected DEI specialist and the CEO & […]

Ultraviolet Gives WDN a Founding Mother Award for 10 Years of Partnership

September 22, 2022 /

Congratulations to UltraViolet for ten years of breaking boundaries and winning change across politics, government, media, and pop culture. You are building a world that represents all women and we are deeply proud that you honored us as a Founding Mother. UltraViolet holds a special place in WDN’s history. Ten years ago UltraViolet’s Co-Founders Shaunna […]

The Pandemic Isn’t Behind Black & Latinx Families: Equal Rights Advocates Uncovers Why

September 22, 2022 /

Many want to declare that the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Yet COVID-19 and its tangential impacts continue to hold women and families of color back. This combines with systemic inequities, harmful policies sweeping the nation, persistent gun and police violence, and political inaction leave Black and Latinx women under pressure and struggling to survive, let […]

A WDN Member’s Look At Landback

September 21, 2022 /

By Cynthia Beard WDN member  Vice Chair, WDN Action Board WDN is proud to host Land and Legacy: Reclaiming Stolen Lands, a Landback learning series to highlight leaders working to rematriate stolen land. While the Landback movement has existed for generations, this movement has been elevated further in recent years through Indigenous-led direct action protests […]

When Women Lead Financial Decision-Making

Women are often the most directly impacted by the world’s challenges including health care, unemployment, education, climate displacement, and violence, yet are excluded from financial leadership roles and capital allocation. Only 5% of chief executive officers, fund managers, or venture capital recipients are women (Shaber, Marime-Ball, 2022). Today, 97.8% of allocated investment capital is managed […]

Resource Guide: Reclaiming Stolen Lands

September 9, 2022 /

We live on Indigenous land, colonized five centuries ago. After generations of colonization, white supremacy, and capitalism when we look at our country today, we see families that cannot access housing, food, or medical care, dry waterbeds, mass extinctions, a military complex that enforces a system of terror, and a government that protects and represents […]

Registration for WDN Connect 2022 Is Open

August 31, 2022 /

Join us for WDN Connect as we continue to ground ourselves and grow like the aspen trees of New Mexico. These majestic trees sprout from a single underground root system, creating a unique organism that can survive for thousands of years. Aspens inspire us. Like them, our roots are deep, and our potential for growth […]

Our Most Recent Round of Grants! $1.67 Million to Frontline Movements

August 3, 2022 /

We are proud to share an update about our collective grantmaking. At WDN we are moving $1.67 million in funding to 17 impactful organizations that are building power where it is so desperately needed.  At last count at the end of June, we have moved over $15 million and supported 108 organizations. Thanks to the […]

Protect Our Democracy (POD) Steering Committee Grants $1.2 Million to Seven Organizations

August 3, 2022 /

The Protect Our Democracy (POD) Steering Committee is excited to announce that it has granted $1.2 million to seven organizations. With the help of consultants from Sojourn Strategies and because of more than 50 generous WDN donors, our grants are on their way right now to the organizations listed below. The breadth and strategic mission […]

Member Spotlight: Cathy Raphael Describes Her Values-Aligned Giving Plan

July 27, 2022 /

WDN member Cathy Raphael sees creating a values-aligned giving plan as a journey. She’ll dive into some Real Talk about it in our upcoming series, but before that, they joined us for a quick interview.  Cathy, we are overjoyed that you’ll be joining us for our series Real Talk! Why is important for the philanthropic […]

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