Women

Learning to Bridge a Generation Gap in Philanthropy
July 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

A decade ago, shortly before their daughter, Caitlin Heising, started her freshman year at Brown University, Liz Simons, a former teacher, and her husband, Mark Heising, the founder of an investment firm, established the Heising-Simons Foundation, a family philanthropy focused initially on education, climate and the physical sciences. “I’ve always asked a lot of questions…

What Does a CEO Look Like? New Female 'Foundation 500' List Challenges Stereotypes
June 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

From a Peruvian trout farm manager to the head of an Indonesian meatball company, a list of 500 women entrepreneurs in emerging markets was launched on Thursday to challenge the stereotype of a typical company boss and inspire women globally. The "Foundation 500" list features the portraits and careers of 500 female entrepreneurs in 11…

Trump Expansion of Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ Will Restrict $8.8B in US Aid
May 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

President Trump’s executive order to block U.S. aid to groups abroad that counsel or provide referrals about abortion went into effect Monday and will restrict nearly $9 billion in foreign health assistance. The rule, which has reproductive-rights advocates reeling, is significantly broader than similar bans in place intermittently since 1984. Those past actions were limited…

For Women, There’s No Place Like Home Nonprofits
April 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

Women are the minority gender in the corporate world still, though in absolute numbers there are many competent and highly successful women. As a percentage these competent, successful women are few, they are often judged harshly...

Girl Scouts: More Than the Sum of Its Cookies
April 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years, and in 2017 alone, 200 million boxes will be bought. Yet according to the organization's top leader, those delicious treats come with a very serious purpose—and themselves represent big money. "We have an $850 million dollar business," Sylvia Acevedo, Girl Scouts of USA interim CEO, told…

AFP’s Top Story on Women’s Day Turns Heads, Sparks Backlash
March 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm

Since the 1960s, the Association of Fundraising Professionals has supported charities and advocated global change. While the AFP has claimed to be an organization that advocates for “ethical and effective fundraising,” they recently have been under fire for not supporting women’s rights...