‘Women and Philanthropy’ Category

May 18th, 2012, 6:00 am

Ms. Foundation Event Reveals Movement in Transition

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “How can we explain that the women’s movement is part of everything?” Gloria Steinem asked Monday night at the Ms. Foundation’s annual Gloria Awards dinner. “I, for one, am tired of reporters asking if I’m interested in anything else.” While Steinem was referring to the fact that women [...]

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May 11th, 2012, 6:00 am

Unique Partnership Helps Girls Build Bigger Dreams

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Earlier this week, Texas Wall Street Women, a networking and philanthropy group of women in investment management, gathered in Dallas to discuss investment and market trends. The event was held in support of the group’s philanthropic work supporting the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, a public [...]

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August 25th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Women in Philanthropy: Tania Mulry, Founder and CEO, DDx Media and edRover

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There’s security in staying with what you know. But there are a lot of other interesting pursuits out there,” said Tania Mulry, Founder and CEO of DDx Media and edRover. “Take a chance and do something you’ve always dreamed of doing.” Mulry took the plunge herself – leaving [...]

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August 12th, 2011, 6:00 am

Women in Philanthropy: Frances Hesselbein on Leadership and Diversity

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) At the headquarters of the Girl Scouts of the USA on Tuesday, the organization welcomed home its beloved leader Frances Hesselbein, who served as its CEO from 1976 to 1990. Upon taking the reins, she led the faltering organization to a new era of dynamic success, by implementing [...]

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June 30th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Ms. JD Celebrates Education and Empowerment

By Kelly Tanner (New York) As the light faded outside the offices which overlooked the Statue of Liberty last week, a team of professionals gathered at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP to celebrate women’s successes. The event honored Ms. JD’s New York City chapter and its new Global Education Fund, founded last year to assist women [...]

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June 17th, 2011, 6:00 am

Building Careers and Doing Good

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley held its third annual Strategy Challenge event, the culmination of an eight-week program in which 60 of the firm’s up-and-coming talent put their skills to use for fifteen charities in need of strategic advice on organizational growth. Audrey Choi, Managing Director of Global Sustainable [...]

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May 13th, 2011, 6:00 am

5 Reasons to Continue Volunteering at Every Stage of Your Career

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Many women who are featured or profiled on The Glass Hammer have sung the virtues of volunteering – from serving on non-profit boards to working in soup kitchens, many women are breaking the glass ceiling while taking part in philanthropic efforts. Some have described how volunteering has helped [...]

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April 1st, 2011, 6:00 am

Project Nanhi Kali: Educating Girls for a Growing India

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) As India’s growth – 8% last year, measured by GDP – quickly outstrips its supply of talented workers, the country will need to focus on better educating its huge population, particularly its girls and young women. According to a new report by Catalyst, India is facing a severe [...]

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October 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Pooling Corporate Philanthropy Efforts for Real Progress

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There are 600 million young women between the ages of 13 and 19,” said Louise Guido, president and CEO of the Foundation for Social Change. The organization works to unite leaders from non-profits, governments, and companies, to share best practices and collaborate in their efforts toward improving environmental [...]

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October 15th, 2010, 6:00 am

Corporate Philanthropy: Touching Lives and Filling the Career Pipeline Too

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On The Glass Hammer, we’ve covered a number of corporate philanthropy and development programs. Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot about the importance of making sure those programs are sustainable in the long term, and measuring success over time. But by maintaining a large-scale, institutional focus (as important [...]

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