Women's Summit Archive

Women clapping and standing at the women's philanthropy summit

2022 Summit

For the first time since 2019, more than 200 Fordham alumnae, faculty, parents, and friends, gathered for the sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit held on October 19. The 2022 Summit theme, Catalysts for Change: Women Innovators, centered around how Fordham women, across a variety of industries, are leveraging their unique brand of leadership to make a mark on and transform their fields for the betterment of their colleagues and the world around us.

2021 Summit

At Fordham’s Fifth Annual Women’s Summit held virtually on October 20, business and community leaders joined alumni, philanthropists, and friends to discuss empathetic leadership and the power of giving. Held as the University, the city, and the nation emerge from the worst of the pandemic, the event featured lots of talk about the effects of COVID variants, vaccines, and remote work, with participants largely agreeing that the only thing certain about the near future is uncertainty. 

2020 Summit

From the comfort of their own homes, more than 400 Fordham alumnae, parents, faculty, and friends tuned into the 2020 virtual Summit held on October 21 from locations around the globe. They listened to expert financial advice and heard from panels that explored topics like personal resilience, maintaining a career—and a household—amid a pandemic, and relinquishing the need for perfection.

2019 Summit

From our families to our communities, from our workplaces to our world, women's philanthropy creates positive change and preserves the things we love. At Fordham's third annual Women's Philanthropy Summit, held on October 23, we came together to expand our capacity for both.

2018 Summit

A powerhouse of women rallied at Fordham’s second annual Women’s Philanthropy Summit on October 24 to share ideas about careers, life milestones, and the power of giving. The all-day summit drew about 250 alumnae, students, faculty, and friends to Fordham Law School.

2017 Summit

175 Fordham women came together on the Lincoln Center Campus for a half day of community building, networking, and philanthropy on November 6 for the first Women's Philanthropy Summit.