2018 Women's Philanthropy 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 for a series of keynote speeches, forums, pep talks, networking breaks, and even a five-minute yoga session. But more than that, it was a chance for them to gather in the same room and discuss something they all had in common: how much Fordham meant to them.
Building a Plan for Philanthropy
Harriet Edelman, GABELLI ’80
Vice Chair of Emigrant Bank
Women Organizing for Change: Feminism’s Forgotten Fight for Work and Family
Kirsten N. Swinth
Associate Professor of History at Fordham University
Leveraging Your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Make a Difference
Anne L. Williams-Isom, FCLC ’86
CEO of Harlem’s Children’s Zone
2018 Panel Sessions
Panel sessions included the following panel discussions:
Success should be shared. Fordham alumnae discussed how they have navigated both professional and personal obstacles to break into the upper echelons of their industries.
Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Mentors shared why they are committed to preparing others for leadership positions in their careers and communities.
Today’s workplace thrives on collaboration. Panelists explained how they motivate teams to work toward common goals—whether on the court or in the office.
Every stage of life brings its joys and complexities. Panelists revealed innovative ways to balance life’s changing demands when time is always in short supply.
Americans are increasingly identifying as religious "nones." But these women have nevertheless been able to tap into the next generation’s sense of spirituality and social justice.
Financial literacy is integral to women’s success. In this special keynote panel, four women shared how they turned financial success into a passion for giving back.