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Women's Philanthropy Summit

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October 24, 2018

7:30 a.m.
8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Networking Reception
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Costantino Room, Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center Campus, New York City

Join us at the Lincoln Center campus for a full day of community building, networking, and philanthropy.

Last year at our inaugural event, we brought together nearly 200 Fordham women from several generations. This year, we are expanding our session offerings and expect to sell out, so please register soon. Registration is $75.

Questions? Contact Liz Davis at


Harriet Edelman

Building a Plan for Philanthropy

Harriet Edelman, GABELLI ’80
Vice Chair of Emigrant Bank

Kirsten Swinth

Women Organizing for Change: Feminism’s Forgotten Fight for Work and Family

Kirsten N. Swinth
Associate Professor of History at Fordham University

Anne Williams-Isom

Leveraging Your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Make a Difference

Anne L. Williams-Isom, FCLC ’86
CEO of Harlem’s Children’s Zone

Panel Sessions

Panel sessions will include the following panel discussions:

A View from the Top: Perspectives from Successful Women

Success should be shared. Find out how these Fordham alumnae navigated both professional and personal obstacles to break into the upper echelons of their industries.

Preparing Women for Leadership

Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Discover why these mentors are committed to preparing others for leadership positions in their careers and communities.

Teamwork and Motivation in the Workplace

Today’s workplace thrives on collaboration. Hear from women experienced in motivating teams to work toward common goals—whether on the court or in the office.

Work/Life Balance at Every Stage of Your Life

Every stage of life brings its joys and complexities. Join our panelists as we explore innovative ways of balancing life’s changing demands when time is always in short supply.

Keeping the Faith: Engaging the Next Generation in Conversations of Spirituality and Service

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.

Women’s Giving: How Women Accumulate and Distribute Wealth

Financial literacy is integral to women’s success. In this special keynote panel, learn how these four women turned financial success into a passion for giving back.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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