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Women's Philanthropy Summit

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October 24, 2018

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.


Keynote Speakers

Harriet Edelman, GABELLI MBA ‘80, Vice Chair, Emigrant Savings Bank on Financial Literacy and Security

Anne L. Williams-Isom, FCLC ‘86, CEO, Harlem’s Children’s Zone on Leveraging Your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Make a Difference


Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will include panel discussions on:

  • A View from the Top: Perspectives from Successful Women
  • Preparing Women for Leadership
  • Teamwork and Motivation in the Workplace
  • Work/Life Balance at Every Stage of Your Life
  • Keeping the Faith: Engaging the Next Generation in Conversations of Spirituality and Service
  • Women's Giving: How Women Accumulate and Distribute Wealth

Tentative Agenda

7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:15 a.m. – Welcome / Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University
8:40 a.m. – Scholarship Student Speaker
8:45 a.m. – Opening Keynote Speaker
9:30 a.m. – Break
9:55 a.m. – Breakout Sessions 1
10:40 a.m. – Break
11:05 a.m. – Keynote Speaker
11:55 a.m. – Lunch
12:35 p.m. – Pioneering Women of Philanthropy Honored
1:20 p.m. – Break
1:30 p.m. – Breakout Session 2
2:15 p.m. – Break
2:30 p.m. – Keynote Panel
3:20 p.m. – Closing Keynote Speaker
4:15-5:15 p.m. – Networking Reception

View more about last year's summit.