Top Experts From Delivering Good Roundtable Series Provide Empowering Insights for Women in Business and Philanthropy
Three-Part Series Available Now for Replay Online
NEW YORK, July 1, 2021
NEW YORK, July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The national nonprofit Delivering Good has completed a robust and dynamic three-part series, virtually attended by over 500 people in June, covering leadership, philanthropy and opportunities to support women. The panel discussions are now available at https://www.Delivering-Good.org/womenofinspiration.
"It has been an honor for Delivering Good to gather such an accomplished and inspiring group of speakers representing the top leadership in their fields, each driving change that will impact our futures. Not only did our Women of Inspiration Roundtable Series engage stellar leaders as moderators, role models and speakers, but we also exceeded the fundraising goal of $200,000," said Lisa Gurwitch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delivering Good. "We are especially happy that many more people can watch the replay of these events, share them with colleagues, friends and staff, and continue to support us online."
"Women's leadership is critical to the mission of Delivering Good, and we have a long history of it. I'm proud to be chair and support our remarkable female CEO and our highly diverse board of women and incredible men. Much of our assistance also helps women and single mothers to reach their full potential," said Andrea Weiss, Delivering Good Board Chair and Founder/CEO of The O Alliance. "Delivering Good has a vision for a more equitable world in which children, adults, and families facing huge challenges have the useful items that they need to help overcome adversity and build self-esteem."
Delivering Good presented this roundtable series to celebrate experiences in women's leadership and offer insights to support women in their journeys. The speakers and panelists shared experiences and lessons about the success of women in business, academics, government, and public service, as well as the impact of gender in the charitable giving space.
1. CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP
The first event included an impressive group of women sharing their unique perspective on the opportunities to gain leadership today, as well as overcoming challenges that women may have in seeking new leadership responsibilities. The program featured Congresswoman Kathy Manning, U.S. Representative (D-NC) as the keynote speaker. Lisa Kaplowitz, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business, Rutgers University as the moderator and the panelists were: Fran Horowitz, CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.; Cynthia "Cynt" Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks; and Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer for the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.
Panelist Cynt Marshall, shared her impact on workforce diversity with this statement, "I've earned the right to be there and it's good that I'm there. I take it as an opportunity to show other people what happens when you have a woman or a black person or black woman at the table. It's an opportunity to educate people and make them want to have more people who look like me."
2. THE POWER OF WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY
Women are playing an increasingly larger role in our charitable giving space in 2021. Representing 51% of total wealth in the United States, with resources exceeding $20 trillion, women are more likely than men to give to virtually all types of charities. This panel explored the emerging power of women in philanthropy, discussing how to better engage women in the philanthropic space and make greater things happen in the philanthropy world. The moderator for this panel was Lisa Gurwitch, President and CEO of Delivering Good. The panelists were: Janiece Evans-Page, CEO, Tides; Lily Kanter, Founder and CEO, Boon Supply Co and Co-Founder of Serena & Lily; Michele Le Moal-Gray, Chairperson, Countess Moira Charitable Foundation; and Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Acumen.
Jacqueline Novogratz shared this insight on humility in philanthropy, "The real change-makers and the best philanthropists, have the humility to see the world as it is, yet the audacity to imagine that we could change it. The ability to fail, get up and try again, comes from knowing that you're not the most important person, that you are here to serve others. At its essence, that's what humility is."
3. A NEW DAY, A NEW HORIZON
The landscape of challenges that prominent leaders are experiencing in their industries is ever-changing and it is hard to imagine what will come next. This panel discussed how both women and men can prepare for the impact these changes will have, and how to ensure spaces are created for women from all walks of life to thrive. The moderator was Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global Head of Industry Solutions for Google Cloud. The panelists were: Meg Crofton, Former President, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S and France; Valerie Grant, SVP/Senior Portfolio Manager, Alliance Bernstein, LP; Pam Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products, ViacomCBS Inc.; and James Rhee, Impact Investor & CEO, and Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship, Howard University.
Panelist Meg Crofton had the following to say about changes on the horizon, "Post pandemic, there's a new appreciation for the type of head and heart leadership that is needed. Things like communication and empathy and transparency and listening, those are the hard things to do day in and day out. And they represent traits that stereotypically are strengths of women."
The committee members for the Women of Inspiration Roundtable Series were led by Co-Chairs Carole Postal and Karen Bromley, and include Megan K. Bannigan, Paula Bennett, Monica Bertran, Gaye Dean, Carole Hochman, Carol Lapidus, Amber Mundinger, Emily Olah, Hebe Schecter, and Beth Tractenberg. Silver Level sponsors that supported the roundtable series are Bloomberg LP, Burlington Stores Inc., Centric Brands, Gerber Childrenswear LLC, Global Brands Group, Lisa Gurwitch, Carole Hochman, Kaltex America, The O Alliance RSM, and Spotlight Licensing. The Bronze Level sponsors are The A Woodner Fund Inc, The Bennett and Arzoomanian Family Fund, The Bromley Group, Debevoise & Plimpton, Eileen Fisher Foundation, The Joester Loria Group, MMG Advisors, Pryor Cashman, Ross Stores and Tharanco Group Inc. Media sponsors are Sourcing Journal and WWD.
About Delivering Good
Delivering Good is a national nonprofit organization that provides people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise donated by retailers and manufacturers. Since 1985, Delivering Good has distributed over $2 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners, offering hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families and individuals. For more information, please visit Delivering Good and follow @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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