Greetings from sunny California! Although, I’ve just realized that the entire day has gone by and I’ve yet to step outside to actually feel the sunshine. That’s because I am here for what, so far has been an absolutely amazing experience—the Women’s Funding Network’s 2012 Summit: Women, Economics and Peace.
I am joined by women from all over the globe—Kenya, Amsterdam, Australia, as well as from every corner of the U.S. And we are all here for the same reason: women everywhere are disproportionately impacted by the challenges rooted in conflict and economic instability. But there is strength in numbers. Together we can build community; think of new ways to bring people together; and solve problems by realigning our thoughts and processes.
My day started with listening to incredibly talented and brilliant women share their knowledge, expertise and motivation. But the underlying theme everyone seemed to touch upon was about collective impact. Ours. Together. Change can be made.
These next two days promise to motivate, teach, share, inspire. Thank you Women’s Funding Network, and new President/CEO, Michele Ozumba! I now know the state of women’s funds is excellent. Because of that, the Boston Women’s Fund is stronger, more confident and as ready as ever to face the challenges that lie before us.