Women Give San Diego’s 10 Year Anniversary

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In honor of our 10 Year Anniversary coming up later this year, we’ve added in this new section of our newsletter with special, fresh content including fun facts about our organization, reflections on the last decade, and shared memorable moments all in celebration of 10 Years of Women Give San Diego. “WHAT WE’VE LEARNED”: Linda Katz and Gayle Tauber shared with …

Surviving (and Thriving) in Male Dominated Industries

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General Membership Meeting March 6th The Communications Committee hosted a panel by three of our Women Give members entitled “Surviving and Thriving in Male-Dominated Industries”.  The panelists included Karin Winner, who began her career as a journalist and concluded as the first woman editor of the San Diego Union Tribune, Christine Oster, who spent several decades at Intel, from its …

Exploring Gender and Sexuality Spectrums

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Consider these sobering statistics: 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ, most having left or been kicked out of unsupportive homes. Nearly a fifth of homeless youth in the United States and Canada are victims of trafficking, reportsfrom the University of Pennsylvania and Loyola University New Orleans  ~Philanthropy News Digest “LGBT San Diego’s Trailblazing Generation”found that 23% of seniors earn less than $20,000 a year and …

Grant Partner Impact Event

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September 6, 2018 The Women Give Impact Event was an informative and fun membership meeting, with about 60 women from WGSD and the four nonprofit grant partners in attendance. There was a “mix and mingle” time followed by a short introduction to Women Give San Diego and the work of the Community Engagement Team, as well as an introduction to our four …

California Women’s Well-Being Index

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If you’ve ever questioned whether the work that Women Give San Diego does is vitally important, a new study by the California Budget and Policy Center and the Women’s Foundation of California will dispel any doubts. They have created a California Women’s Well-Being Index, which provides a comprehensive measure of how well women are doing in each of the state’s …

Grants Celebration of Impact

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On May 21st, Women Give San Diego membership and guests came together for our 2018 Grants Ceremony. This was a celebration—a celebration of our mission in action, a celebration of the past and forthcoming accomplishments of our newest grant partners, a celebration of the strength and resilience of the women and girls they serve, and a celebration of the power …

Who’s in the Room – The Power of Our Connections

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Women Give San Diego convened March 12th for one of its five annual general membership meetings.  The meeting took place at the Jewish Family Center, and was attended by 55 of the most powerful women in San Diego.  You might not hear about them in the UT, but we are so proud to have them as members and guests of …

Coming From Away : Local Refugee and Immigrant Women

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One of the six areas of focus for Women Give San Diego is helping immigrant and refugee women. Two weeks ago, the Education Team led a lively panel discussion of recent policy changes that are impacting local refugee and immigrant women. The four panelists were from organizations that are working to help these women navigate through these changes, including two …

Women are Fueling the Growth of Collective Philanthropy Giving Circles

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By Ben Paytner, reprinted from Fast Company, 11/20/17 If you don’t have a lot of money to donate to a cause, you could give a little bit whenever you can afford it, or you might consider pooling that money with others who have similar interests. That way, your group can give a larger sum all at once, which, for cause …

Back to School for WGSD

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Women Give San Diego kicked off this year’s fall general membership program at the Braille Institute with a “Back-to-School” panel focused on education policy. Former State Senator and WGSD member, Dede Alpert, assembled and moderated a panel of experts to discuss the issues of public education, which impacts the lives of women and families in San Diego County and across …