Why Investing in Women and Girls Makes Good Business Sense.
Presentation by Christine Grumm, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Network in San Francisco, California, to participants in a seminar entitled: Smart Change- Investing in Women and Girls. The conference was held at Leopoldskron Palace, Headquarters of the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria.
The Women's Funding Network was a co-sponsor of the seminar in Salzburg which brought together 60 representatives of philanthropic and donor institutions from the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Ms Grumm has more than 30 years of experience in women's philanthropy.
In her opening address to the seminar in Salzburg she identified recent trends in philanthropy with respect to investing in women and girls and why such investment leads to progressive social and economic change.
Christine Grumm has been president and chief executive officer of the Women's
Funding Network (WFN) in San Francisco, California, since 2000 and has more
than three decades of experience as a leader in effecting social change through
civil society, especially through women's philanthropy. Prior to joining WFN,
Ms. Grumm served as executive director of the Chicago Foundation for Women.
Ms. Grumm was executive director of Education Program Associates, a nonprofit
public health, education, and training organization. She is currently a board
member of Mayaworks, an organization providing opportunities for partnership
between Mayan women artisans in Guatemala and women in the United States.
Ms. Grumm holds a B.A. in health education and community organizing and an
M.A. in women's studies from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She
served on the faculty of Salzburg Global Seminar Session 447, Breaking the
Glass Ceiling: Women in Politics and Business, in 2007; and and participated in
an initiative meeting on Optimizing Institutional Philanthropy in 2008.