12 Ways You Can Move the Equality Needle

natalie lr12 Ways You Can Move the Equality Needle
Author: Natalie Lynn Rekstad (Member, Women Moving Millions)
Originally posted on October 26, 2015 on Soul Journey Philanthropy

One of my areas of philanthropic passion is women and girls, and I have mobilized large amounts of my financial resources in supporting organizations and causes that improve the lives of women and girls worldwide.

While mobilizing your financial resources is important and impactful, I want to emphasize that we are all richly endowed with resources other than what is in our wallets: our time, our talents, and our connections can all be powerful catalysts for social change. Today, I want to share 12 ways that you can help move the equality needle with your vast resources.

Read more from Natalie here.

A Plea to My Millennial Sisters*: Keep Ringing the Bell To Keep the Doors From Swinging Backwards for Your Daughters & Theirs… (* & brothers)

emily njA Plea to My Millennial Sisters*: Keep Ringing the Bell To Keep the Doors From Swinging Backwards for Your Daughters & Theirs… (* & brothers)
Author: Emily Nielsen Jones (Member, Women Moving Millions)
Originally posted on October 26, 2015 on LinkedIn

“But our position on women in leadership is really not a major issue.  It’s just a minor issue to us, not a core matter of faith.”  (a representative of a popular Ivy League campus ministry at eight schools speaking about their “complementarian” organizational structure which limits top leadership positions to men)

Have you too heard this familiar refrain?  Or said something along these lines?

Do you ever have this palpable sense that history isn’t just some distant set of events that you read about in a history book but rather feels very real and present?  That was my day yesterday.  The past in the present, the  present in the past.  A quintessential bloggable moment triggered by that nice little, well-intended refrain above.  Just a minor thing…

Read Emily’s full post here.

“Investing in Women”

Investing in Women
Author: Kristin Hull (Member, Women Moving Millions)
Originally posted on October 7, 2015 on the Stanford Social Innovation Review

“Impact investors are looking to use the power of business to address and solve for real problems like agriculture, clean energy, and financial inclusion. Engaging women as a lens into this process will only enhance outcomes for us all. By supporting diverse teams and female leaders in their innovative solutions work, we are investing in the world we want to see.”

To read the full article originally posted on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, click here.