Celebrating Women in Philanthropy
International Women's Day Edition
Until the 1960's women in North America were limited around their career choices. Employment protection was only afforded to those women who were teachers, nurses, sales clerks and secretaries; jobs that were deemed "feminine." In Canada, it was the Royal Commission of the Status of Women passed in 1970, that shifted how women engaged with the workforce and accessed educational opportunities. These shifts included wage equality, employment standards, childcare and maternity support. The ripple effect is what we are witnessing today.
Fast forward 60 years, women leaders in all industries has sky-rocketed. This in turn has generated vast amounts of capital resources that are being deployed in our communities.
In celebration of #IWD2020 this edition focuses on the impact that women are and will play in philanthropy.
Treeshakers - Four Women Philanthropists
Women who have Shaped or are Re-Shaping Community
In celebration of  International Women’s Day  we want to share the stories of some female philanthropists that have shaped our communities and fostered social change around the world. We have highlighted three of these women in an upcoming 60’ish Seconds of Philanthropy video that can be found on our website –  https://karmaandcents.com/60-ish-second-videos/
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60-ish Seconds of Philanthropy
Celebrating Women in Philanthropy
How have women influenced the charitable sectors in their communities? This is the question we asked for this week's 60'ish Seconds of Philanthropy

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Have a suggestion for a 60'ish Seconds of Philanthropy video? Drop us a line with your idea.
Upcoming Workshops
Women & Philanthropy: How the Re-Gendering of Wealth is Changing the Philanthropic Landscape

8am - Noon
March 18, 2020 - Calgary Zoo

Fee $50 - Includes breakfast

In the world of philanthropy, how do men and women differ? What kind of philanthropists do women make and how does philanthropy focus on women? How will these issues affect the future of philanthropy?

For more information please email Karen: cagp.southernalberta@gmail.com  or call 403-984-1228
For other 2020 workshop offerings and information about our past sessions please visit our website.
So you Want to Change the World, eh? Joint Ventures Between Family Foundations and Others

Both dates: 11am to 1pm

April 14th, 2020 - Calgary UofA Campus

April 16th, 2020 - Edmonton UofA Downtown Campus

Fee $50 - Includes lunch

More and more funders are requiring their recipients to work collaboratively with other organizations, but few funders model this same behavior. This workshop explores different collaborative approaches between funders for moving their philanthropic agendas forward. Client case studies will be provided and participants will leave with tools and resources they can take back to their families and businesses.
What we are Reading
We are always updating our bookshelf . Check out the latest additions to our library. Including Melinda Gates' book Moment of Lift, Margaret Heffernan's Willful Blindness and Getting to Maybe by Frances Westley and Brenda Zimmerman.

Have a book recommendation? Please send us the suggestion and we will add it to the list.

Happy Reading!
Equality is a right.
" Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to each of the 17 goals. Only by ensuring the rights of women and girls across all the goals will we get to justice and inclusion, economies that work for all, and sustaining our shared environment now and for future generations." ~ UN Women

Private philanthropy plays a significant role in achieving gender equality, and ultimately sustainable development. This video highlights the UN's 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.