Investing in women has a positive economic impact across generations and throughout communities.
Here in Massachusetts and throughout the country, women and girls' rights and cause have been receiving increased attention within the political space and in our overall culture. Reports are showing, however, that this increased interest has not translated into increased philanthropic support. In 2016, for example, organizations focused on women and girls received 1.6% of donations given that year.
During this program, we will discuss how some of these issues manifest locally in Massachusetts and identify what is happening to address those issues, as well as what could be happening to move the work forward. Featured speakers will shed light on what their organizations are doing to help address these factors. This session is an opportunity to hear from and meet nonprofit representatives working in this arena, as well as gather with other funders interested in supporting this work.
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Amy Segal Shorey
Amy Segal Shorey is a senior grantmaker and advisor for six GMA client foundations, and consultant to other donors and foundations. Amy takes particular pride in the work these clients do in fields as diverse as health, environment, education and social justice. As a short-term or ongoing advisor, she supports boards of trustees in strategic development and governance. Amy has been a workshop leader for family trustees, and has helped develop the Foundations in Practice® case study series.
Amy has served on several nonprofit boards, both nationally and in Boston. Her experience as a member of Yale’s first coed freshman class, and being the mother of two daughters inspires her continuing interest in girls’ empowerment.
Jessica Teperow is the Director of Prevention Programs for REACH Beyond Domestic Violence. Prior to coming to REACH, Jessica has worked in the field of sexual assault and domestic violence prevention for the past seventeen years in Boston, Washington D.C, and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has years of experience coordinating education and outreach programs at Rape Crisis Centers and Domestic Violence organizations including Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County and Casa Myrna in Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica graduated from American University with a degree in Women and Gender Studies with a concentration in sexual assault and domestic violence prevention. She has used her academic research on different violence prevention methods and curricula to create and implement dating and sexual violence programming with colleges, universities, middle and high schools, and juvenile probation programs. In her role at REACH she trains professionals who interact with survivors of domestic violence- such as law enforcement, medical professionals, clinicians and educators- to increase their capacity to recognize, respond to, and prevent intimate partner violence. Throughout her career, Mrs. Teperow has spoken to hundreds of young adults and professionals with the goal of initiating dialogue about the critical issues of relationship violence and sexual assault.
This program is designed in partnership with the Imago Dei Fund.