Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

By Maggie Dunne

Founder and CEO, Lakota Children’s Enrichment

Women comprise almost 75% of the workforce in the charitable sector, but only 10% reach top leadership positions.

What are promising strategies to address gender inequity in the talent pipeline? Are women CEOs in the charitable sector compensated as much as their male counterparts? How do we create diverse and inclusive organizations?

Join nonprofit and philanthropic leaders and the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows at the 2016 Independent Sector Conference where, during a special session, we will have a conversation about gender equity—one of the most important challenges facing the charitable sector today.

For the collaborative project of our 2015 American Express NGen fellowship, we have researched the value of gender equity in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector and developed content—like articles, blog posts, infographics, and videos—to highlight our findings and spark conversation.

Learn how you can engage with these findings and continue the conversation about gender equity in your organization and beyond.


Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

Thursday, November 17 5:20 pm, Washington Hilton Hotel


  • Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire (moderator)
  • Gretchen Beesing, CEO, Catalyst Miami
  • Sheila Herrling, Senior Vice President for Social Innovation, The Case Foundation
  • Mizmun Kusairi, VP of Strategy and Finance, GuideStar

The 2016 Independent Sector Conference is getting close, so be sure to register and mark your calendar because it’s a session you don’t want to miss. See you there!