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A New Spin on Things: Responding to Increasing Challenges in Microfinance

On Monday, September 21st, Women’s World Banking, a network of 40 leading microfinance institutions and banks in 29 countries that bring financial products and services to low-income women entrepreneurs, launched the Center for Microfinance Leadership.   MasterCard Foundation, founding sponsor of the Center, provided $3.1 million in funding to jumpstart the effort.  Also among the Center’s […]

Where Are the Women?

By Adrienne Villani Re-posted with permission from Ed. Note: Today FLiP brings you a great thought piece from Adrienne at Beyond Profit, who explores the dearth of female social development bloggers and social entrepreneurs. It struck me as odd the other day as I perused my Google Reader that only six of the forty […]

NYC Female FLiPs: A Little Friday Fun for a Cause

Collier Strong, L’Oreal Paris Consulting Makeup Artist, has illuminated the faces of Eva Longoria Parker, Andie MacDowell, Kerry Washington and more.  And tomorrow, he and a team of L’Oreal makeup artists be on hand in New York City to give YOU a complimentary mini-makeover…all in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Makeovers will use L’Oreal […]

Why Working At a Nonprofit Might Just Be a Really Smart Thing To Do

I was very much on the Women in Business fast-track. I worked in finance for two summers during college, and my senior fall, I applied and was accepted to business school. In the months prior to my graduation from college, however, to everyone’s surprise and some people’s horror, I deferred business school for two years and signed up to work at a nonprofit in the Bronx. From my interactions during my summer internships in the finance industry, I found that so many young, ambitious souls, myself included, had been socialized into believing that an elite financial firm was simply the next checkbox beneath an Ivy League college.

Women in Philanthropy: Will they change the direction of philanthropy? Is their approach to philanthropy different from that of men?

One of the most talked about aspects of philanthropy today is the increasing importance of women in philanthropy – as fundraisers, foundation executives and as donors. The latter are of special interest today, as women now own 51% of the country’s wealth and 65% of the stock traded on the stock exchange every day. They also own 6.2 million businesses; they have high powered jobs and high salaries in corporate America and are expected to inherit billions of dollars in the next five decades.

The Women’s Sector? Not Quite…

Cigar smoke, scotch on the rocks, “boy’s club” antics.  Fortunate for those of us in the nonprofit and philanthropic world, such stereotypical images of the corporate elite and gender homogeny do not find themselves within the walls of our altruistic endeavors.  We fight for social justice, equality, and unbiased access to opportunity.  We benefit from […]

March: Diversity

This month, FLiP has decided to wade into a complex subject: diversity. Starting now, and going forward on a regular basis, we want to address the various ways in which diversity impacts our jobs in the philanthropic sector. Diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, and religion all play a role in the choices that funders make, […]