Events

Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Event Calendar

We have an event for all kinds of interests. Our popular Cocktails and Conversations series focuses on relevant social and advocacy issues. Each event features three expert panelists and a moderator in a casual setting meant for learning and networking. 

Since 2017, over 900 women have attended one or more of our workshops and report an increased ability to address women’s issues within their community. Of the 55 women who attended our “Run As You Are” workshop, 18% ran for office in the subsequent election and 60% of those who ran won their legislative seat. Additional statistics show that another 30% committed to running for office in the next five years. 95% of those who have attended our salary negotiation classes indicated that they were likely to implement the ideas and concepts learned in the workshop. 75% of those attending our gender equity in the workplace workshop felt they learned something valuable through the program.

We hold two large fundraisers a year: Women Leading Change and our Golf Tournament for Gender Equity. In 2019 Women Leading Change sold out and featured keynote speaker Kimberly Arcand and we honored Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and Anna Cano-Morales. Our attendees, donors, and sponsors at these fundraisers helped us raise over $50,000 in 2018 and even more in 2019.

Thank you to all who continue to attend our events and to those of you who we have yet to meet, we're looking forward to seeing you at the next one.