Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Corporate Sponsorships

Download the 2019 Corporate Sponsorship Packet. This packet includes all the different programs that you can participate in.

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Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter

April 30, 2020 - This is the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s premier fundraising event, bringing together business and community leaders, social activists, philanthropists, and anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women and girls in Rhode Island. The event will include a sit-down dinner.

Cocktails & Conversations

Each quarterly networking event features a speaker or panel of speakers. Topics include: 

  • Research Release- An Uneven Path: State Investments in Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency (January 8)
  • Politically Engaged Art (March 26)
  • Voting Rights Then and Now (September 23)
  • Unpacking Privilege (October 21)

As a sponsor, you choose the topic(s) you’d like to support. We can also customize a topic that is of particular interest to your business. We will schedule the date and location once sponsorship is in place to ensure sponsor convenience in attending. Topics are subject to change based on interest.

Women's Policy Institute

The Women’s Policy Institute is a nine (9) month program designed to train women to be strong policy advocates at the state and local level.  The program teaches public policy skills to grassroots leaders, increases their participation in policy formation and implementation and prepares them to lead ongoing advocacy and policy work.  Each cohort chooses a policy initiative that they will champion throughout the program.  Recent examples include support of the Temporary Caregiver Insurance bill and repealing the “Tampon Tax.” 

WFRI chooses participants who demonstrate the potential to lead on issues of gender equity.  Each participant must commit to the integral aspects of the program including research, contributing to the development of a bill and advocacy of the issues supporting the bill at the State House.

Through a Gender Lens Series

The training is designed to inform participants about the gender wage and wealth gaps, understand how these gaps affect personal economic security and life goals, gain confidence in their ability to negotiate through facilitated discussion and role-play skills they will use for the rest of their working lives.

Description:  Workshops designed to address issues of diversity and inequity.  Topics include:

  • Start$mart Negotiation Skills for Graduating College Students (to be run multiple times)*
  • Work$mart Negotiation Skills for Those Seeking Raises & Promotions (to be run multiple times)*
  • Advocacy 101 (to be run multiple times)
  • Men as Workplace Allies (to be run multiple times)
  • Electoral Debate (to be run once)

*In conjunction with the American Association of University Women