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'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.

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Cocktails & Conversations

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

  • Working Women of Color Research presentation (January 30)
  • Our Reproductive Freedoms (February 27)
  • Stopping Sexual Harassment (April 3)
  • Feminist Youth Voices (September 26)
  • How to Flip Unconscious Bias (October 23)

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.

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Salary Negotiation Skills Workshop

WFRI is pleased to offer the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start$mart and Work$mart Salary Negotiation Skills Curricula.

The trainings are 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.

The workshop runs two hours. 




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Women Leading Change

May 1, 2019 - This is the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s premier 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 theme this year is Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). Keynote speaker: NASA Scientist Kimberly Arcand.  The event will include a sit-down dinner.
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Golf Tournament for Gender Equity

Scramble style golf tournament with dinner and prizes. Sept. 29, 2019, Cranston Country Club

Do you want to support programs that invest in women and girls in RI?  Want a great way to network with clients or spend time with friends?  Please join the Women's Fund of Rhode Island for a scramble style golf tournament, with boxed lunch and full dinner. Registration is at 11:30am and shotgun start begins at 12:00pm. 

There is a dinner only option for those who don't golf or who can't get away for the day, starting at 5:00pm, which includes a short program and raffle.

It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or a pro at the game of golf- we're here for fun and to support a great cause!

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