Video Library

Video Library

Video Library

2021 Women's History Month with Senator Reed

Women's Fund of Rhode Island celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021. In the past twenty years, they have been a part of major coalitions and legislative campaigns that have resulted in better policies for women and girls in Rhode Island. Join Senator Reed and Women’s Fund or Rhode Island for a panel discussion to celebrate Women’s History Month. We’ll be discussing the long-term positive impact these policies have had and what else we can build on to make them even stronger. Panelist include: Dulari Tahbildar Senator Gayle Goldin Rochelle Lee

Black Women Lead Panel Discussion

The women’s movement must play a key role in addressing racism and gender inequity. Join us for a conversation with Black women leading RI organizations at the intersection of economic, racial & gender justice on how we can use this moment of awakening to drive a meaningful shift towards change. Recorded on February 24, 2021 Moderator: Reza Clifton Speakers: Kimberly Zouzoua, VP of Strategic Partnerships, CWE Ditra Edwards, Sista Fire Lisa Ranglin, RIBBA

Women's Well-Being Index panel discussion

The Rhode Island Women’s Well-Being Index is a multifaceted, composite measure that consists of five “dimensions”: Health, Personal Safety, Employment & Earnings, Economic Security, and Political Empowerment. Each dimension will be composed of six indicators that have been standardized and combined to create dimension scores, on a scale from zero to 100, for each of Rhode Island’s counties. The five dimension scores will create an overall Women’s Well-Being Index score for each county in Rhode Island. This database will is the first centralized source of its kind in Rhode Island. Moderator: Paige Clausius Parks, Rhode Island Kids Count Panelists: Nishi Kumar, RI Housing and Well-Being Index research team member Angela Kemp, Day One Dr. Deborah Pearlman, Brown University *Funding for the Well-Being Index has been provided by Craig Newmark Philanthropies and the Nordson Foundation

2020 in Review

Let's take a look back at some of our highlights from 2020.

Kiersten Marek introduces us to Philanthropy Women

This is an essential resource for gender equity news and resources. Kiersten has also generously offered a $1200 #GivingTuesday donation match this year. Can you help us meet her match on December 1, 2020? https://wfri.org/giving

Cocktails and Conversations: Unpacking Privilege

October 21, 2020 Unpacking Privilege. At times, hearing feedback about privilege, race, and gender can sting. These important conversations can feel like attacks. Let’s unpack some different areas of privilege: White privilege, able-bodied privilege, civic privilege, and cisgender privilege. Let’s learn how to receive feedback and be better allies. We’ll learn from the personal experiences of people doing work to help others understand the privilege they may not even know that they possess. Moderated by: Eileen Kwesiga, Bryant University Panelists Include: Rachael Gavin, CEO, PR(iSM) Resistance Coalition Gwendolyn Howard, Minister Emerita; St. Pauls' Universalist Church Zoe Kupetz, Brown University student This event is co-hosted by Bryant University and sponsored by IGT

Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter 2020

Women Leading Change: Our Voices Matter September 30, 2020 Watch our inspiring program featuring awardees Arlene Violet and Vanessa Volz. The gender equity champion speaker is Mary-dith Tuitt and the music is by Brooke Annibale.

Lorne Adrain is a Male Ally

Lorne talks about the importance of allyship in his personal and professional life. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/womens-fund-of-rhode-island/100-men-for-gender-equity

NASS Medallion Award

Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea, honors Women's Fund of Rhode Island with the NASS Medallion Award

Congressman David Cicilline is a Male Ally

In preparation for our 100 Men for Gender Equity fundraiser, Congressman Cicilline tells us why being a male ally is crucial for people in Rhode Island. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/womens-fund-of-rhode-island/100-men-for-gender-equity

Mayor Elorza is a Male Ally

Mayor Elorza practices allyship in his personal and private life and it shows. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/womens-fund-of-rhode-island/100-men-for-gender-equity

Ray Nuñez is a Male Ally!

Our friend, Ray, tells us about his unique perspective about why he's a male ally. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/womens-fund-of-rhode-island/100-men-for-gender-equity

Simone Joyaux on the founding of Women's Fund of Rhode Island

The mission of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island is to advance equity and social justice for women and girls – in all spheres of personal and community life including economic, cultural, educational, social, and political. Rhode Island Foundation talks with our founder, Simone Joyaux.

Kelly Nevins

Executive director talks about Women’s Fund of Rhode Island.

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