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Evan Sargent tells us why she joined the Women's Policy Institute

Evan tells us why she applied to the Women's Policy Institute. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

Ebra tells us why she joined WPI

Ebra tells us why she applied to the Women's Policy Institute. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

Tamara Burman tells us why she joined WPI

Tamara tells us why she applied for the Women's Policy Institute and what she's taking with her after the year-long journey. #womeninleadership #policychange #systemschange #leadershiptraining #policytraining #advocacytraining #policyandadvocacy #womeninri #womenleaders HELPFUL LINKS Visit our Website: https://wfri.org/ Visit our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/womensfundri Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/womensfundri Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womensfundRI/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WomensFundRI Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wome... And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel! ABOUT WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND Women's Fund of Rhode Island invests in women and girls through research, advocacy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships designed to advance gender equity through systemic change. Our work lays the foundation for a more equitable Rhode Island and has made our state a national leader in public policies that are good for women and families.

100 Men for Gender Equity launch event 2021

Watch our launch party for our 100 Men for Gender Equity fundraiser! Ted Bunch of A Call to Men gives a compelling and deeply moving presentation on the incredible importance of promoting healthy, respectful manhood and being a male ally to those of marginalized genders. Get involved in 100 Men for Gender Equity by donating at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/..., checking out the Male Ally toolkit at https://wfri.org/research/, and becoming a volunteer for WFRI at https://wfri.org/getinvolved/! #100menforgenderequity #acalltomen #maleally #maleallies #genderequity #wfri #menathome #equalwork #upliftwomen #useyourprivilegeforgood #shesession #womenintheworkplace #menstepup #allyship

Brett Smiley is a Male Ally

Brett Smiley is a male ally because he recognizes the importance of doing the intentional work to develop leaders amongst communities of color, with women and girls, and other marginalized communities. Join Brett and other men from all over the country to connect about the importance of male allyship at #100MenforGenderEquity. Register now at https://events.eventzilla.net/e/100-m... Women need male allies more than ever. In the past year, hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost and the majority of those belonged to women. Women are leaving the workforce in record numbers causing AND women are picking up extra schooling, childcare, and home labor duties in addition to working full-time. How can you, as a man, support your colleagues, partners, family, or children? We'll launch our 100 Men for Gender Equity campaign this night and have some thought-provoking discussions and actions to take. Our featured speaker is Ted Bunch, co-founder of A Call to Men. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through 100 men raising $100 each. Are you up for the challenge? #maleally #maleallies #genderequity #wfri #menathome #equalwork #upliftwomen #useyourprivilegeforgood #shesession #womenintheworkplace #menstepup #allyship

2021 Women's Policy Institute Graduation

Watch the powerful and heartwarming graduation of the Women’s Policy Institute class of 2021 featuring speeches from Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island Sabina Matos, Secretary of State of Rhode Island Nellie Gorbea, and Governor of Rhode Island Daniel McKee. Also featuring music from Brooke Annibale. So many congratulations to D’Nysha Cook, Ebra Elsharoub, Emma Gauthier, Evan Sargent, Jenna Giguere, Jo-Ann Schofield, Kassie Hawkins, Kelsey Edwards, Kisa Takesue, Lori Viner, Olubunmi Olatunji, Susan Killenberg, Tamara Burman, Tifany Sanders, and Trinice Holden!

WPI Information Session 2021/2022

Applications are open until June 11, 2021. Please apply here: https://wfri.org/leadership The Women's Policy Institute (WPI) is a professional development and mentoring program designed to develop policy, advocacy, and strategic communications skills among women who are interested in influencing the policymaking process. Every year from September through June, WPI trains women across the state of Rhode Island on how to draft legislation and advocate for policies that will help make our state an equitable place to live. The members of these cohorts come from all walks of life with many different experience levels in policy work. Alumni include professors, retirees, recent college graduates, urban planners, talk show hosts, public sector employees, city councilwomen, nonprofit leaders, school administrators, small business owners, and even a state senator. Most recently, WPI fellows successfully advocated for paid family leave and pregnancy accommodations in the workplace, codified Roe vs. Wade through the Reproductive Privacy Act, and repealed the tampon tax, policies which have now been signed into law on a state-wide level. That's real change! WPI cultivates skills for shaping policy-making at the state level with the goal of increasing the number of women leaders in the state who are actively involved in influencing and applying policies for an equitable Rhode Island. One of those women could be you! Applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 program year. A limited number of stipends will be available for participants in need to cover unpaid work or to access childcare on session days. We believe this will make access to WPI more inclusive moving forward.

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez is a Male Ally

Hear Dr. Pablo Rodriquez tell us why he's a male ally. Did you know he's a former board member of WFRI? Join us on June 9, 2021, for our 100 Men for Gender Equity event. www.wfri.org/events

Mayor Elorza is a Male Ally

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is a male ally because it's the right thing to do. Join Mayor Elorza and other men from all over the country to connect about the importance of male allyship. Register for 100 Men for Gender Equity on June 9, 2021 now: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/100-m...? Women need male allies more than ever. In the past year, hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost and the majority of those belonged to women. Women are leaving the workforce in record numbers causing AND women are picking up extra schooling, childcare, and home labor duties in addition to working full-time. How can you, as a man, support your colleagues, partners, family, or children? We'll launch our 100 Men for Gender Equity campaign this night and have some thought-provoking discussions and actions to take. Our featured speaker is Ted Bunch, co-founder of A Call to Men. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through 100 men raising $100 each. Are you up for the challenge? Like this video? Watch more 100 Men for Gender Equity videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...? And don’t forget to like this video and subscribe to our youtube channel!

James Langevin

Please join us for our 100 Men for Gender Equity Event on June 9. https://events.eventzilla.net/e/100-men-fundraiser-launch-party-2138815960

Dwayne Keys

Please join us at our 100 Men for Gender Equity Event on June 9. https://events.eventzilla.net/e/100-men-fundraiser-launch-party-2138815960

Jock Hayes

Please join us for our 100 Men for Gender Equity Event on June 9. https://events.eventzilla.net/e/100-men-fundraiser-launch-party-2138815960

Thank you to our volunteers

It's National Volunteer Month and we want to take the time to thank ALL of our volunteers past and present. This video highlights just a few of the people who make our community great.

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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