Around 10% of ultra-high-net-worth individuals are women. Female benefactors are contributing around 14% of high networth individuals (HNWIs’) total donations towards social justice. According to the Women in Philanthropy Report 2014
published by EAPN, women are motivated to give based on emotional responses to religion, and social, personal, and
environmental issues. At the community level, most of the beneficiaries of women’s giving are vulnerable groups within
Beyond giving, women are also leading foundations as philanthropic advisors, leading community giving initiatives, and
social impact in the public and private sectors. There are also organizations that are harnessing the power of women’s
donations to drive sustainable change. Indeed, women are leading and shaping philanthropy globally, in Africa, and in
the East Africa region.
This CoP is a platform for women philanthropists, women leading foundations, feminists and organizations managing and
disbursing funds towards sustainable development to share best practices and learn from each other.