Ben Wrobel is Director of Communications at Village Capital, a pioneer in participatory investing. Meg Massey is a journalist covering social impact and social justice in the world of finance. Her writing has been featured in Time, Fortune, and Impact Alpha.
TODAY they discuss the top-heavy, insular nature of philanthropy—and how decision-makers (who tend to be disproportionately white, male, and from backgrounds of privilege) need to cede decision-making power to people with lived experience of the problem at hand. Without taking this step forward, transformational change will never truly occur.
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Why Women(+)? We were inspired by one of the pioneers of this movement Jacki Zehner, and we adapted the term from ShePlace: “women(+) includes all self-identifying women, including cis and transgender women, non-binary and gender-fluid individuals, and all allies who share our values.”
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