News / Invest in Women
/ 05.09.23 /
In our fight for women’s equity, we need to change the conversation
They say doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, and yet, too often, that endless repetition is a perfect description of what we as women’s advocates do. We use the same talking points, the same data points, and we continue to preach to the same choir. The needle doesn’t move, and we wonder why.
At the end of last year I opened up about how challenging it gets sometimes to remain optimistic, when, for example, philanthropy continues to invest less than two percent of its wealth in half the world’s population (the female half). After a lot of reflection, learning, and conversation, I’ve realized that accelerating our impact requires finding new ways of communicating about what we do and why it matters — in other words, changing the conversation.