Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: Celebrating Change-Making Women Past, Present, Future Featuring Dinner Keynote by Jessica Jackley.

It’s Back! Our fall symposium, “Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: Celebrating Change-Making Women Past, Present, Future” featuring Dinner Keynote by Jessica Jackley, will take place October 18, 2022.

IWCF’s bi-annual symposium is an event our members, and many in the community, look forward to. The opportunity to gather, learn, and celebrate our mission and understand how our shared philanthropy can improve our community is valued by so many.

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Sponsors and ticket purchasers have access to the evening dinner and keynote speaker, and a series of daytime sessions featuring local experts in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and the impact women have made in our community.

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s most successful microlending site, will be our symposium dinner keynote speaker. Jackley is a Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of Kiva, the world’s first peer to peer microlending website. Kiva lets users lend as little as $25 to aspiring entrepreneurs around the globe, providing affordable capital for them to start or expand microenterprises. Named one of the top ideas of the year by The New York Times Magazine, and praised by Oprah, Bill Clinton, and countless others, Kiva is one of the fastest-growing social benefit websites in history and has, since its inception, raised over $1 billion for aspiring entrepreneurs across 206 countries.

If you’re looking for something to do in the next few weeks, why not order a copy of Clay, Water, Brick by Jessica Jackley and learn more about this year’s featured speaker.

Please watch for more information regarding individual ticket purchase and morning workshop speakers in our early spring This Week email and newsletter.

If you have any questions, or speaker suggestions, please contact Molly Harder, symposium chair, at blackaby1@yahoo.com. We are welcoming new committee members too – please email if you’d like to join us at any point in the planning. See you in October at the symposium!