Courageous philanthropy: Fleur Spitzer

Launching the new Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund, Mary Crooks from the Victorian Women’s Trust described philanthropist Fleur Spitzer thus: “Instead of philanthropy with a predilection for conservative, safe and risk averse grantmaking, Fleur is a proud feminist, family woman, feisty and generous donor”....

Philanthropy with impact? Why gender matters

“It’s still too easy to make gender equality merely an “add on” to programs which are discussed, agreed and designed within structures dominated by traditional hierarchies.” Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM outlines three approaches that have enabled transformational change in some of the world’s poorest communities. ...

The change agent: Eve Mahlab

Giving is driven by self-interest” says leading business woman, gender advocate and feminist activist Eve Mahlab AO, who is bemused by the term "equality”. In this wide ranging conversation she shares hopes, frustrations and lessons learned from a lifetime campaigning for positive social change through the empowerment of women and girls....
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