The Importance of Diversity in Philanthropy with Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, President and CEO of Women

Philanthropy is important because it provides opportunities for those who may not otherwise have it. Because of this, it’s even more important that there is diversity in philanthropy so that no one is left behind.



Elizabeth Barajas-Roman is the President and CEO Women's Funding Network, where she helps provide powerful support to funds fueling social change for women and girls, worldwide.


That’s why episode 04 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about supporting women of color in philanthropic leader positions!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Elizabeth Barajas-Roman is sharing the importance of diversity in philanthropy and actionable steps you can take right now to support women of color leaders in this space.

Some of the talking points Elizabeth and I go over in this episode include:

  • How a women’s foundation is a community foundation focused specifically on gender equity, how it’s grown to much more than just a giving circle now, and why we need them.

  • The higher turnover rate amongst executives in women’s funds and why this is changing the face of philanthropic funds to a more diverse space.

  • How you can take a stand and create the support needed to create better environments and support for women of color leaders.

  • The importance of identifying your implicit biases for both women and women of color in leadership and philanthropic roles.

All in all; it’s time to find a women’s fund or philanthropic space today. Don’t wait to dive into a rewarding and quickly changing space.


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