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The Importance of Funding Equity Groups with Rebecca Darwent

We know there’s a difference between the funds donated and provided for philanthropic groups that are white, and those that are black-owned. But do you know the actual numbers? Rebecca Darwent does, and she’s literally speechless as she shares the numbers with us on today’s podcast.

This week’s episode 11 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about the disparity between black-owned philanthropies and other organizations, and how less than 7 cents for every $100 of philanthropic money goes towards Black-owned philanthropies!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Rebecca Darwent are sharing the importance of funding equity groups and actionable steps you can take right now to help provide support and resources to these groups, no matter your own sexual orientation or philanthropic segmentation.

Some of the talking points Julie and Rebecca go over in this episode include:

  • Biases around the Black community and a sense of diminishing that occurs around the “professional” ideation around supporting Black communities as a Black leader.

  • The call to action Rebecca has for us all to help support and provide resources for equity groups of all types, and how anyone can help.

  • What the Unfunded Black Communities Overlooked by Canadian Philanthropy report has done for Rebecca; taking her from the number two for everyone to the number one spot as a leader in her field.

  • Taking yourself off mute; why now is the time to stop being silent and the best ways to be loud, bold, and proud.

Rebecca is a great leader of inspiration in our community who will inspire you to be proud and bold about yourself and your community. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to hear even more about the points outlined above.

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