Philanthropy and the #MeToo Moment 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:00pm PDT
Microsoft Campus
1020 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, CA
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The #MeToo movement has sparked conversations across the country about what gender and power mean in the workplace and in society as a whole. From clear cases of harassment to the murkier side of poor communication and uncomfortable situations, there’s a lot to be unpacked. We will dive into a discussion about the role that we can play in our respective jobs and the role philanthropy can and should play.

Join your philanthropy colleagues to discuss in small groups: 

  • What’s next for the #MeToo movement? What backlash can we anticipate and plan for?
  • What is the appetite for organizations to use their voice on this issue?
  • How can you be the best ally imaginable?
  • What role can you play in encouraging your organization to talk about this?

We’ll be providing drinks, facilitating discussion, and providing resources for allies. Join us!

About the Peninsula Philanthropy Network 

The Peninsula Philanthropy Network is a group of philanthropy professionals who are leveraging the collective power and influence of philanthropy on the peninsula. We create opportunities to learn together about issues facing our community and to develop relationships with people working towards social impact.


Emily Katz, Director of Communications, Northern California Grantmakers 

Emily directs communications which means finding the threads that bring foundations together with nonprofits, business, government and each other for greater good. She’s a big believer in joining forces for greater good and getting to spend her days furthering this mission makes her job a pleasure.

Emily landed her first job out of college at a non-profit start-up where she began in telemarketing and through her impressive tenacity left six years later as a senior vice president with quintupled budget, national honors and a half million square feet of warehousing.

At the Women’s Funding Network, Emily developed and implemented a four-year multi-million dollar scope of work building the communications capacity of members across the US, Canada and on every continent. 

She is proud to serve on the boards of Equal Rights Advocates and the Arab Film Festival, where she chairs communications and governance committees. Emily is also the lucky mother of overly intelligent twin tweens, and enjoys the moments when she doffs her parenting hat and gets to be a real person with them.