Recordings of Past Events

Leverage Your Gifts to Together Women Rise


A Conversation with Artist Deborah Puretz Grove


CSW65 – Women, Gender Equality, and Climate Change


Monthly National Webinars

January 6, 2022 – January project presented by Megan Faunce, Operations Director at Malaika and Dr. Veena Khankde, Together Women Rise’s Director of Grants & Partnerships, who discusses our new Transformation Partnerships.

December 2, 2021 – December projects presented by Lauren Mason, Managing Director at Komera, and Ruth Dekker, Chief of Staff for The BlinkNow Foundation.

November 4, 2021 – November presented by Jehan Seirafi, Executive Director of Sunsar Maya.

October 7, 2021 – October projects presented by Maggie Reiyia Koshal, Director of Women’s Empowerment and Education, Nashulai Maasai Conservancy (joining us from Kenya); Margaret Atwood, internationally renowned novelist and poet, and longtime activist for social justice and for the environment; Theresa Castillo, Chief Program Officer, HealthRight International.

September 2, 2021 – September projects presented by Jill Lalonde, Executive Director of OneVillage Partners, and Rob Cahill, Elvira Ac Macz, Dawn Bowen, and Leslie Cruz from CCFC.

August 5, 2021 – August projects presented by Melanie Goldring and Reynalhy Batista Javier from DREAM and Meghan Magee from Gardens for Health.

July 1, 2021 – July projects presented by Lisa Spader, Executive Director of Global Pearls and Monica Greco, Board Chair of Collateral Repair Project.

June 3, 2021 – June projects presented by Kelsey Komich, Director of Emotional Support Programs of Creamos and Kay Yoder, Director of US Operations of Ripple Africa

May 6, 2021 – May projects presented by Bonnie Ruder, Executive Director, and Carolyn Anderman, Board President, of Terrewode, our Featured Grantee.

March 4, 2021 – March projects presented by Iain Guest, Abby Hack, and Cara Adams representing Women Advocacy Project, our March Featured Grantee.

February 4, 2021 – February projects presented by Troy Anderson, Founder and International Director, and Dave Palmer, Associate Development Director, for Speak Up for the Poor.

January 7, 2021 – January projects presented by Esu and Ina Anahata, Co-founders of The BARKA Foundation, and Jennifer Rubli, Project Leader with Femme International.

December 10, 2020 – December projects presented by Racha Yehia, Interim Country Director for our Care 2 Communities, and Maggie Doyne, founder of BlinkNow Foundation.

November 19, 2020 – November projects presented by Vijaya Thakur, Founder and Executive Director of Resolve Network.

October 15, 2020 October projects presented by Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, President of Global Fund for Widows.

September 17, 2020 September projects presented by three-time Olympian and founder of Kids Play International.

September 10, 2020 September projects presented by: Cathy Caldwell, member of DFW’s Grant Selection Committee, and the following representatives of CCFC: Professor Dawn Bowen — CCFC Board member; Dr. Tricia Hall — Family physician and CCFC partner; Elvira Ac Macz and Lesly Cruz — both are CCFC Advisory Committee members and past graduates

August 13, 2020 – August projects presented by: Jennifer Hill, Founder & Executive Director for Refugee Protection International and Meghan Magee, US Operations Manager for Gardens for Health International

July 17, 2020 – July projects presented by West Co-Regional Leader Colleen Kill

July 9, 2020 – July projects presented by: Dr. Robert Rufsvold, Co-Founder/Senior Advisor for RESTORE HOPE: LIBERIA; Saundra Williams, Co-Founder/Executive Director, RESTORE HOPE: LIBERIA; Amanda Lane, Executive Director, Collateral Repair Project

June 18, 2020 – June projects presented by Grant Selection Committee member Scott Osborne

June 11, 2020 – June projects presented by Rebecca Lepsik, Executive Director of CureCervicalCancer, and Kay Yoder, Director of US Operations, Ripple Africa

May 28, 2020 – Our Director of Grants & Partnerships, Dr. Veena Khandke, along with several DFW grantees discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they apply to women and girls. Slideshow & Report

May 7, 2020 – May projects presented by Grant Selection Committee member Brighid Blake

April 30, 2020 – A special grantee conversation, moderated by Dr. Veena Khandke, DFW’s Director of Grants & Partnerships, discussing the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic

April 16, 2020 – April projects presented by Diversity, Equity, and Inclustion Committee member Rizwana Khader

April 9, 2020 – April projects presented by Grant Selection Committee member Celeste Medina

March 26, 2020 – March projects presented by Grant Selection Committee member Linda Baxter, and DFW Guatemala trip presentation by Vicky Bush-Joseph

Book Club

November 3, 2021 –  Standing in the Way by Anjali Tamang and Sarah Symons

September 9, 2021Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson

August 11, 2021Shores Beyond Shores: From Holocaust to Hope by Irene Butter

June 21, 2021A Hope More Powerful than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

May 10, 2021 – In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

February 3, 2021 – Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway

December 5, 2020Love, Norm by Barbara Fintel Collins

October 7, 2020Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

August 5, 2020Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates