September 16 – 17, 2019



What will it take for all women (and everyone who cares about the well-being of women and other marginalized voices) to “get in the game” of money, giving, and investing?

What does it take for women to move their entire purse or wallet in alignment with their most cherished values?

We are convening bold, unapologetic leaders and activists in strategic philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, angel investing, and social impact investing with a gender lens who want to move money to women and girls so much faster. Together, we are sparking new conversations, listening to each other deeply, and putting what we’ve learned to good use.

If you are curious about social impact investing with a gender lens or have questions about how gender lens investing brings about social, political, and economic change, join us! If you already know which new “money moves” you want to make personally or in your organization, but want a stronger community of leaders and financial advisors to help guide your actions, join us!

We will be in Austin, Texas on September 16 – 17, 2019 to discuss all of this and more!


Through Women & Money: Making Money Moves that Matter, we are engaging generous, humble, catalytic leaders of all genders in the fields of strategic philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, angel investing, and impact/gender lens investing to connect, learn from each other, and collaborate in new ways.

Come get new tools and explore coalitions that are forming to amplify gender lens investing and women’s giving, spending, and investing. Our in-person time together will be followed by many opportunities to stay connected online as we work to move money and change systems with a gender justice, racial justice, and social impact lens.

Leaders in the following areas are invited to join us. Please fill out registration below.

  • Philanthropy
  • Members of Donor Communities
  • Women’s Funds
  • Angel Investing and Investor Networks
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice Organizations & Communities
  • Activist Organizations
  • Online portals for finance and advocacy
  • Consultants and Wealth Advisors
  • Investors

All attendees will be asked to participate with the intention of committing to ongoing work both individually and collectively. We are honoring leaders in this space and elevating new and more voices. Together, we are building momentum and accountability for gender lens investing, giving, and/or spending.


Program Committee and Advisory Board




Joy Anderson

Criterion Institute
suzanne biegel

Suzanne Biegel

Catalyst at Large

Kafi Blumenfield

Philanthropic Strategist
Luismaria Carlile

Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile

CFP© and Gender Lens Advocate
Rachel Sheinbein

Rachel Sheinbein

Makeda Capital


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Akasha Absher

Akasha Absher

Shailee Adinolfi

Shailee Adinolfi

ConsenSys Solutions

Joy Anderson

Criterion Institute
Leena Barakat

Leena Barakat

Luismaria Carlile

Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile

CFP© and Gender Lens Advocate

Patricia Farrar-Rivas

Veris Wealth Partners
Stephanie Gripne

Stephanie Gripne PhD

Impact Finance Center
Kristin Hayden

Kristin Hayden

kristin hull

Kristin Hull

Nia Impact Capital
Suneela Jain

Suneela Jain

Christina Madden

Christina Madden

Criterion Institute
Kathleen McQuiggan

Kathleen McQuiggan

Artemis Financial Advisors
Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Pipeline Angels
Katherine Pease

Katherine Pease

Cornerstone Capital Group
Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur

Million Dollar Women
Roshell Rosemond Rinkins

Roshell Rosemond Rinkins

Pipeline Angels Member
Rachel Robasciotti

Rachel Robasciotti

Robasciotti & Philipson
Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders

Dee Poku

Dee Poku Spalding

WIE Network
Ranjani Sridharan

Ranjani Sridharan

Social Impact Bank
cynthia terrell

Cynthia Terrell

Roslyn Dawson Thompson

Roslyn Dawson Thompson

Texas Women’s Foundation
Shaune Zunzanyika

Shauné Zunzanyika



Format: One half day (2 pm – 8 pm) and one full day (8 am – 5 pm) gathering. We’ll enjoy engaging discussions and presentations, brief “state of the field” talks, and visual showcases of platforms and products. We are also explicitly inviting a participatory leadership approach, inviting you into interactive conversations and shared agenda creation.

Our ultimate goal for the gathering? Come up with a manifesto of ideas, activities, and commitments to guide our individual and collective future work. You’ll have the chance to stay connected through optional peer coaching groups on a variety of topics related to moving money with a gender lens.  

Date:  September 16 – 17, 2019  Austin, TX at Gather Venue in South Austin: 411 WEST MONROE, AUSTIN, TX 78704

Event Costs: Registration fees are based on sector and/or operating budget range. Underfunded leaders in need of support to be able to attend are encouraged to email Marianne Schnall.
If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us to let us know how we can better welcome you.

Sponsorship packages include website, digital content, and event exposure. For sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact What Will It Take founder Marianne Schnall.

All attendees participate with the understanding that:

  • The What Will it Take Movements: Women & Money agenda focuses on strengthening and supporting individuals and leaders across philanthropy and impact investing to more boldly and publicly move money with a gender lens.
  • What Will it Take Movements is committed to diverse communities across gender, race, and socio-economic status.
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Who is this event for?

This gathering is for leaders and activists of all genders in strategic philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, angel investing, and social impact investing who want to move money to women and girls faster and to do so with a racial justice and economic justice lens. It’s also for women donors and investors who want to learn about the full range of opportunities when it comes to spending, giving, and investing with a focus on moving our knowledge to action.

 What will I take away from this event?

For leaders, this event gives you the opportunity to connect with other catalytic voices, share your challenges and hopes for the future, and get to work. We’ve heard from thought leaders in gender lens investing and other fields that people are eager for a gathering where they can connect with each other. The traditional conference model has changed and we know we need to do more to build community and translate knowledge into action.

For newcomers to gender lens investing, you will walk away with new ideas and tools, yes, but also concrete action steps you can bring back with you and start talking about with loved ones, colleagues, or financial advisors.

 How are event organizers addressing issues of equity and inclusion?

We are working closely with advisors to build an agenda that will feature a diverse group of speakers and facilitators. Read Our Values, which speaks to ways we aim to practice equity before, during, and after the event. 

 What is the event format?

This event is unique in that it will feature a mix of keynotes, talks, workshops, networking, and action planning sessions. Event producer Tuti B. Scott is taking her learnings from 20+ years in the women’s sports movement into the gender lens investing movement. Borrowing models she used at the Women’s Sports Foundation to create and support a coalition of women’s sports organizations all committed to advancing Title IX protections, Tuti is building an agenda that is intentional around action planning and coalition building. View the detailed agenda here.

 What happens after the event?

What Will It Take Movements and Changemaker Strategies will work to ensure that event participants stay connected and have the opportunity to continue working and learning together. 

I’m a member of the press. Can I get a press pass to this event?

A limited number of press passes are available. Please contact us for more information.

I’m interested in sponsoring this event. How do I learn more?

Fantastic! Sponsorship packages include website, digital content, and event exposure. For sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact Marianne Schnall for more information.

I’m a philanthropist, and I believe in supporting events like this. How I can support this event?

Awesome! We are so grateful for your support. Please contact us to find out more information and read our piece Under-Valued, Under-Resourced, and Under-Funded… and We’re Doing the Good Work Anyway! Another simple thing you can do when you register to attend is purchase our Bring a Friend ticket option, which will make it possible for another woman leader to attend with your generous support. If you wish to sponsor a stranger, use “Sponsorship” as first and last name. If you want to gift the ticket to someone in a specific field or organization, please contact us.

Are scholarships available? And can I get travel covered? 

Scholarship tickets are available for a limited number of participants with a demonstrated commitment to moving money to women and girls, although we are unable to cover travel expenses for those who receive these tickets. Please email us and include your name, contact info, and a brief note outlining your request.

Where can I stay while in Austin for the event?

There are several convenient lodging options available near the event venue, including:

South Congress Hotel
1603 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704
A pleasant stroll away—just a 5-minute walk. Four-star luxury with a boutique feel boasts a blend of industrial and rustic interiors.

Hotel San Jose
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
If you want to experience a taste of hip Austin, look no further.  This unique, 40 room urban bungalow-style hotel is just a 10-minute walk.

Kimber Modern Boutique Hotel
110 The Circle
Austin, Texas 78704
Amidst the hustle and bustle of South Congress Avenue, an oasis of therapeutic efficiency awaits with only a 10-minute walk.


If you have any questions that were not addressed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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About Changemaker Strategies

Founded by Tuti B. Scott, Changemaker Strategies works with visionary leaders and bold teams to navigate change and growth while staying focused on mission and purpose. From leadership development and succession planning to strategic planning, communications, and more, we support wise changemakers in fully leveraging their power for the greater good. Changemaker Strategies events and convenings bring together diverse leaders from across all fields to collectively dream, design, and advance work that matters.

About What Will It Take Movements

Founded by author and journalist Marianne Schnall, What Will It Take Movements is a media, collaboration, learning, event and social engagement platform that inspires, connects, educates and engages women everywhere to advance in all levels of leadership and take action. What Will It Take acts as a connective tissue bringing together existing stakeholders and champions of women’s leadership across industries on a single platform to foster collaboration and coordination.

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