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!


“This is more than a gathering of women. This is reconnecting with your tribe, or finding it for the first time. The energy, the inspiration and the connection available to us with this space is beyond what you could ever hope for from a traditional conference.”

Through Women & Money: Making Money Moves that Matter, we are engaging generous, humble, catalytic leaders 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 women’s giving 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
alex sloan

Alex Sloan



Akasha Absher

Akasha Absher


Joy Anderson

Criterion Institute
Leena Barakat

Leena Barakat

Luismaria Carlile

Luisamaria Ruiz Carlile

CFP© and Gender Lens Advocate
Stephanie Gripne

Stephanie Gripne PhD

Impact Finance Center
Kristin Hayden

Kristin Hayden

Christina Madden

Christina Madden

Criterion Institute
Katherine Pease

Katherine Pease

Cornerstone Capital Group
Julia Pimsleur

Julia Pimsleur

Million Dollar Women
Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders

Dee Poku

Dee Poku Spalding

WIE Network
Cynthia Terrell

Cynthia Terrell



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

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

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.

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 mschnall@whatwillittake.com.

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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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.

Thank you to our Media Partner 

For more information about the Women & Money Initiative as well as further resources and content click here.