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September 20, 2014

Jimmy Carter is ALL IN FOR HER

Jimmy Carter's "A Call to Action" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble in New York City on March 25, 2014

Originally published on LinkedIn Influencers on September 19, 2014

Last night marked the official launch of ALL IN FOR HER, a Call to Action and research report that is being released by Women Moving Millions (WMM) to kick off our annual summit in New York City. (I serve as the Chief Engagement Officer of WMM.) In it, we describe the current state of women’s wealth and the ways in which women are serving as leaders in philanthropy and as change agents in their communities. Our Call to Action is for everyone, but in particular women of means, to commit to going ALL IN FOR HER, by using every available resource at their disposal to help advance women and girls worldwide.

To open the launch event, we were honored to have former US President, Jimmy Carter, provide the opening remarks, the transcript of which is as follows:

“Hello and welcome. Thank you all for joining us this exciting evening as Women Moving Millions launches their Call to Action: ‘All In For Her’ inviting women (and men) to step into their donor leadership and catalyze unprecedented resources for women and girls around the world.

I am pleased to be addressing so many leading supporters of women and girls tonight. As you all know, there’s much work to be done when it…

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August 25, 2014

Mo’ne Davis- Attention Well Deserved

Posted on LinkedIn Influencers on August 23, 2014.

The past two weeks, the sports world has been enamored by Mo’ne Davis, a 13 year old Little League pitcher from Philadelphia who became the first girl to throw a shut out in the Little League World Series. An extremely talented athlete, Davis has stated that her dream is to eventually play basketball for UConn, but for now, she is the undisputed star of the Little League World Series. Since her shut out, Davis has drawn record crowds and viewers to her games, she was the first Little Leaguer to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated, and she has pretty much become the story of the tournament. It is an incredible accomplishment for someone so young, and I for one would like to congratulate Davis on all of her achievements.

Earlier today, Makers posted a short video profile cheering on Davis as she and her teammates continue through their games, and I’m thrilled that Makers is recognizing the importance of this story. Makers.com was launched in 2012 to highlight the stories of trailblazing women and to celebrate their achievements. Quite often many of these women were the first women to achieve a certain milestone in their field, and while some lament the need to celebrate these firsts, I say bring it on. Every time a woman…

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August 14, 2014

Leadership- You Take It With You

Posted on LinkedIn Influencers on August 14, 2014

Leadership. It’s a very big topic that I have been thinking about a lot lately. One of the main reasons I’ve been giving it a lot of thought is because I was asked to talk about leadership in the context of my career at Goldman Sachs and my current role as CEO of Women Moving Millions by Porsche as part of a series they are doing called, “There is no substitute for….” The videos include profiles of many amazing leaders, including Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder of Indiegogo, Brian Spaly, CEO of Trunk Club, Ruth Zukerman, Founder of Flywheel Sports, Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, and Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up. Needless to say, I was beyond honored to be included. The shoot was in July, and the completed video was just released.

Of course, I tried to prepare for the shoot, but the goal was to not have something scripted out, but rather for it to just be in conversation about the topic. What you see above is a few minutes of a very long conversation. Flying home that night from Los Angeles, I drifted back to so many memories from my time at Goldman, and in particular, to the work I did in those last few years that really ignited my interest in leadership development. I was part…

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