WomenImpactSusan MacLaury will be speaking on a panel at New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising on April 28th for #WOMENIMPACT, a one-day Summit of women leaders in philanthropy, nonprofit fundraising, cause advocacy and social enterprise who are innovating the social sector and calling for greater collaboration locally and globally.

#WOMENIMPACT begins a new, multi-generational conversation to identify emerging leadership challenges and promote improved cross-sector collaboration for women and girls.

The Summit will celebrate, showcase and convene women leaders who are working locally, nationally and globally to improve the status of women and are changing the face of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. The conference will highlight some of the best examples of women’s cause leadership, and showcase emerging leaders who are using new strategies to raise awareness of women and girls issues at home and abroad.

#WOMENIMPACT, which is being organized and lead-sponsored by the Heyman Center, is featuring more than 30 women leaders including Philanthropist Abigail Disney; DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin; NPR host and Latino USA producer Maria Hinojosa; filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman; CGI executive Penny Abeywardena; author Allison Fine; Chronicle of Philanthropy Editor Stacy Palmer; BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, and many others for this new, multifaceted conversation to identify emerging leadership challenges and promote opportunities for women working in the sector and on the receiving end of philanthropic aid and innovation.


The conference also will deliver the Center’s first Naomi B. Levine Award for Philanthropist of the Year, a Nonprofit Leadership Award for Fundraising Excellence and Innovation, and a Rising Star Award to an emerging leader in the sector who has exhibited remarkable leadership, courage and vision.