impact100eastbay women empowerment

Later this month, we will mark the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.  This pivotal moment in American history was driven by women-led activism.

Celebrate the suffragettes’ tireless efforts by joining Impact100 Council’s EqualiTea on August 26 at 1:00 pm PDT RSVP Here.  The Council will host this event in partnership with S’Well and local Girl Scout Councils.

Check out the EqualiTea link for additional resources listed under the headings LEARN and ACT Click HereLEARN will direct you to a list of pertinent “Good Reads”, including the Suffrage Centennial Book Club as well as top-rated documentaries relating to the suffrage movement.  ACT will suggest activities to help you continue the conversation about women’s activism among your friends, family and colleagues, such as hosting your own virtual tea, book club or watch party.

The power of women coming together to drive change is what spurred Wendy Steele in 2001 when she founded Impact100 and its model of collective philanthropy.  Fifteen years later, Nancy Clark saw that same potential and launched our East Bay chapter.  In both cases, one woman with a vision inspired a movement.  The momentum builds as more women become involved.

This coming September, Impact100 East Bay will award its 2020 grant of $109,000 to one of our deserving finalists.  The power of your vote is at hand.  Don’t miss Meet the Finalists on September 15 to learn more about our finalists and the deserving projects they are proposing.  And Zoom in on September 30 for the Grant Award Celebration when members’ votes will be tabulated to determine this year’s grant recipient.

By voting, we honor the efforts of the empowered women who’ve come before us.  In September, I will be casting my vote for this year’s grant recipient and urge you to do the same.

May our collective empowerment and engagement continue,

Carol Nitz

Impact100 East Bay, Board President

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