Program Materials from the 2018 Summit on Advancing Gender Equity

Publication date: 
September, 2018

Program and other related materials from the 2018 Summit on Advancing Gender Equity.

Current events, combined with long standing gender inequality, have highlighted the need to advance gender equity in all segments of our society. The half-day summit provided a space to learn with fellow funders and thought leaders about the most pressing gender equity issues that are facing our region and strategies that have been developed to balance the playing field.


  • Increase awareness and understanding of the intersection of gender and a range of challenges facing the region.
  • Create a forum for robust discussion between SDG members and between members and subject matter experts.
  • Provide a suite of tools necessary for action internally (within organizations) and externally (through grantmaking and investing strategies).

Speakers included:

  • Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder & President of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
  • Riki Wilchins, Executive Director of TrueChild
  • Surina Khan, Executive Director of The Women’s Foundation of California

Op-ed: California women are still second class on economic security by Surina Khan