Be Bold for Change – IWD17

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Be Bold for Change – IWD17

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). It is a day to celebrate the achievements of women and to take action to drive change. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange.

As part of the celebrations, Good2Give has profile a number of women leading the charge within philanthropy. They include JK Rowling, Melinda Gates and a strong contingent of Australian leaders including our CEO Maree Sidey.

You can read Maree’s profile below and read the full article, ‘I am woman. Hear me give.’ on the Good2Give website.

0317-IWD-Maree Sidey

“Passionate for social change, Maree Sidey is helping to redefine philanthropy in Australia. Sidey became CEO of the Australia’s largest community foundation in 2015. Within a year and a half, she’s committed to make philanthropy not only easy but accessible.

When talking at the Philanthropy Australia Conference in 2016, Maree said that it’s important to develop philanthropic models that “democratise and demystify philanthropy.” This is about offering “pocket philanthropy” that allow for relatively small contributions, through to collective giving models that build communities of change. Sidey told Generosity Magazine that “giving should be for everybody.” And we look forward to her cracking it!”

Image credit: International Women’s Day