When Women Are Stronger...We All Rise

With all of us having moms, sisters, aunts, daughters, wives and female homies, it’s hard to believe that we’re still talking about gender equity. Good news is...at least there’s more discussion than ever. Then again, if Americans talked about equity among the sexes as much as we talk about sex, gender inequity would be a thing of the past.

Coming off of last week’s historic nomination of a female presidential candidate for the first time in 240 years, we soak in some inspiration from women in the fight of their lives… true and lasting gender equity. On this episode, we chat up Cynthia Nimmo and Kirsty Burow from Women’s Funding Network and Amanda Brock from Spark who teach us how we can join the fight and #DoMoreGood.

And as always we bring you the SF Bay Area’s top headlines and events you should know about!

Guest Profiles

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Cynthia Nimmo is the Chief Executive Officer for the Women’s Funding Network. She brings more than a decade of experience harnessing the power of philanthropy to improve the lives of women and girls. Cynthia is a member of Hispanics in Philanthropy, and has presented at numerous conferences. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and International Relations and a Bachelor of Art in Spanish from Santa Clara University.

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Kirsty joined Women’s Funding Network after serving as conference director for their 30th annual conference: “Paths to Equity.” In this role, she had the opportunity to meet and work with many of WFN’s members—further igniting her commitment to advancing women and girls’ human rights. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Theatre and Journalism from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from the University of Queensland, Australia. A passionate feminist and long-time advocate for social justice and gender equality—for empowered women and girls—she is determined to see gender equality in her lifetime.

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As the interim Executive Director of Spark (Facebook | Twitter) Amanda Brock (Twitter | LinkedIn ) is leading a network of young professionals in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and New York City who invest to improve the lives of women around the world.

Prior to Spark, Amanda worked in the advertising industry, bringing years of strategic communication, marketing expertise and client management to her role at Spark. She has worked on the ground with FairServices Peru in Cuzco, Peru and has led a Spark Delegation to visit women-led grassroots organizations in Lima, Peru. Amanda has a B.A. in Communication with Honors from University of California, Santa Barbara.

In addition to being a guest on the episode “When Women are Stronger… We all Rise” she also assisted with curating “The Fashion Revolution Will Be Televised”. Thanks Amanda!

Show Notes

Sponsor message donated to Spark by The Ambassadors Circle

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Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Noel Ayana, and Jen Huynh with Host voices of Courtney Grace, and j-

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360BayArea intro music by Courtney Grace with vocals by Elle T
Featured music by SK Austen “Love is Gone”

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Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion
Aretha Franklin “Respect
Beyonce “Formation
Rachel Platten “Fight Song
Queen Latifah “Ladies First

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  • Amanda, Cynthia and Kirsty you all are doin’ it! Thanks so much for informing and equipping The Ambassadors Circle, and our listeners, with the small, ongoing things we can do each day to propel gender equity. Your inspiring stories and words know no gender lines… ladies and gents alike are being inspired!