The Coming Gender Transition in Wealth

Publication date: 
January, 2012

Women’s earned income is growing at 8.1% compared to 5.8% for men. Women are awarded more than half of first professional degrees, and nearly two thirds of master’s degrees. Rising portions of women do not marry until mid-career, and subsequently retain independent financial resources. Still, surveys indicate that over half of all women included some type of philanthropy in their description of an ideal life. The implications of changing wealth ownership for fundraising strategy must be top of mind for philanthropy professionals.

Presentation highlights:
  • Highlight changes that are building the income and wealth capacity of women
  • Review earnings, wealth, asset and financial security trend data
  • Examine and disaggregate giving data
  • Discuss issue affinity and giving expectations
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