CFW: Why Gender Matters

  • University of Chicago Gleacher Center 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL, 60611 United States

Join Chicago Foundation for Women for Why Gender Matters, a conference for agency leaders, local funders, and programming and evaluation staff.

Decades of research shows that when young people buy into rigid definitions of masculinity and femininity, they have lower life outcomes in education, economic empowerment, intimate relationships, and basic health. As a result, a number of leading funders and community-based organizations have begun “gender transformative” initiatives that highlight, challenge, and change rigid gender norms.

Morning session: 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
Afternoon session: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm