Giving is Growing
By She Runs It
Today, March 5th, 2020, is #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity (similar to the #GivingTuesday that happens after Thanksgiving each year), created as an emergency response to the COVID-19 crisis. For 108 years, our non-profit organization has been fueled by live events (ticket sales), membership fees, donations, sponsorships and Corporate Alliance Partners, who empower us to deliver mentoring, networking, loan relief, and leadership development programs to women in marketing, media, and tech. As these industries are being reshaped by the pandemic, we believe our mission to pave the way for women as leaders is more vital and urgent than ever.
Your #GivingTuesdayNow donations help us stay viable and vibrant in unprecedented times. They help us broaden our impact and expand our community, which is critical right now.
When shelter in place mandates sent everyone home in March, the live events we thrive on were postponed indefinitely. We paused for a moment, then quickly pivoted to provide virtual events and conversations to keep our community connected, inspired, informed, and productive. As we started delivering twice-weekly virtual sessions – Water Cooler Convos and Lessons from Leaders – a wonderful thing started to happen. People came.
Not just members, but friends and colleagues of members. Sisters (and brothers) of members. For the past seven weeks, every session has been interactive, lively and meaningful. Response to the sessions has been incredibly supportive, and people who dropped in on our conversations decided they want to stay. In doing so, they encouraged us to consider a new kind of membership to She Runs It.
We are proud to announce a new way to be part of the She Runs It community: eMembership.
eMembers are women (and men) who live and work outside of our geographic communities of New York and Chicago, including the new San Francisco community that was launched at the beginning of the year. They are “global citizens” who believe in the organization’s mission, which is to pave the way for more women to lead at every level of marketing, media, and tech
Corporate Alliance Partners – the vested supporters of She Runs It – can extend virtual membership to their entire organizations free of charge through the end of the year. Individual eMembers can join She Runs It for an annual fee of $100. Benefits of eMembership include:
- Free access to three virtual She Runs It events per month (plus member pricing for signature virtual events and live programming when these resume)
- Participation in the mentoring program via virtual, group sessions
- Networking access to 4,800 She Runs It members through membership directory
- Connection to curated networking circles
- Eligibility for She Runs It loan relief program (which has given more than $700,000 in education relief to rising stars in marketing, media and tech
We are excited and proud to expand our membership and broaden our community of passionate individuals and companies that want to lift women across our industry. Please visit the Membership page on our website to apply.