Feb 26, 2019
In episode 44, to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th
March, we take a look at “Women and Philanthropy”. Exploring famous
female philanthropists past and present, the role that charitable
work has played in the emancipation of women, and the ways in which
philanthropy has been used as a tool to fight for women’s rights.
- Fascianting female philanthropists from history: Angela Burdett
Coutts, Octavia Hill, Olivia Russell Sage, Beatrix Potter, Jenny
Lind and Madam CJ Walker
- The importance of philanthropy as a bridge between the domestic
sphere and the public sphere and the role it therefore played in
changing women’s perceptions of their own capacities & changing
mens’ perception of the role of women.
- Philanthropy as an outlet for the misery and frustration of
- Is there such as a thing as “feminine” philanthropy?
- Philanthropy and the women’s suffrage movement
- Philanthropy and the women’s anti-suffrage movement
- Philanthropy, women’s liberation & feminismn in the
1960s/70s- how effective is philanthropy at addressing structural
inequality? Can traditional funders support non-hierarchical
networks and groups without subverting them?
- Women in philanthropy today: self-made millionaries &
husband and wife teams.
- SDG 5 and global women’s issues
- Philanthropy and the #MeToo movement
- Gender equality in the nonprofit world?
- Francis, Megan M, “The
Price of Civil Rights: Black Lives, White Funding & Movement
- My HistPhil blog, “Networked
Social Movements and “the Tyranny of Styructurelessness””
- Smithsonian Museum, “Madam CJ Walker’s
- Samples, “The
Humbug & The Nightingale: PT Barnum, Jenny Lind and the
Branding of a Star Singer for Amercian Reception”
Public Good by Private Means (my book)
- Prochaska, The
- Prochaska, Women and
Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century England
Charity Rediscovered: A study of philanthropic effort in nineteenth