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WID Asks Why? Series: Pay Inequity
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
Category: Monthly Programs

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This session will be centered around the big topic of Pay Inequity.  Our profession, as most career paths, even when accounting for a majority of females, still has a salary gap that can't be explained by gender alone.  Despite the size or budget of an organization, the level of a position, or even an individual's experience and education level, women still make less than men.  We all know the gap exists, and there are many ways to tackle it. But WHY does it still happen and WHY is it so pervasive?  This is what we are going to focus on and try to answer, as development professionals committed not just to diversity but also to equity, inclusion and belonging.

Anticipated takeaways:

  • There are some simple things that we can all do, whether we are hiring, already in a position, or finding a new job that can help to address pay inequity
  • Everyone should feel empowered to make change
  • Understand what factors perpetuate inequity in our field and what we can do about it

Moderator: Faith Eutsay, Senior Consultant, Lindauer Global

Patricia D. Keenan, Vice President of Advancement, Community and Equity, Ellis
Ahmed Mohammed, Director of Talent Acquisition, Harvard Medical School
Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation
Sharon J. Stanczak, CFRE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Whitehead Institute
Faith Eutsay, Senior Consultant, Lindauer Global
Faith Eutsay possesses deep experience and expertise in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, having held many senior level roles prior to joining Lindauer in 2014. As Vice President of Development at Easter Seals Massachusetts, Faith was a key partner to the president and played an integral role in advancing strategic and governance initiatives. She oversaw every aspect of development including all major gift, annual fund, special event, corporation and foundation activity; led frontline fundraising with leadership donors; and managed staff and Board relationships.

As Vice President of Client Services at Integral Resources, Inc., for-profit fundraising specialists for the nonprofit profession, Faith’s role included nonprofit client strategy; business development initiatives; directing marketing and communications; managing fundraising and annual giving initiatives for nonprofit partners; and executing a range of other responsibilities.

Faith also brings extensive organizational and operations expertise to Lindauer clients, with experience that included directing processes for a national hedge fund firm, creating public policies and procedures, integrating technology across corporate functions, studying organizational behavior and conducting diversity training. She has done political fundraising, faith-based fundraising and worked with such prominent think tanks as Resources for the Future.

Faith is well-versed in education, healthcare and mission-driven nonprofits, having successfully completed major searches for Princeton University, Stanford University, Harvard University, Duke Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, C.A.S.T., Society for Science and the Public and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has placed leaders for renowned independent schools such as Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Hackley, National Cathedral School and Perkins School for the Blind as well as multiple candidates at WGBH, PBS’s single largest producer; the Rheumatology Research Foundation and Syracuse University. Faith also counts University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Louisiana State University, and Moffitt Cancer Center among her numerous successful placements.

Faith holds a B.A. in Communications/Business from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and an M.A. in Interpersonal Communications from Purdue University.

Patricia D. KeenanVice President of Advancement, Community and Equity, Ellis
Patti has been a fundraiser for social justice causes for over 35 years with a focus on creating annual giving programs and building board diversity. She joined Ellis, a leader in high-quality early education and childcare, noted for its partnership socio-economically diverse working families in June, 2020 as VP of Advancement, Community and Equity.  Her prior development experience includes raising funds on behalf of Brown University, WGBH, City Year, the United Way and Facing History and Ourselves. A graduate of Holy Cross College, Patti lives in Sharon and is the parent of three adult children.

 Ahmed Mohammed, Director of Talent Acquisition, Harvard Medical School
Ahmed has been in the Human Resources and Management field for over 17 years. His professional experiences extend over both for profit and non-profit organizations. He has managed HR activities in a Fortune 50 company with sales of up to $50 Billion a year and has successfully led and transformed recruitment management functions and talent acquisition activities at two Ivy League institutions, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is a multi-lingual global citizen with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful organizational leadership strategies within several key business functions. For the past 17 years, he has worked with diverse constituent groups to establish and sustain institution-wide management solutions in response to organizational talent and business development changes.

In his tenures at both Harvard University and Dartmouth College, he has successfully managed many aspects of organizational client expectations, project management, strategy development, employment branding, talent sourcing, on-boarding, mobility, and assessments. Additionally, Ahmed has effectively developed and executed successful solutions to targeted projects. He has been known for leveraging strong analytical and entrepreneurial appraoches towards developing business cases and performance measures that support institutional decision-making, resource allocation, and deliverables around talent management and acquisition.

Ahmed is passionate and committed to his profession and in creating innovative solutions and difference. He is an active board member of Leadership Initiatives: http://bethechangenow.org/ and the African Bridge Network: www.Africanbn.org, both nonprofit organizations that focus on changing peoples lives. 

Andrea Silbert, President, Eos Foundation
Andrea Silbert joined the Eos Foundation as its first president in 2007. Prior, Andrea was the Founder and CEO of the Center for Women & Enterprise, one of the largest nonprofit entrepreneurial training centers in the country. Since 1995, CWE has served entrepreneurs ranging from owners of small home-based businesses to the founders of fast-growth technology companies such as Zipcar and iRobot. Andrea was a Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2006, campaigning on a platform of job creation, economic development, economic justice, and poverty alleviation.

Andrea began her career as a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley in New York. She left Wall Street for Latin America, where Andrea worked in grassroots economic development in Costa Rica, Columbia, and Brazil. During her time abroad, Andrea worked for Women’s World Banking, an international network of micro-loan funds, and was named an Echoing Green Fellow for her work with Brazilian street girls. Andrea also worked as economic development director for Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation in inner-city Boston.

Nationally, Andrea served as the founding President of the Association of Women’s Business Centers, meeting with Congressional leaders to promote legislation to assist women-owned small businesses. In 2000, she was appointed to the National Women’s Business Council, which provides advice to Congress and the President on issues of concern to women entrepreneurs, particularly around access to capital and government procurement. Andrea was a co-founder of Springboard Enterprises, a national organization which has helped fast-growth women entrepreneurs raise over $2 billion in angel financing and venture capital.

A nationally recognized advocate in the area of economic empowerment, Andrea was selected by Working Woman magazine – alongside Senator Barbara Mikulski and Gloria Steinem – as one of only 25 leaders in the past 25 years who “have given women in the workplace a better shot.”

Andrea serves on the boards of the Alliance for Business Leadership (http://alliancebl.org/) and the Harwich Conservation Trust (http://harwichconservationtrust.org/). She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she earned a MBA, a Master of Public Administration and a BA in Economics. She lives in Harwich, Massachusetts with her three children.

Sharon J. Stanczak, CFRE, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Whitehead Institute
Sharon has worked in the advancement field for over 25 years and currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Advancement for the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Before joining Whitehead Institute, she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 11 years and currently serves as the President of the Friday Forum. She has contributed to the success of multiple campaigns, ranging from small, focused efforts, to a $6B comprehensive campaign. Her areas of expertise include principal gifts, as well as large-scale project management of initiatives and institutes. She also worked for the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Maryland and the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Zoom Meeting

Audience/Target Market: Development Professionals of all levels

Registration: $20 for WID members (before Sunday 4/11/21)

 $35 for non-members and members who register late, after Sunday, 4/11/21)
Registration for this program will close on Tuesday, 4/13/21.
No refunds within 7 days of program

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