Australian Women Donors Network
The Australian Women Donors Network has a vision for a world where women and girls are seen, heard and valued. Our aim is to improve the impact of socal investment by increasing the share of funding that reaches women and girls.
It is an education-focused network: It doesn't raise funds and it doesn't give grants. Instead, it works to encourage the funding of projects that will benefit women and girls.
Established in 2009, its mission is grounded in the values of evidence-based practice, collaboration, inclusiveness, effectiveness, respect and optimism.
JOINING THE BOARD
Deanne Weir was one of three new directors who joined the Australian Women Donors Network's board in mid-2014.
Along with Jane Martino and Tiziana Pittui, she was welcomed by chair and co-founder Eve Mahlab AO, who said the new board members would be of great value for their skills in business, philanthropy and entrepreneurship.
"The Australian Women Donors Network continues to inform, inspire and enable giving to women and girls," Ms Mahlab said.
She noted how the organisation was fostering the growth of giving circles - an emerging trend in collective giving she said was particularly popular among women donors.
In December 2015, Eve retired from the board and Deanne was appointed as Chair.