Geneva: Women, Philanthropy and Social Change

Nearly 70% of inherited wealth will go directly to women who have distinct ideas about how to utilise their money when compared to their male counterparts. As a result women of wealth are expecting more than wealth advice from their professional wealth advisers.

Geneva: Women, Philanthropy and Social Change

Event details
Location and contact details for this event.
Event type: 
21 Mar 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
Venue address: 
Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA, 8 rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Philanthropy Impact

Research shows that women are driven by values, not valuables. Impact and measuring return on investment are their primary focus, and venture philanthropy is one of the preferred models. Research has also found consistently that women and men give differently: women are more likely to give, and to give more, than men in similar situations. As a result women of wealth are expecting more than wealth advice from their professional wealth advisers – they want to discuss approaches to philanthropy and social investment as part of their wealth planning.

The panel will focus on: 

  • Why women give 
  • How women take a strategic and engaged approached to philanthropy 
  • Trends amongst women of wealth and what they look for from their advisors 
  • How organisations can support women philanthropy 
  • How a better understanding of gender’s role in charitable behaviours can help organisations engage men and women more effectively – according to how they wish to be engaged.


Chair: Julie Wynne, Attorney-at-law, Partner, FRORIEP and Keyvan Ghavami, Founder, Act on your Future Foundation

Panel: Atalanti Moquette, philanthropist and founder, Giving Women; Claire Douchy, Head of Philanthropy & SRI, Société Générale; Gaia Montauti d'Harcourt, Executive Director, Fondation d'Harcourt

Philanthropy Impact would like to thank Societe Generale Private Banking for generously hosting this event. Please note that this event will be held in French.

Event registration
Event cost: 
This roundtable is free for members, CHF50 for non-members
Suitable for: 
Professional advisers, philanthropists, social investors, trusts and foundations