Women Leading Change emerged out of the 2021 17 Rooms flagship process- a partnership between The Rockefeller Foundation and The Brookings Institution. In Room 5, led by Blessing Omakwu and Jean Duff, we explored the opportunities to accelerate the positive influence of faith actors for gender equality. Through these discussions, it became apparent that the support of women leaders who are advancing gender equality in faith contexts is an urgent priority and we are delighted to invite you now to join this unprecedented gathering of diverse changemakers and multiply ongoing efforts in the field.

Taking place virtually March 30-31, 2022, Women Leading Change sought to build on the work and success of previous convenings focused on faith and gender equality. Women Leading Change brought together more than the usual suspects. Faith practitioners, theologians, social media influencers, and creatives were all in the room to affirm the commonality of our cause and our action.

Honoring the power of a single story, Women Leading Change was a unique opportunity for every participant to give voice to their own experiences of driving change within their context and continue to build the bridge from past efforts into the work of the future.

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