Giving Compass' Take:

In this podcast, Michael Voss interviews Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and Andrea Pactor about the impact of women in the charitable giving space.

Pactor says that women have different giving patterns compared to men, and trends show that women will leverage all of their resources to create lasting change. What does this trend mean for the future of philanthropy?

Read more about gender and giving in the Giving Compass collection.

In this episode of Giving With Impact, an original podcast series from Stanford Social Innovation Review developed with the support of Schwab Charitable, host and SSIR publisher Michael Gordon Voss speaks about the philanthropic implications of the distinct characteristics of giving by women with Andrea Pactor, author and interim director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, author, board chair and president of the Charles Schwab Foundation, and board chair of Schwab Charitable. The full transcript of the episode can be read below.

[MICHAEL VOSS] Welcome to Giving With Impact, an original podcast series from Stanford Social Innovation Review, developed with the support of Schwab Charitable. I’m your host, Michael Gordon Voss, publisher of SSIR. In this series, we hope to create a collaborative space for leading voices from across the philanthropic ecosystem, to engage in both aspirational and practical conversations around relevant topics at the heart of achieving more effective philanthropy.

Traditional beliefs about philanthropy, including who gives, how, and with what effect, can lead to misunderstandings, and actually stand in the way of achieving social impact.

One area in which misperceptions persist is the subject of women’s charitable giving. While a superficial glance at the data would make it appear that women give less in total dollars, and give to fewer organizations than men, the reality is very different, and far more nuanced. Are there differences in women’s and men’s approaches to philanthropy? Do women apply a different set of criteria than men when making philanthropic decisions, and if so, what does this mean for philanthropy writ large?

Read the full article about charitable impact from women at Stanford Social Innovation Review.