Sydney – Thursday, 10 November 2016
Melbourne – Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Australian Women Donors Network is proud to present a very special event featuring two outstanding philanthropic leaders from the U.S. based organization, Women Moving Millions (WMM).

Ann Lovell (President) and Jacki Zehner (Chief Engagement Officer) will be in conversation with renowned journalist and author Catherine Fox.

Women Moving Millions is a growing global community of over 250 members in 14 countries who have each given and/or pledged $1 million or more to organizations or initiatives (of their choosing) that benefit women and girls. Their mission is to catalyze unprecedented resources for the advancement of women and girls. Women Moving Millions believes that if women step up and make big, bold investments, we can end gender inequality.

These events, designed for donors, social investors, executives in philanthropic trusts and foundations and social change-makers, will explore:

  • The journey: How did Jacki and Ann become so passionate about advancing women and girls?
  • The case for gender lens investing and philanthropy: Why is it important, and what impact can it have?
  • The growing financial power of women: Impacts for philanthropists and investors
  • The evidence: How does investment in women accelerate social change?
  • The imperative: Why women and girls – why now?
  • Wider trends in US philanthropy


When: 11.30am for 12pm sharp – 1.30pm, Thursday 10 November 2016
Where: William Walsh Room, 
Level 25, AMP, 33 Alfred St, Sydney


When: 3.30pm for 4pm - 6pm, 
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Where: Edwin Flack Room, PwC, Level 19, Freshwater Place, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, Melbourne

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Cost: A contribution of $75 ($65 early bird) is requested to defray costs and support our work increasing social investment in women and girls.




Ann Lovell is a certified public accountant with decades of experience in financial accounting and tax consulting. Ann is a founding Director and President of Women Moving Millions and a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She serves on the advisory council for the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, where she established the organization’s first donor-advised fund, promoting leadership, access and parity for women and girls. Ann was also an Executive Producer of Hot Girls Wanted, an important documentary that received a 2015 Emmy Award nomination.

Ann Lovell serves as President of The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, is a Trustee and served as Executive Director from 2004-2012. This Foundation focuses on Integrative Medicine, Mental Illness, Youth Access to the Arts and, beginning this year, Gender Parity. Ann is the Founder and Executive Director of The Valley Foundation, providing college scholarships to Southern Arizona residents, and was a Founding Director and Treasurer of The Bravewell Collaborative, an operating foundation established to bring about optimal health and healing for both individuals and society by advancing integrative medicine and healing environments for both patients and healers. Ann was also a founding board member of Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson, a past chairman of the Southern Arizona Grantmakers, and has served on numerous committees for Tucson based non-profit organizations.

Among all of her accomplishments and successful endeavors, Ann is most proud of her career as the mother of her six adult children.


Jacki Zehner dedicates her time and resources towards the advancement of women and girls. As the President of The Jacquelyn and Gregory Zehner Foundation, a role she has held for the past 15 years, Jacki funds a wide variety of projects and organizations, with a particular focus on women's rights, women's foundations, movement building, and media. Jacki joined Women Moving Millions (WMM) as a member in 2009, and since 2012 she has served as their Chief Engagement Officer. WMM is a global community of 250+ members that have collectively given over $1 billion to organizations and programs that focus on females, making WMM the largest philanthropic network in the world of women funding women. Prior to her philanthropic focus, Jacki was a Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where she was the youngest woman and first female trader to make partner. 
In addition to her work with WMM, Jacki serves on a number of boards and advisory committees, including The Sundance Institute. She is an active writer, speaker, and consultant on topics relating to women and wealth, philanthropy, and leadership. She is a featured Influencer on LinkedIn, attracting nearly 400,000 subscribers to date, and has been recognized for her leadership with many awards, including being recently named to the Economist’s Global Diversity List as a top 50 diversity figure in public life, and Inside Philanthropy’s Most Powerful Women in US Philanthropy.


Catherine Fox is one of Australia’s leading commentators on women and the workforce. A journalist, author and presenter, she is regularly invited to address audiences around Australia and often appears in the media. During a long career with the Financial Review, she edited several sections of the newspaper, and wrote the weekly Corporate Woman column; and she has published three books, including "Seven Myths about Women and Work” (New South). In 2012 Catherine helped establish the annual Westpac/Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards; and she is a member of the Australian Defence Force Gender Equality Advisory Board.


About the Australian Women Donors Network

The Australian Women Donors Network is a not-for-profit organisation that works to increase philanthropic and social investment in women and girls, to create a more equitable society for all. For further information and genderwise resources please visit our website and/or connect with us on social media.

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