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Mar. 9, 2017 7:28 am

How Philly’s impact community supported #InternationalWomensDay

Here's what went down on Twitter.

"Resist" signs at the first Women's March.

(Photo by Flickr user C P, used under a Creative Commons license)

Considering that women make up roughly three quarters of the nonprofit workforce nationally, we were curious as to how A Day Without A Woman and #InternationalWomensDay might be recognized across Philly’s impact community.

Only 45 percent of women are reported to hold executive positions. To that statistic, we’d like to point the sector as a whole to Philly’s legal aid and advocacy community:

Here’s how Community Legal Services (CLS) Executive Director Debby Freedman, Education Law Center Executive Director Deborah Gordon Klehr, Defender Association Chief Keir Bradford-Grey and Juvenile Law Center Executive Director Susan Mangold started the day.

Here’s a statistic that caught our eye from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.

Philanthropy Network was shouting out funders supporting programs for women and girls.

Here are some more ways to support women and girls, from Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy

… including this thread.

Barra Foundation shared an uplifting story about Rita Henderson, North Philly native now working in tech in San Francisco.

Project HOME hosted a potluck at noon.

Here are some hard facts from CLS.

And some more from Benefits Data Trust.

Free Library shared their schedule of events through the rest of Women’s History Month.

But celebrating women and fighting for equal rights cannot end with the day, nor the month.

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