The 50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy


Inside Philanthropy has named its 50 most influential women in philanthropy. Their list has expanded since its debut two years ago year when it began with just 15 women. The online news hub wished to bring to light the charitable work of women often overshadowed by their billionaire husbands. In fact, they believe that women are the ones leading today's most significant giving initiatives.

More self-made women are accumulating wealth and guiding their philanthropic directives. They are at the helm of some of the world's largest charitable organizations and crucial in building donor networks and donor-advised funds. As a result, we've seen an influx in charitable giving towards equality and women's empowerment.

Although not exhaustive, the top 50 list highlights the work of women who have significant influence over their sector and how resources are spent. In addition to mega-donors, it includes leaders of private and corporate foundations, as well as catalysts - those who are bringing people together and cultivating mass giving. Find out who made this year's list and prepare to be inspired. LEARN MORE