San Francisco
via Zoom (link to be sent to you immediately after you register)
San Francisco, CA
United States of America

In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be joined by two impressive members of the Global Fund for Women (GFW) team - Cinthia Carvajal and Ammarah Maqsood - to learn more about what current politics and movements mean for women (in the U.S. and abroad), and how power and privilege can be shifted to women via feminist philanthropy. Join us to learn more about what we can all do to support gender justice and help create meaningful and lasting change for women and girls around the world.

Originally from Bolivia, Cinthia Carvajal learned from her mother’s experience as a Latin-American immigrant woman living in the U.S. She focused on social justice and equality with an emphasis on intersectionality, social movements, gender, immigration, and artivism. She began work as a sociocultural anthropologist, seeking to understand community-led strategies. She completed graduate studies in Switzerland and has worked with Planned Parenthood, Thousand Currents, and GFW. Cinthia focuses on promoting and supporting the advancement of human rights of immigrant women, gender equality, and economic and reproductive justice locally and globally. As part of GFW, she supports their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Program, their Feminist Crisis Fund, and their Women’s Funds work.

Ammarah Maqsood has a deep-rooted passion for social justice, especially human rights and equity for women and girls. She enjoys connecting with donors through authentic storytelling and leading them to the frontlines of gender justice movements. She has been in nonprofit work for eight years and comes from a diverse background with experiences in programs and development at both local and international nonprofits. She holds a BA in Political Science and Economics and a Master's in Public Administration (MPA). She applies her knowledge and expertise to be an effective organizational leader and approach philanthropy through a feminist lens. She is currently the Development Officer (West), connecting with donors on the West Coast and managing the GFW's young professionals' group, Spark. 

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. 

The meeting is free, but you must register to get the link

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon: Log in or dial in

12:15 PM: Meeting begins

1:30 PM: Meeting adjourns