Conversation on the Impact of COVID19 on Women

You're invited!

January 28, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

The Fund for Women & Girls (FWG) and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence invite you to join us for a conversation on the impact of COVID-19 on women. This webinar will feature the soon to be released report, “Essential Equity: Women, COVID-19 and Rebuilding CT,” which was collaboratively produced by member organizations of the Connecticut Collective for Women and Girls (including FWG) the Connecticut Data Collaborative. The topics to be explored during the one-hour conversation include:

  • Women in the workplace as essential workers and caregivers
  • The child care crisis (today and in the future)
  • How women owned businesses are faring

Our Moderator will be Tricia Hyacinth, Senior Director of the Fund for
Women & Girls
. Featured speakers include Erica Philips, Chief Operating Officer at All Our Kin and Fran Pastore, Founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council.

We will also be joined by two Stamford based family child care educators who will share insights on challenges and opportunities resulting from the pandemic.

Register here!

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Featured Speakers:

Erica Phillips
All Our Kin

Erica Phillips brings a diverse set of business and education experiences to All Our Kin, a leading social enterprise in early education. As the Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for strong program implementation across multiple sites, ensuring fidelity to All Our Kin’s nationally-recognized model for improving availability and quality of home-based child care, and leading All Our Kin’s expansion into new markets. Prior to joining All Our Kin, Erica founded Second Home Early Child Care Centers, which prepares children for in family child cares for life-long achievement.

Fran Pastore
Founder and CEO,
Women’s Business Development Council

Fran Pastore is a pioneer in the women's entrepreneurial ecosystem. As the Founder and CEO of the Women's Business Development Council, the leading organization championing female entrepreneurship, Fran is a globally recognized expert on the issue of women's economic equality. Domestically, for over two decades, Fran has been instrumental in the passage of legislation benefiting women entrepreneurs, providing numerous testimonies before the U.S. Congress.

Tricia Hyacinth
Senior Director, Fund for Women & Girls,
Fairfield County's Community Foundation

Tricia joined the Community Foundation in 2012. She’s held positions of Associate and Manager. In 2016, she assumed the role of Director of Fund for Women & Girls. As Director, Tricia oversees the Fund’s grantmaking portfolio, Family Economic Security Program housed at Housatonic Community College, annual fundraiser and thought leadership initiatives that advance gender equity; and is responsible for increasing the Fund’s visibility.

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