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Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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March 25th 2013:From Outrage to Courage to Compassion: The Inspirational Vision of Anne Firth Murray

As a girl growing up in the 50’s, young Anne Firth Murray observed that her brother was allowed to do things that were off limits to her because she was a girl. Later, through jobs at the UN and the Hewlett Packard Foundation, Anne observed the many ways that women were treated differently than men despite the quality of their work. Frustrated by traditional philanthropy’s lack of interest in women’s issues, Anne and three other visionary women forged a new path, founding an highly successful organization, the Global Fund for Women, to grant funds directly to women-led organizations – a stra

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Anne Firth Murray

Anne Firth Murray, a New Zealander, was educated at the University of California and New York University. She has worked at the United Nations and the Hewlett Foundation, taught in Hong Kong and Singapore, and been an editor with Oxford, Stanford, and Yale University presses. She currently teaches at Stanford University. She is the Founding President of The Global Fund for Women, which provides funds internationally to seed, strengthen, and link groups committed to women's well being. She is the recipient of many awards and honors for women’s health and philanthropy, and in 2005 she was nominated as one of a group of 1,000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize. Her book on the early years of the G
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