More Than Money
Issue #19

Women, Money, and Power

Table of Contents



  • Resourceful Women provides a wide array of workshops and resources aimed at helping women with wealth to become financially savvy and powerful. It also coordinates the Women Donors Network.

Resourceful Women
Presidio Building 1016,
P.O. Box 29423
San Francisco, CA 94129-0423

  • National Association of Women Business Owners is a dues-based national organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs, whether sole proprietors, partners, or corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.

NAWBO 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 830
Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • Emily's List has become the leading source of financial and technical support for pro-choice and feminist women candidates seeking office as governors, federal representatives, and senators. Founded in 1985, the group has grown to more than 45,000 members, raised millions of dollars for candidates, and helped elect record numbers of women to office.

805 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

  • Women's Philanthropy Institute offers a newsletter, conferences, workshops, and other services to help educate women about philanthropy and financial decision making.

1605 Monroe St., Suite 105
Madison, WI 53711-2052

  • Women's Funding Network is an association of over 100 public and private foundations, federations, and individual donors that provide funds that empower women and girls.

332 Minnesota St., Suite E-840
St. Paul, MN 55101-1320

  • Global Fund for Women is a grantmaking foundation that organizes several funding circles to support women's groups outside of the United States which seek to transform their respective societies.

425 Sherman Ave., Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94306


  • For Love and/or Money: The Impact of Inherited Wealth on Relationships by Barbara Blouin (Trio Press, 1995). This short booklet explores how financial inequality can affect friendships and intimate relationships.
  • What Every Woman Should Know About Her Husband's Money by Shelby White (Random House, 1995). This book Cautions against being content to let one's husband manage a family's financial affairs alone and explains what women need to know about marital assets, community and common property, prenuptial agreements, divorce, alimony, child support, retirement, and wills.
  • The Money Club: How We Taught Ourselves the Secret to a Secure Financial Future, and How You can, Too by Marilyn Crockett, Diane Felenstein, Dale Burg (Simon and Schuster, 1997). Offers personal stories as well as financial planning insights from a group of wealthy "Park Avenue women" who began meeting as an investment club in 1995, but became so much more to each other.
  • Reinventing Philanthropy: Realizing the Potential of Women's Philanthropy by Sondra Shaw and Martha Taylor (Jossey-Bass, 1995). Explores opportunities and obstacles to women's philanthropy in the past, today, and tomorrow.
  • Lady Bountiful Revisited: Women, Philanthropy, and Power edited by Kathleen McCarthy (Rutgers, 1990). A stereotype-smashing, international, cross-cultural look at women and their role in volunteerism and philanthropy.
  • Women of the Upper Class by Susan Ostrander (Temple, 1984). A classic study that looks into the roles of wife, mother, club member, and community volunteer among wealthy women and how they tend to support the existing class structure.
  • Sisterhood is Global edited by Robin Morgan (The Feminist Press, 1997). This book provides a picture of the life situations of women throughout the world and what women of diverse backgrounds are doing together to create change.
  • The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History edited by Mankiller, Mink, Navarro, Smith, and Steinem (Houghton Miflin, 1998). With an inclusive approach, four hundred articles describe women's contributions to U.S. history.
  • For-Giving: A Feminist Critique of Exchange by Genevieve Vaughan (Plain View, 1997). Starting with the statement that "capitalism and communism are both patriarchal," this books explores a caring, feminist alternative to business as usual.


  • Women Connect Online is a women's gateway to resources on the web. It includes extensive links and information on business and personal financial management:
  • An Income of Her Own is an on-line resource where teenage women can learn about pursuing their dreams through entrepreneurshi:

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