Singer Annie Lennox’s philanthropy, which blurs the lines between fundraising and activism in building a network of influential women, is the subject of a New York Times profile.
The article describes how the former singer for the Eurythmics and the celebrity ambassador for Oxfam developed her giving forum, The Circle, and looks at the growing influence of women-led organizations around the globe that are pursuing issues particularly relevant to woman.
In the past decade, “gender equality has moved from the margin to the center of the political debate,” said Jacki Zehner, chief executive of Women Moving Millions. “It’s no longer considered strange to invest in women and girls. It’s considered smart and actually kind of cool.”