International Women’s Day Gala 2021

Thank you for helping us raise $753,000 at our first International Women’s Day virtual gala celebration! We honored international disability rights activist Judith Heumann and filmmaker Mark Littman with the Leet Humanitarian Award for their work advancing human rights. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and recording artist and actor Vanessa Williams joined the celebration.

Read Transcript

Judith Heumann
International Disability Rights Activist
Author of Being Heumann & featured in Netflix’ Crip Camp

Mark Littman
Director & Partner, Bodega & Northern Lights, Trickle Up Board Member

Senator Tammy Duckworth
U.S. Senator for Illinois

Vanessa Williams
Multi-Platinum Recording Artist & Star of Film, Television and Theatre

The event featured stories of Trickle Up program participants in Guatemala and India; a virtual auction, with night-of donors receiving scarves handmade by Trickle Up participants post-event; and a special “after party” conversation with Heumann and Littman on the power of storytelling to advance human rights.

A special thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Goldman Sachs
MetLife Foundation
Offit Capital

More Videos

Town Hall: Countering Catastrophe

On May 19, 2021 Trickle Up hosted a Town Hall discussion with AVSI on lessons learned implementing a livelihoods program for refugees and host community members in Kamwenge, Uganda during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Town Hall: Building Resilience to Climate Change

On February 10, 2021 Trickle Up hosted a Town Hall to discuss the lessons learned with partner Concern Worldwide from adapting to extreme weather while implementing a livelihoods program for people in extreme poverty in Bangladesh and Vietnam.

Turning Lessons Into Sustainable Action: Session Three

The third and final session of a three day virtual partner symposium to share lessons from the Empowering Women and Youth Through Graduation Approach and Financial Inclusion project in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Mexico.