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The ELAS Fund was present at #WomenFunded2017, a conference organized by the Women's Funding Network in San Francisco, California, USA, from September 6 to 8.

The conference brought together more than 300 women leaders from funds, foundations and non-profit organizations, as well as business leaders and experts on gender issues and women's human rights. 
One of the highlights of the program was the talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a lawyer and researcher who pioneered the concept of intersectionality to address inequalities within feminisms, and is an important reference for intersectional feminism. 
The Women's Funding Network argues that the current turbulent times we face globally require us to consider race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation and other identity markers that affect our experiences together. In this sense, Kimberlé Crenshaw motivates us to continue challenging the norms and systems that prevent the full participation of all women in the movement.
The Women's Funding Network is the world's largest philanthropic network dedicated to women and girls, with more than 100 women's foundations and funds and gender equity funders involved.