Linkedin Pulse

Embracing the Struggle to be Heard

Motivation. As a long time advocate for gender equality, it’s a concept I’ve been struggling with as of late. Especially in light of today’s seemingly endless cycle of corruption and cronyism.

Linkedin Pulse

Reclaiming Philanthropy

Alternative names to ‘philanthropist’ emerged in conversation. Terms like ‘donor activist’ and ‘philanthro-feminist’ were mentioned, denoting a desire for language that reflects a different approach to giving. This approach doesn’t depend on being female, but it does center the needs and rights of women and girls, recognizing their contributions as key to building the world we want to live in.

The Huffington Post

The Case for Funding Grassroots Organizations

When I started actively giving away my money around 10 years ago, I didn’t quite know where to start. As a female entrepreneur that started a fashion line designed for women, it was only natural that I would support other women, but how?

Women's eNews

'My Passion, My Philanthropy': Suzanne Lerner's Work Grows Out Of a Feminist Consciousness

Four years of living abroad taught me that, at heart, we are all the same, and that some of us are just luckier. The groundwork had been laid for my becoming a philanthropist.

The Huffington Post


Finding Your Purpose in 2016

We’re welcoming the new year by choosing to empower and support others. Choose your cause, and go for it. You’ll realize the happiness you receive through giving; there’s nothing quite like it.
— Suzanne Lerner

The Huffington Post


Getting on Board: How Being on Boards Can Change Your Life and Career and How to Do it

I encourage you to reach out, to get involved, and to start small. The board positions will come, with time, but the start of change? That starts now, with you. Get passionate, get involved and get on board. You’ll be glad you did.
— Suzanne Lerner