On Tuesday, April 18th, women and allies from all over the country came together for a virtual convening to learn about what collective impact is, how it can be implemented for effective, collaborative change, and how It's Time Network is facilitating it through the Network City Program.
If you missed the convening, you can watch the recording here:
We also shared some actions you can take now to build momentum around action for women’s rights:
Join the Network
Join the network to be invited to participate in future convenings, connect with others in your city who are working for change, support collective action for women’s rights, and more
Invite Others to Join the Network
Build capacity for collective impact by inviting 10 or more other women and allies to join the network. The more individuals and organizations join the network, the more effectively we can facilitate collective action.
Register for Upcoming Virtual Convenings
Register for the convening on May 2nd at 12pm PST / 3pm EST on the Stronger California Legislation, as well as for additional upcoming convenings here.
Right now, women and allies are ready to take action together to protect and advance their rights and the rights of all people.
Join us for a series of virtual convenings focused on connecting women and allies, and providing information on how we can come together for action, starting at the local level.
Sign up for our email list to receive updates about upcoming virtual convenings -- new dates will be announced soon!
At each virtual convening, we will:
First, women and allies are looking for opportunities to connect, learn together and engage with one another. The calls will connect us in shared learning, and at the end of each call, we will provide opportunities for breaking out into smaller groups by interest areas and location.
We will provide accurate and up-to-date information on the work that is being done to address the issues that women are facing in our communities and to protect and advance women’s rights.
Participate & Act:
Then, we’ll provide information about how women and allies can get involved in collective impact work in their cities, in the form of immediate calls to action and more long-term planning.
You can stay up to date on the collective projects we’re working on through the Network City Program and participate in collective action yourself by joining the network here.
Did you miss a past virtual convening? You can find recordings of each here:
June 6, 2017: What's Next for Women & Girls in Denver
May 16, 2017:Building a Common Agenda for Women & Girls
Feel free to share with other women and allies who might be interested!
Thank you for your interest in starting a Network City chapter in your city! We are excited to partner with local leaders to develop a national network and infrastructure to advance gender equity. Here's how it works:
What is the Network City Program?
It’s Time Network is building the Network City Program to be the first national cross-sector network where individuals and organizations can join together to accelerate progress for women and girls through collective action. The goal of the Network City Program is to achieve measurable positive impact in the lives of women and girls at the local level in ways that would not be possible by individuals and organizations acting alone.
In cities with Network City chapters, Local Advisory Councils (LACs) will work with local stakeholders to support advancing women’s leadership, gender partnership and collaboration across all sectors. Through the Network City Program, LACs will lead individuals and organizations in the network to activate and engage their communities to develop collective impact projects that will protect and advance the rights of women and girls in their cities and beyond.
How will It's Time Network support your chapter?
As the backbone organization for the Network City Program, It's Time Network will provide dedicated resources to all Network City chapters, including:
- Fundraising assistance
- Fiscal management
- Technical assistance with program development
- Access to our technology and digital marketing platforms, including website and social media channels
- Access to our national network of thought leaders and engaged citizens who are working for gender equity
- Access to the Mayors Guide for Accelerating Gender Equality
- A dashboard of tools to collect data and develop a baseline analysis to reveal opportunities for measurably improving the lives of women and girls in your community
What do I need to do to start a chapter in my city?
To start a Network City chapter in your city, you will need to:
- Have a minimum of three of potential Local Advisory Council participants ready to launch the chapter with you
- Secure pledges for funds to meet the minimum required budget of $75,000
If you're ready to take the lead on advancing gender equity in your city, here's how you can start the process of launching a Network City chapter:
- Learn more about how the Network City Program works here, and the activities your chapter will lead here
- Complete the information request form below
- A member of the It's Time Network team will follow up with you to discuss next steps
We look forward to learning about you and discussing how you can join this growing network!Sign up