On Tuesday afternoon, the six MAPS girls with our two chaperones traveled to NYC to attend the Miss Hall’s School Philanthropic Round Table. This years theme was Women and Philanthropy: Bridging Divides and Finding Common Cause. Among the six panelists were Alfa Demmellash Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rising Tide Capital, Femida Handy, Professor in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, Melissa Hillebrenner the director of Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation, Katie Higgins Hood, Visiting Lecturer and Senior Fellow of the Hart Leadership Program, a Professor at Duke University and president of the KHH Advisory Services LLC, Anna Lefer Kuhn the Executive Director of the Arca Foundation, and Amy G. Lehman the founder and CEO of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic. All of these women had many points of view on the different divides within the world of philanthropy, the effect technology has on philanthropy, and the differences between men and women philanthropists. The panelists conducted a very inspiring conversation, full of differing view points on the pros and cons of technology to the differences in leadership styles between men and women. I know we all felt so lucky to have gone and been a part of that amazing conversation!