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Buffett joins online conference about money and women's charitable giving



September 17, 2012

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Jennifer Buffett, co-founder and president of the NoVo Foundation, has joined the speaker roster for an online conference exploring attitudes toward money, risk-taking and other factors that affect women’s philanthropic choices.

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute, a unit of the Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University, will present SHEMAKESCHANGE, a three-part conference, from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sept. 20 and 27 and Oct. 4. The center is located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

A highly regarded philanthropist, Buffett will share the transformational journey that shaped her own views on money and philanthropy during SHEMAKESCHANGE. Buffett is the wife of composer and producer Peter Buffett. Jennifer Buffett’s work in philanthropy began in 1997 when Peter’s parents, Susan and Warren Buffett, gave Jennifer and Peter a charitable fund.

Since 2006, Buffett and the NoVo Foundation have concentrated on empowering women and girls as a strategy to end poverty, promoting healthy child development and stopping gender-based violence in the United States and abroad. Buffett has a cameo appearance during the first session, but plays a bigger role in the final two sessions.

Topics for the online conference are:

Sept. 20    “What Women Really Think about Money”

Sept. 27     “Unraveling the Myths”

Oct. 4         “Change Your Strategy and Change the World”

Registration is open.

Additional conference speakers include:

 Patricia Annino, partner, Prince, Lobel and Tye, LLP, and author, “Women & Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning"

 Charlotte Beyer, founder and former CEO, Institute for Private Investors and vice chair of the board, Museum of American Finance

 Claudia Chan, media entrepreneur, motivational women’s lifestyle expert and founder of

Debra Mesch, Ph.D., director, Women’s Philanthropy Institute

Mindy Rosenthal, executive director, Institute for Private Investors, and managing director, Campden Wealth

Barbara Stanny, entrepreneur and author, “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart about Money"

Viviana Zelizer, professor of sociology, Princeton University and author, “The Purchase of   Intimacy"

For additional information, contact or call 317-278-8990.