Liesel Pritzker Simmons: Does being a female philanthropist make a difference?

Liesel Pritzker Simmons earmarks significant portions of her wealth for philanthropy, yet she works in a space where men are still the most pictured faces behind the names: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gates, Buffet. Pritzker Simmons discusses how this dynamic influences how she approaches philanthropy.

More than an obstacle, Pritzker Simmons feels like philanthropy is and should often be a soft, compassionate enterprise--despite the fact that the most well-known financial contributors have been men. The marketing of philanthropy as a dichotomy between the "soft touch" and the hard, black-and-white approach of economics is something that may be changing, Pritzker Simmons says.

Learn more about Liesel Pritzker Simmons and her philanthropic efforts at the Global Philanthropy Forum.