Wendy H. Steele
Recognized by Forbes in 2021 as one of 50 women over 50 who are leading the world in impact, Wendy H. Steele is the Founder of Impact100, a grassroots global movement in women’s philanthropy. Since inception in 2001, Impact100 chapters have invested more than $123 million in local nonprofits across more than 65 cities and four countries.
Author of Invitation to Impact: Lighting the Path to Community Transformation, Steele inspires through her personal story along with her journey to launch a lead a global movement in women’s philanthropy, she provides inspiration to increase your impact through generosity and community service.
Steele’s work in philanthropy is noted in several books including, The Transformative Power of Women’s Philanthropy; Women, Wealth and Giving; Women’s Giving Circles; and The Right Sisters – Modern Women Inventors. She has been honored with many awards for her philanthropic work including a Distinguished Honoree of the 2020 Jones Prize and the prestigious Jefferson Award for Public Service, which is considered the Nobel Prize for community Service.
The importance of giving back with the intent to leave the world a little better than she found it was instilled in her from a young age, leading her to see that each of us has something important to give. She observes that there are two kinds of people: those who see the problems in the world and realize they can be a part of the solution and those who still need to be invited to the party.