Speaker Bios – Women’s Impact Initiative

Taryn Gold
Associate Vice President, Chapter Engagement
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Taryn Gold has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2004, and just celebrated her 10 year anniversary at AFP Global. At AFP, she leads the Chapter Engagement Department and AFPs Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access program including the Women’s Impact and Emerging Leader Initiatives. She has a passion for women’s issues and equity and enjoys partnering with AFP Chapters to deliver member value, enable professional growth, and develop philanthropy.

Liz LeClair
Chair of the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative

Liz LeClair is proud to call herself a fundraiser and a feminist.  She brings more than 15 years of experience to her role as the Director of Major Gifts at the QEII Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Liz is a director with Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), and is the current Chair of the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative.

In 2019, Liz published an op-ed with CBC on her experience being sexually harassed by a donor.  She is a co-founder of the National Day of Conversation, a day dedicated to raising awareness on sexual harassment of fundraisers.