Ruth Ann Harnisch, Founder & President

Here’s where I sound off! Whether I’m sharing fresh insights or channeling
righteous rage, this is the place I’ll be pouring my heart out to you. Updated
fortnightly if not more frequently.

Ruth Ann Harnisch, Founder & President

Here’s where I sound off! Whether I’m sharing fresh insights or channeling
righteous rage, this is the place I’ll be pouring my heart out to you. Updated
fortnightly if not more frequently.

In 1998, when I founded the Harnisch Foundation, my intention was to be a good steward, leveraging money, skills, and connections to help make life a little better for others.
Ruth Ann Harnisch
In 1998, when I founded the Harnisch Foundation, my intention was to be a good steward, leveraging money, skills, and connections to help make life a little better for others.
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Funny Girls teaches leadership skills through improv. While funny things are bound to happen, the focus isn’t on the funny — it’s on boosting girls leadership.
Looking back (and looking forward): Investing in leadership training, coaching, and mentoring is a must from our point of view.
Greenlighting female-led films? YES. That's the idea behind Sundance Catalyst Women, a new program that we're supporting.
Our Funny Girls program opens the door to mastering and modeling five core leadership skills: collaboration, agility, self-awareness, empathy, and resiliency.
“How can I be a better ally?” is a beautiful question. Safety Pin Box will give you the answers and teach you a thing or two about racial bias.
When documentary film disrupts the concept of justice and equality — and shifts the public consciousness.
This is how you invest in the leadership development of a younger generation in an innovative way.
We’re headed to Sundance and so are these films that we supported.
An end-of-year message to share our 2016 successes and our plans to pave the way forward in 2017.
We can tell you about it, but these female filmmakers and Awesome Without Borders grantees take you inside the story.
TheHF’s Ruth Ann Harnisch shares her top three ideas that stuck from TEDWomen 2016.
The thing that seemed impossible, unthinkable – well, it happened.
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