What would be possible if investment decisions incorporated a gender lens? What new opportunities would be imagined if gender were positively factored into how we move capital? And, if those with power and capital saw gender as an integral part of analyzing financial value, how would this shift the way women were valued, overall? Investing with a gender lens is about fundamental systems change. We envision a world in which analyzing gender when making an investment is as normative as, for example, assessing political stability or considering competition in an industry. It changes how financial markets value women and girls. By shifting the rules of financial markets we can reduce the insidious and entrenched gender inequity that diminishes the potential of the world’s women and girls and, subsequently, constrains the potential of our economies and our communities.
Join us for an interactive discussion with Joy Anderson, Founder and President of Criterion Institute.
When: Wednesday January 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM PST
$40.00 per person
6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
7:00 p.m. Program: A Gender Lens in Investing
Joy Anderson, founder and president of Criterion Institute, landed on Fast Company’s 2011 list of “100 Most Creative People in Business.” Through her leadership of Criterion and its initiatives that shape markets to create social and environmental good, Joy is a visionary force to change the rules of our economy. Joy’s insights have shaped hundreds of ventures, including Good Capital, a social investment firm she co-founded in 2006, and Village Capital, where Joy chairs the board. Joy earned her Ph.D in American History from NYU and was a political science major at Wesleyan.