The Gender Lens Opportunity: Jackie VanderBrug at TEDxSandHillRdWomen

Published on Jan 5, 2013

Jackie VanderBrug is a leader in the emerging global field of gender lens investing and a founder of the Women Effect Investments Initiative. Jackie works with both investors and investment vehicles to develop the gender lens investing market. Her relationships with a wide range of stakeholders -- not only investors and fund managers, but also collaborators as diverse as the Women's Funding Network, the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs, Women in the World Foundation, the Pipeline Fellowship and Astia -- provide her an unparalleled perspective on the rich opportunities presented by this field. This talk addresses the fact that the gender lens is now commonplace in development, increasingly present in philanthropy, but almost unknown in investing — how much can change when we fix that equation?

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