Why Focus On Women & Social Impact Investing
“ Success is about the difference you make in people’s lives. „
Environmental and societal challenges have created the emerging social impact market which is said to grow up to $37.5 trillion US dollar until 2030. Technological and financial innovations are going to shape it, and based on current data, men will dominate and generate returns from it. Only 17% of technology jobs in Europe in 2016 for instance were held by women. Moreover, if you’re a female founder who needs to raise capital, the odds are stacked against you. In 2016, the amount of capital invested in female founders in the United States reached only 2.5%. Though women’s passion for social issues and inherent driver for sustainability can move mountains, they lack insights, financial capacities and promotional networks to be able to positively impact the lives of a million of people.
We’re on a mission to increase women’s influence in society as impact investors and impact professionals, while living up to their values. And we’re changing the equation on both sides.
On one hand, we empower females to understand and create social impact businesses that are financially sustainable and investable. Because we know they are the biggest untapped resource in digital economies, we put resources behind them for professional growth, qualified impact strategies and measurements. They are also build relationships with like-minded women from different industries as well as with impact experts and technology leaders – all committed to redefine the way how business value is created.
One the other hand, we’re also changing the gameplay of investing as we invite women to the table and help them become confident impact investors. We educate them on how to evaluate social impact investment opportunities and how to strategically increase financial returns. As we reimagine the value beyond the term sheet, we provide female investors access to investment opportunities from within our network, creating first-hand exchange at events and personal connection.