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Gender-Smart Investing: More than two dozen new funds investing with a gender lens

Project Sage has tracked at least two dozen new funds, which will be part of the new report next spring. Catalyst at Large Suzanne Biegel provides a sneak peek at a selection of the exciting and innovative new funds emerging in the field of gender-smart investing.

Why some venture capitalists talk about gender (and others don’t)

“There’s a strong chance the next Bill Gates isn’t going to look anything like the last one,” wrote Melinda Gates in a recent post taking venture capitalists to task for not putting diversity at the top of their agenda. “So I’m interested in finding solutions that will help ensure we recognize her when we see her.”

Realizing the potential of women entrepreneurs in Africa

Gender lens investing is gaining traction with investors around the globe and Africa is no exception. In my role as senior gender lens investing advisor at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, I got together with Isis Nyong’o Madison to reflect on discussions and lessons learned at Sankalp Africa Summit. The 2017 gathering of more than

Training Myself to Look at My Portfolio Through a Gender Lens

I’ve been working on investing with a women and girls focus for a long time. And my husband has been working on his running for a long time. He’s an ultra-marathoner – a good one. He’s both a natural, and he works at it. What do these things have to do with each other? It’s about practising,