Small logo Subscribe to leading news on impact investing. Learn More
The Brief Originals Dealflow Signals The Impact Alpha Impact Voices Podcasts Agents of Impact Open
What's Next Capital on the Frontier Measure Better Investing in Racial Equity Beyond Trade-offs Impact en las Americas New Revivalists
Local and Inclusive Climate Finance Catalytic Capital Frontier Finance Best Practices Geographies
Slack Agent of Impact Calls Events Contribute
The Archive ImpactSpace The Accelerator Selection Tool Network Map
About Us FAQ Calendar Pricing and Payment Policy Privacy Policy Terms of Service Agreement Contact Us
Locavesting Entrepreneurship Gender Smart Return on Inclusion Good Jobs Creative economy Opportunity Zones Investing in place Housing New Schooled Well Being People on the Move Faith and investing Inclusive Fintech
Clean Energy Farmer Finance Soil Wealth Conservation Finance Financing Fish
Innovative Finance
Personal Finance Impact Management
Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East Oceania/Australia China Canada India United Kingdom United States
Subscribe Log In

Suzanne Biegel: How Investing with a Gender Lens Can Create a Powerful Women Effect (podcast)

I caught up recently with Suzanne for ImpactAlpha’s Returns on Investment podcast series. She explained there’s not a single gender lens, but rather multiple lenses. (Indeed, you can read more about them in ImpactAlpha’s Gender Lenses section.)

Listen to ImpactAlpha’s interview with Suzanne Biegel in our Returns on Investment podcast.
The first lens is women’s entrepreneurship. “Whether they’re high-growth high-tech women entrepreneurs, whether they’re women entrepreneurs doing ground breaking thing with social impact in emerging markets, there is a body of evidence that says, ‘When we get capital into the hands of women entrepreneurs, good things will happen.’”

A second lens is the products and services a company offers. If those products positively affects the lives of women and girls, such companies can be gender lens investments, even if they are male-led. And a third lens is a business’s commitment to gender equality “in ownership, in leadership, in supply chain, in distribution channels.” With her friends at Criterion Institute, Suzanne has an updated whitepaper about upgrading your due diligence with a gender lens.

Women Effect, her new organization, will bring investors, philanthropists, wealth advisors together. “People want to find co-investors,” Suzanne told me. “They want to find things to invest in. They want to develop their strategy. And they want to be able to really collaborate to create new investible vehicles that meet their objectives….to move more capital with more velocity, with more strategic intent towards a gender lens, and towards the women effect.”

Listen to ImpactAlpha’s interview with Suzanne Biegel in our Returns on Investment podcast.

You might also like...