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Deeply Talks: Gender Lens Investing

In our May episode of Deeply Talks, experts join us to discuss why 2018 is such a big year for investing in women.

Written by Megan Clement, Jihii Jolly Published on Read time Approx. 1 minutes
Left: Suzanne Biegel (Wharton Social Impact Initiative, University of Pennsylvania), Right: (Jackie VanderBrug)

As more investors decide to put their money behind women entrepreneurs worldwide, the emerging field of gender lens investing is taking hold. In 2017 alone, investment focused on women and girls eclipsed $2.2 billion, an all-time record.

In this episode of Deeply Talks, we explored the history of this field and why 2018 is such a big year for investing in women.

We were joined by Suzanne Biegel, chief catalyst of Catalyst at Large, with whom we spoke earlier this year, and Jackie VanderBrug, managing director of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, who contributed to our explainer on gender lens investing. Both are pioneers of gender lens investing and they discussed how the field developed, what their respective roles and goals are for it, and how #MeToo has influenced investors.

Listen to the conversation here.

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