Tara Bishop and Eileen Tanghal recognized that bringing together the knowledge, practices, and diverse thinking of healthcare and technology can be transformational. They founded Black Opal Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in companies finding innovative solutions to the healthcare…
Over time, social and environmental issues can grow to become significant market opportunities. Impact investors focusing on the convergence of these issues and the market are able to time their investments appropriately to maximize financial returns. Layering an impact investing…
Climate change-related disasters are accelerating. Demand-side mitigation and risk management opportunities are also becoming more exciting with significant potential if women are centralized as solution drivers. The agricultural sector represents 18.4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Women play significant roles in agriculture, particularly in Africa where they grow 70% of the continent’s food. Women are well-positioned to build solutions that can increase food security, reduce the impact of climate change, and improve livelihoods for everyone. Pooja Eppanapally, WoWE’s Investment Manager, sits down with Mandy Nyarko, General Partner of Future Impact Ventures, and Lesley Ndlovu, CEO of African Risk Capacity, to discuss African women’s leadership in climate change mitigation.
Organizations like buildOn take a multifaceted approach to support their communities, including providing wrap-around services that create effective change from literacy to financial opportunity to (ultimately) community growth. buildOn wants to see a world where every boy and girl has a seat in school in all buildOn partner countries and wants to increase graduation rates by 50% in all buildOn partner cities in the US. Maurice Muchene, Vice President of Business Development of buildOn and Pooja Eppanapally, Investment Manager at Women of the World Endowment discuss education through solidarity and intersectionality.
Niesha N. Foster, Pfizer’s Vice President, Product Access, Global Health & Social Impact, is driving forward a world in which patients, no matter their economic status, healthcare insurance, ethnicity, or zip code, are at the center of our healthcare system. Tune in to her conversation with Patience Marime-Ball, CEO of Women of the World Endowment to discuss partnerships, strategies, and measuring success to advance health equity.
Emerging investment leaders Nikoa Milton and Jenny Tolan, co-founders of Level, sit down to discuss fueling a financial revolution by tapping into education, community-building, and investing in women to close the racial wealth gap with Pooja Eppanapally, Investment Manager at Women of the World Endowment.
Dr. Scilla Elworthy, author of The Business Plan for Peace, and Shubhi Rao, CEO & Founder of Uplevyl sit down to discuss investing in the technologies of global and personal peace and security.
Luke Wilcox, Founder and CEO of Ethos ESG, and Pooja Eppanapally, Investment Manager at WoWE discuss how having quality ESG data and transparency empowers investors to better understand and assess the environmental, social and financial impact of their decisions.
Patience Marime-Ball, CEO and Founder of Women of the World Endowment and Bahiyah Robinson, CEO of VC Include consider how to bring venture capital, diversity, and impact together to expand investment opportunities for diverse asset managers, empower organizations to utilize diversity as a driver for success, and change capital markets.
Investors Kristin Hull, CEO of Nia Impact Capital and Dr. Ruth Shaber, CEO of Tara Health Foundation examine how aligning investments with values doesn’t mean sacrificing financial return. Learn how investing through a gender-focused and solutions-focused lens can mean better asset performance and better impact performance.