I recently had the pleasure of being in conversation with Monique Aiken for The Reconstruction Podcast. This gave me the opportunity to walk listeners through the story of how investing in and through women will result in a better future for all.
I spoke about the need to change the narrative from women as beneficiaries to women as drivers of solutions, or Changemakers as I like to call them. Women who can lead extraordinary change if their control over capital matches their talent contributions. Investing in the success of women and girls by shifting financial systems to fully include them is our best opportunity to build a sustainable future for humanity.
We spoke about nurses, who were largely responsible for any wall that existed between patients and the pandemic. More than three-quarters of nursing staff globally are women.
“What if 76% of healthcare budgets were actually allocated through the sensibility of 76% of their staff, who happen to be female?” I asked. “Now, that kind of thinking is what we fuel with our capital. It’s what we want to invest into.” Our aim is to invest in women as drivers of change, women who are doing the frontline work. Why don’t we give them the power to be full participants in the innovation and capital allocation that fuels those areas of all communities and all in our world?
Women of the World Endowment has a 10-year goal to raise a $5 billion endowment. “[Patience] is making the non-profit a demonstration of the performance of a 100% mission-aligned portfolio,” said ImpactAlpha. And we are doing this uniquely. Our strategy is to invest from the endowment by backing women as investors, leaders and entrepreneurs, and in companies that benefit women and girls, while at the same time generating returns on capital invested, across both private and public markets. By doing so we are demonstrating that backing women need not be a trade-off of financial returns and in fact is the pathway to both strong returns and impact.
With gratitude and best wishes for good health,
Founder and CEO of Women of the World Endowment
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