Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek discusses “The Rise of Gender Capitalism” hosted by SSIR (Recording)
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon PDT, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT
“The Rise of Gender Capitalism” hosted by, Stanford Social Innovation Review
The world is waking up to the economic power of women. A growing number of studies have indicated that gender-inclusive companies are more successful, that women’s participation in the labor force has had measurable effects on economic growth—indeed, that women’s leadership benefits the economy and society on every level. Despite this, traditional investment opportunities—both in the for-profit and the social sector—have excluded women from access to capital and done little to further gender equity in the workplace. In recent years, a movement towards “investing with a gender lens” has emerged. This movement encourages the use of capital to deliver financial returns and improve the lives of women and girls and their communities.