WIIN curates panels with women industry leaders to help members stay on top of current knowledge and trends. We are thrilled when our members are able to learn from each other and leaders in the sector, sparking drive and enthusiasm to dream bigger, access information, and critical networks to move capital for social and environmental purposes. By sharing networks and knowledge across public, private, and non-profit organizations deploying capital for social and environmental impact, WIIN is accelerating the pace of change.
WIIN has been fortunate to have several Founders, Managing Directors of Funds, a Founding Member of CGAP, a Former CEO of OPIC, Head of IFC's Secretariat, Operating Principles for Impact Management, a Former CEO of Calvert Impact Capital among others to moderate and speak as part of our learning series and showcase their leadership to grow the impact investing sector. Past topics covered impact investing vehicles and development finance, impact investing careers, impact management, emerging technologies, gender and racial lens investing, and agricultural financing.
Impact Leadership, Development Mindset
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) together with the Women Innovators and Leaders Network (WILD Network hosted a fireside chat with two great trailblazers in the impact and development space. The event captured the interplay between international development and impact investing. The dialogue highlighted how professionals in both fields can break down silos to improve collaboration and it will provide insights into the journeys, successes, and challenges of these two amazing entrepreneurs.
Promoting Wellness during the Pandemic Era
Tuesday October 27, 2020
WIIN is brought together a panel of women to share their experiences in how they've balanced working in impact investing while ensuring they are taking care of their own wellbeing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel addressed the topic from several angles, including how women, especially mothers, in the industry are coping during COVID-19, how employers/managers can support their teams, and share some tips on promoting individual wellness during a time when boundaries often get de-prioritized especially for those working in mission-based industries.
Building Resilient and Equitable Communities
July 8, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has laid bare the vulnerabilities in our economic, health, education and social systems. The crisis is confirming and compounding deeply entrenched inequities in our society—inequities rooted in long-standing structural racism. Through the lens of activists and investors, panelists will deepen our understanding of the historical context for these vulnerabilities.
Identifying & Eliminating Gender Bias in VC Funds
April 7, 2020
The rise of female focused VC funds and ecosystem builders combined with the increase in the number of female VC partners and impact investing opportunities is creating a movement around closing the gender funding gap. Join us for a panel discussion where we'll outline best practices for women entrepreneurs and funding opportunities for women-led social impact businesses.
Impact Investing trends and opportunities for independent consultants
June 12, 2019
Impact investing is a diverse and dynamic market that includes both traditional and non-traditional actors, each with their unique priorities and needs. The Independent Consultants Network (ICN) and the Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) are pleased to present a panel on how organizations incorporate consultants into their initiatives as well as how management consulting firms are responding to the changing needs of the growing impact investing and international development space.
Gender Lens Investing - Changing the Frame
March 19, 2019
Our panel of gender specialists and finance innovators will discuss how their organizations have incorporated a gender lens into their investing practice. Panelists will also discuss how their organizations are defining their gender lens mandate as well as innovations and structures that are creating better outcomes around capital allocated towards gender equality.