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EVENTS

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. 

UPCOMING  EVENTS

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

5:30PM EDT

Join the Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) for our first in-person event since COVID in 2019, Farmer to Table: Building Resilient Food Systems on September 6, 2023 at 5:30pm EST at the Martin Luther King Library Jr. in Washington DC. Our expert panelists will discuss the challenges of building a resilient food system in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and propose actions to promote a sustainable value chain from access to land, labor and capital to policy to distribution and nutrition in the DMV.

 

Panelists will highlight the challenge of food deserts in the district, and organizations providing fair and healthy solutions including DC Jail Food Reform, Universal Free School Meals, and Food as Medicine for Medicaid recipients.

We hope you'll join us for this exciting panel followed by networking reception!

PAST EVENTS

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.

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

For the first time, WIIN is joining forces with 100 Women in Finance (100WF) to bring together two incredible professional women’s networks at a joint networking event! Spring Speed Networking will take place on Thursday, May 11, 5:30-7:30 PM ET at the beautiful Arts Club of Washington. The event will feature structured speed networking meetings to initiate connections among 100WF and WIIN members, preceded and followed by receptions with drinks and light appetizers provided at no cost to attendees thanks to our generous sponsor FJ Capital Management.

 

Join us for this unique opportunity to expand your professional network and learn more about the intersection of impact and finance with women committed to gender equity in finance and values-aligned investing.

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Harnessing AI to Drive Sustainable Impact
Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) and Women in AI, USA are happy to present Harnessing AI to Drive Sustainable Impact, a multidisciplinary panel discussion on the use of AI in Impact Investing. Join the conversation with Julianne Flesher, CEO and Co-Founder of Nossa Data, Natalia Burina, AI Product Executive, ex-Meta AI and Bhuva Shakthi, Global Ethics and Culture Officer and Regional Head of Americas, Women in AI, moderated by Board Member, Laura Hill on Thursday April 27th at 12pm EST.

 

With the rise of AI and machine learning, panelists will explore how these technologies can be leveraged to enhance investment decision-making and drive greater impact.

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Thursday, February 28, 2023

Join the WIIN community in conversation with Marije de Roos, CEO and Founder of Positive Fibers, and Stephanie Joy Benedetto, CEO and Co-Founder of Queen of Raw, on Tuesday February 28th at 12pm EST.

 

Panelists will explore how the impact investing community is driving forward the sustainable fashion movement and how we, as consumers of fashion, can make more ethical and ecologically just choices.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

The Women Impact Investing Network cordially invites you to the WIIN Winter Social & Professional Clothing Drive coming up on Thursday, December 8 at Calico in Blagden Alley DC!

Join us to reconnect with friends, make new connections, and give back as a community this season. We will be accepting gently used clothing donations for Martha's Table, a non-profit organization with a no-cost boutique supporting Washingtonian women and families. Leave one or two pieces of professional attire that you no longer need. Bring back warm memories and the knowledge that you are making an impact on another woman’s life.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Women Impact Investing Network is excited to bring you two leading voices in personal finance and impact in a virtual fireside chat on Growing Wealth with Intention.

 

Join us for this important discussion on best practices in personal finance, practical tips to approach saving and investing with a values lens, and how behavioral psychology can be a key factor of financial success.

In lieu of charging for admission to the webinar, we encourage attendees to make a voluntary donation. Free tickets are available for those who are unable to donate at this time. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Join the Women Impact Investing Network for our Blockchain for Inclusive Innovation panel.

 

Over the last decade, blockchain has slowly become a mainstream technology used across a multitude of sectors and use cases. Panelists will lead us through a discussion of the blockchain landscape and its various applications. They will reflect on examples of blockchain and crypto use cases which have furthered social impact.

 

Panelists will also share their perspectives on how their work helps blockchain startups scale successfully while increasing opportunity for women in the sector.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Join Women Impact Investing Network (WIIN) in conversation with industry changemakers about how to ensure your investments are aligned with your values.

 By sharing investment knowledge and experience, this dynamic conversation will give participants actionable next steps to invest their money to make the world a more sustainable and equitable place.

 

The focus of our conversation will be around personal investing in public equities. Resources will be circulated to equip participants to put the learnings into practice.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Women Impact Investing Network is happy to present our FinTech for Inclusion panel.

 

Join us as we learn from investors and ecosystem builders on how FinTech has and continues to be catalytic to support impact and inclusion!

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Women Impact Investment Network (WIIN) and Convergence, jointly invite you to a conversation about how Blended Finance can address the gender-climate change nexus.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - Thursday April 29, 2021

Want to join a community to foster collaboration, accelerate your impact, build knowledge and get some vitamin D while you’re doing it?

Spring is in full bloom, vaccines are rolling out, and WIIN is excited to invite members of our community that feel comfortable to one of three neighborhood networking events.

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The Multifaceted Relationship between Policy and Impact
Wednesday March 31, 2021

The Women Impact Investing Network hosted a discussion on the important role of public policy in impact investing and how impact investors and policy practitioners can engage as partners to achieve social outcomes.

 

The event addressed the topic from several angles, by providing an introduction to the important role of policy and impact, sharing practical strategies of how investors can accelerate impact and financial returns by supporting their portfolio companies through policy initiatives, and provided solutions on how to engage the government to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions.

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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  two great trailblazers in the impact and development space.  The event captured the interplay between international development and impact investing. The dialogue will highlight 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Food System & Agriculture Financing: Opportunities for Innovation
December 5, 2019

Please join WIIN and JHU for an exciting panel conversation on food system development and agricultural financing, wherein we will examine some of the challenges and emerging opportunities in the “good food” sector.

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All About Impact Measurement and Management
September 26, 2019

With support from the Beeck Center, All About Impact Measurement & Management (IMM) panel will aim to de-mystify the IMM frameworks while providing the latest insights from leading practitioners and industry groups.

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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.

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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.

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