Gender Lens Investing in South Africa: Investor Showcase (ARCHIVED)
ANDE South Africa and Value for Women, supported by the Walmart Foundation, look forward to the upcoming event: Gender Lens Investing in South Africa: Investor Showcase. Investors and Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) in South Africa are invited to this exciting session to be hosted on October 6, 2021, 14:30-16:00 SAST (GMT+2).
Register here (archived link).
What can investors and SGBs expect?
Investors who already apply a gender lens in their investment approach or are thinking of doing so can expect to engage with a possible pipeline of especially women-led or gender-forward SGBs and also get an opportunity to showcase their mandates and investment preferences.
SMEs/SGBs that are either women-led or considering how to become more gender-forward will not only learn about the benefits of being gender-inclusive organisations, but network with similar-minded businesses and prospective investors to learn how to best align themselves for possible funding and selecting the right type of capital for their businesses. Ultimately, this will allow SGBs to put themselves on the map for investors that are expanding their pipeline.
We are pleased to announce the following guest speakers, who will present their organisation in the investor showcase:
- Barati Mahloele, VP, Deal Team at Zebu Investment Partners
- Karl Nchite, ESG and IMM Manager at Goodwell Investments
- Lelemba Phiri, Principal at Africa Trust Group
What is Gender lens Investing?
Gender lens investing is the deliberate incorporation of gender factors into investment analysis and decisions in order to improve social and business outcomes. Gender lens investors usually look at the founders, owners and/or management of an organisation to see the participation of women. For more information, you can read up on the business case for gender lens investing, how to apply a gender lens to your investment portfolio or how SGBs/SMEs can think about gender inclusion.
For more information, please reach out to:
- Renée Hunter (Portfolio Lead, Value for Women) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nonceba Qabazi (Programme Associate, ANDE South Africa) email@example.com
Who are we?
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organisations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.
About Value for Women
We are a specialised advisory firm helping organisations advance gender inclusion. We believe that women are key drivers of economic and social growth, and that women’s inclusion is essential for better business outcomes. We identify and test new solutions that foster inclusion while unlocking the powerful economic potential that women hold.
Value for Women is a global advisory services firm with a mission to promote women’s participation and leadership in business, finance and investment around the globe, with a focus on emerging markets.