Insights Issue 5: Innovation– How Does Innovation Drive Change for Gender Inclusion in Finance and Investment?
Value for Women Insights Series: Innovation
How Does Innovation Drive Change for Gender Inclusion in Business, Finance, and Investment?
In this brief, we look at a spectrum of innovations that are making business, finance, and investment more inclusive for women and more effective at driving gender equality. We first shine a spotlight on a selection of innovations from the last decade that have been particularly powerful. Given persistent gender gaps, we shine a spotlight on a selection of promising innovations moving forward.
We conclude with the most powerful actions that first movers can take to fund or drive greater innovation in gender inclusion in finance in order to level the playing field for women and, ultimately, drive gender equality.
This paper draws from interviews with over 100 experts, investors, enterprises, and enterprise intermediaries –primarily in emerging markets– as well dozens of publications, countless case studies, and our own work over the last decade at Value for Women.
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.