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Investor’s Journey In Gender Lens Investing: Examples From The Field (MAIN) Case Example: Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN)

Investor’s Journey In Gender Lens Investing: Examples From The Field (MAIN) Case Example: Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN)

The Manila Angel Investors Network Inc. (MAIN) is an angel investing network that is pursuing gender lens investing, motivated by a recognition of the impact and business returns inherent in applying a gender lens. This case study documentsMAIN’s gender lens investing journey. The case is the first in a series of case studies, which seek to promote awareness and knowledge exchange of gender lens investing practices. Further, the case study illustrates the role of philanthropic capital in enabling an investor’s GLI efforts. Key audiences for this case study include: 1) Investors who can glean inspiration and insights from this example of an investor’s path in gender lens investing, including the wins, challenges, and lessons learned; and 2) Donors who can identify the contributions they can make to promote GLI adoption in impact investing and wider investment practices.