NEW: EWB’s Gender Lens Investing Report

We are so proud to be sharing the new 20+ page report on our recent Gender Lens Investing pilot!

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As many of you are already aware, women and girls around the globe are underserved and underrepresented by the economic systems they navigate. They face numerous barriers as they seek financial and technological inclusion, access to education, and additionally, leadership opportunities in the workplace. Recognizing that this is a systemic issue, EWB as an Impact Investor, sought to consider these disparities in our approach to the investment of early stage ventures in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

In seeking to better understand how to incorporate a gender lens as an early stage investor, our Investment team – with financial support from the Mastercard Foundation – undertook a year-long pilot to support four early stage ventures in SSA to integrate a gendered lens for business and social impact.

Key lessons learned through this pilot, which have been explored deeper throughout this report, are: the importance of having an internal gender champion within the venture, tailoring the approach to gender inclusion for each unique venture, and navigating the balance of an in-person and virtual engagement plan.

We hope you take the time to read more about the inspiring work and progress made by the four participating ventures!

REMINDER: Ventures from the GLI Pilot Are
Leading the Next Beyond Borders Conversation!

For those of you who have not yet registered to join, we’ve opened up the conversation so you can hear from and speak directly to three of the four venture teams who participated in the Gender Lens Investing Pilot: Viamo, Mpost and Patasente. Leadership from their teams will walk us through their own learnings and challenges from the pilot as well as how they’ve nurtured gender-related conversations and awareness across their organisations.

The session is scheduled for this Thursday, July 30 at 11:00AM ET. Here is the registration link below:

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Beyond Borders Impact Series

We hope to see all of you there!

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