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Virtual Informal Drinks: Gender Lens Investing – Hype or Opportunity?
11th June 2020, 18:30 - 20:00
We put the spotlight on Gender Lens investing. We invite special guest – Olga Miler to talk about this rapidly growing segment of sustainable investing. Gender Lens investing achieves an attractive financial return by investing in companies that promote gender equity or benefit women through products and services.
Why are we talking about this ?
It is well documented that companies with gender diversity in leadership positions outperform ones that do not. Investing in these companies makes financial sense.
SDG 5 calls for gender equality, we can go a long way to achieving this if people use their money intentionally to have a positive impact on the lives of women.
The Financial industry has typically been led by men and focused on men as the main investors. It is time to change this to ensure women are represented both as investors and recipients of funding to build the economy and improve the lives of women.
Let’s get together to understand, use and promote the power of gender lens investing.
Olga Miler – Award-winning innovator & entrepreneur
Olga is a marketing and innovation expert, specializing in women and finance, innovative growth strategies and gender-lens investing. She has been broadly recognized for her transformational achievements to change the financial services industry for women and gender equality with features in the global press such as BBC News, CNBC, the Financial Times, Bloomberg and The Guardian and won numerous awards including ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year 2019’ by CityWealth Magazine and recently recognised as one of the top female FinTech leaders in the UK by Inclusive Finance. Olga is a TEDx speaker and frequently speaks at international conferences on innovation, diversity and sustainability. Following her career at UBS she has co-founded her own start-up – SmartPurse – a financial toolkit for women and writes as a columnist for Watson-News the blog “Women & Money”. Olga has two children and lives in Zürich and London.