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Women effect investing, or gender lens investing, is about learning to see gender in your portfolio as a way of maximising financial and social returns.

We are tracking and sharing the ways in which gender lens investing is emerging as a standard way to view an investment or a portfolio.

This is a new field and it’s evolving; a complete set of tools and approaches for this work has not yet been developed. However, we've put together a 101 starter kit of research, papers and primers for anyone who wants to learn more.

the women effect story

Women Effect started as a pilot initiative in 2015/2016. The information hub we created is no longer being updated.


Regularly meeting at events helps those moving their capital with a gender lens to accelerate ideas into action.  We stopped updating the calendar in late 2016.

Founding Supporters

Founding Friends

Pamela S. Roussos
Fran Seegull
Laurie Spengler
Jackie VanderBrug
Veris Wealth Partners

Eileen Fisher Community Foundation
Eileen Fisher Foundation
Panahpur Foundation
Sari Miller
Alison Pyott
Renewal Partners