Donna Katzin is the founder and CEO of Shared Interest, an impact investing firm that works for the economic empowerment of Southern African communities. She talks to Women Effect about her gender lens investing journey.
In 2016, when more people have access to cell phones than toilets, women and girls living without a toilet spend 266 million hours each day finding a place to go to the bathroom. Women are critical change agents in the global water crisis, says Water.org’s Alix Lebec – it’s time to focus on how to address it at scale
We live in a world characterized by gender inequality. Throughout the globe, women continue to struggle for equal wages, access to capital and financing, training, supply chain inclusion and more. This state of affairs is unfair, unethical and unwise. Reams of research show that investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it’s the economically smart thing to do—for women and men.
At the Impact for Breakfast session on 16 February 2016, Women Effect Chief Catalyst Suzanne Biegel joined host Audrey Selian (Artha Platform), and panellists Ambika Sampat (Acumen) and Laurie Spengler (Enclude Solutions). After discussing their work at the intersection of impact investing and gender, we heard guests’ suggestions for moving more money with a positive women effect.