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Gates Offers $80M to Close Gender Data Gap

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Compared to the lives of men, little is known about the lives of the world’s women – how much time they spend on unpaid work, if they own land, if they can get credit, which programs meant to help them are succeeding.

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‘Planet 50-50 by 2030’ Means Gender Equality

Planet 50-50 by 2030 Means Gender Equality

– “Women and girls are critical to finding sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty, inequality and the recovery of the communities hardest hit by conflicts, disasters and displacements,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in her message for International Women’s Day.

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Honors to Women and Girls Who Feed the World


Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder and chair of BRAC, one of the world’s largest and most effective anti-poverty organizations, was honored as 2015 World Food Prize Laureate earlier this month. He built the success of BRAC on empowering women and girls.

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Why the Education Sector Urgently Needs Impact Capital

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The world is crying out for a good education. It was the number one choice of respondants to the My World digital survey for the change that would make the most difference to their lives. And yet, despite global pledges to improve education access and affordablity, millions are stil denied the education that could transform their lives and their communities. What can the impact community do to redress the balance — and why aren’t they doing it now?

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Sustainable Luxury Heroines

Sustainable Luxury Heroines

High-profile individuals such as Livia Firth with her Green Carpet Challenge and Francine LeFrak, founder of Same Sky, help break the vicious circle of poverty, discrimination and marginalization through beautiful objects handcrafted by women for a market which can afford to help this change. Unsung heroines such as social entrepreneurs Adriana Marina of Animanà and Aissa Dione, a Senegalese textile designer, are further shining examples of the beauty of this new-found synergy. These businesswomen have brought hope and pride back to their own struggling communities with the highly successful manufacture of exquisite textile and other heritage crafts sold to top designers worldwide.

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Impactful Empowerment: UnitedSucces


UnitedSucces: When exploring the words“impact” and “empowerment” it is easy to overlook the true depth of meaning behind the potential for the words when you combine them! Exploring how women throughout the world can be positively affected so that they feel the true benefit of impactful empowerment it is important to explore why women don’t succeed or don’t proceed as fast as expected.

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7 Key Impact Investing Vehicles Targeting Women

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Who are some of the leading organizations when it comes to gender lens investing? Where to look for sector opportunities and resources? What are some of the key investment vehicles specifically targeting women? See our review.

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Making the Most of Women Professionals in Impact Investing

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Women Professionals: As impact moves into a consolidation phase, how can female impact finance professionals improve their performance and make more of a difference? We have compiled a list of seven practical steps women in impact could—and probably should—take to make the most of their professional lives.

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Weekly Deals: Empowering Women


Impact investors have an opportunity to support women-led businesses, but they often lack information and access to quality deals. Our latest deals from the Women’s Empowerment sector discuss where to look for opportunities.

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