Hidden Opportunities: The Power of Gender Analysis



How is gender a useful category of analysis in finance, today? Finance is driven by analysis and clearly informed by "gut." Gender analysis brings a disciplined approach to looking at lived experience. It allows us to see hidden opportunities and risks, to notice bias and privilege, to challenge our assumptions about the past (performance) and future (value). Analysis is fundamentally useful, essential even, to making good investments. 

Presented by: Joy anderson

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Dr. Joy Anderson is a prominent national leader at the intersection of business and social change, whose insights and experience have helped shaped hundreds of ventures as well as the movements of impact investing and gender lens investing. Joy is founder and president of Criterion Institute, the leading think tank on using finance as a tool for social change, which demonstrates new possibilities through its groundbreaking research, innovative trainings, convenings and institutional engagement.In recognition of her leadership, in 2011, Joy was ranked 51st in Fast Company’s annual of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. Last year, she published “A Blueprint for Women’s Funds on Using Finance as a Tool for Social Change” in partnership with Global Fund for Women and Ms. Foundation, following the 2015 publication of “Gender Lens Investing in Asia,” published jointly with USAID, and Criterion’s “The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing."