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Women in Social Finance: Love & Money
May 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| £10.00
WOMEN IN SOCIAL FINANCE: LOVE & MONEY
Reducing poverty, empowering women, feeding an ever growing world population and solving longstanding problems in education, inclusion, environment and health won’t be possible without strong commitment from individuals, who are driven to change the world through Social Finance.
Meet three women who will share their experience of supporting other women – around the globe – on their journey to empowerment.
Our Speakers Are:-
A desire to do good – is that good enough?
As a young volunteer, Amanda believed she was doing good by collecting used crayons from her American elementary school and sending them to a school in Ghana, West Africa. After a few years she was disheartened to hear back that they did not just need crayons – they also needed access to basic goods and services, such as clean water and shoes. From that point on, the practice of questioning the assumptions of her actions has permeated everything she does, both personally and professionally.
She has worked in the fields of corporate social innovation and impact investment with Volans, Bridges Ventures and a range of other businesses and social enterprises. Amanda believes in the role of investment to make positive change in the world. She brings a young, energetic woman’s perspective on the opportunities ahead and will share how we can better channel our capital towards societal challenges – whether we are corporates, entrepreneurs, policymakers or non-profits – to actually achieve the outcomes we seek.
When her father was dying in 2012, Monica came across a book, which had a profound influence on her, the definition of A Good Life: Good Work, Good Money, Good Questions; Good Friendships (Torbert, 2000). So she jumped off the traditional corporate career ladder, embarked on an MSc in Sustainability & Responsibility and changed the course of her life for good.
Monica’s career brought her to the world of Dyson vacuum cleaners and BBC World News Television, and culminated in ‘money for good’, with the 40 year old Oikocredit International Share Foundation, specialising in social investing to empower disadvantaged people in the developing world. Monica believes that tackling the challenges we face, as a civilisation, is as much dependent on every individual changing the way they think and behave, as it is on organisations and governments.
In her talk, she will share how women and their love of organising and being resourceful can have a massive ripple effect
Servane believes in future centric good businesses and people, initiatives that include all and harm no one. She also believes that our best achievements happen when we meet the fringes of our networks, when we open up to tell stories that matter, and put more emotional intelligence in the mix. Servane has worked for 16 years as a conscious innovation entrepreneur.
She founded Ogunte Community Interest Company (CIC), a certified B-Corp that helps create ‘a better world’, powered by women. Ogunte has supported over 5000 female change-makers; developed the first incubator for women social entrepreneurs in the UK and run the International Women’s Social Leadership Awards with over 130 finalists from 23 countries. Servane is running the Womanity Award, an initiative by the Womanity Foundation, one of the TOP 500 global NGOs. The award is investing in ICT programmes that prevent violence against women. She also serves on various advisory boards focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Servane will share how a story of women, love and money has made her realise you can disrupt the economy of loneliness
Men are welcome as guests of women attending the event
Ticket price: £10.00
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