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(Re)Valuing Women in Our Investments

This is the title of an interactive brainstorm session Linda has been organising with Kelly Northridge and Suzanne Biegel, that will be held at the Oxford Jam event on April 11. The session will brainstorm ways in which we can re-value women across capital types and investment vehicles. Thinking about questions such as: ‘What would our investments look like if we considered their impact on women? Would we consider social policies? Corporate structure? Philanthropic efforts?’

Kelly and Suzanne, together with Linda, have a great deal of experience between them to lead a really stimulating session and we will be tweeting using the hashtags #OxfordJam and #RVW.


Kelly is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, Said Business School, whose dissertation focuses on inventing new ways women’s economic contribution can be measured and valued. Using her prior experience working in economics and outcomes research, management consulting, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital, she plans on developing a metric useful for all types of investors in evaluating an investment’s support of women. Prior to her doctoral programme, Kelly was active in angel investing, working specifically with women-led ventures.


Suzanne, a Senior Adviser for Women Effect Investments initiative at Criterion Institute, is also CEO of Catalyst at Large Ltd, and runs the Clearly Social Angels network in the UK for ClearlySo. She launched Women in Social Finance in 2011 in London. In the US, she is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Confluence Philanthropy, serves on the Advisory Board of Investors’ Circle, and she initiated the Values Based Investing Circle for Women Donors Network. She is also a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Suzanne brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member, and hands-on operational manager to her work.

The whole Oxford Jam event is running in parallel to the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. Oxford Jam is a three-day fringe event (April 9-11) in Oxford, that creates a space for the nurturing of social economy and social finance projects the world over and will be offering more than 40 sessions over the three days.

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