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New USD10 million impact fund launches in Indonesia to promote women entrepreneurs

20 July 2020

Investing in Women is supporting the establishment of the Indonesia Women Empowerment Fund (IWEF) to address barriers to women’s economic empowerment by investing in disruptive tech solutions led by ...

Manila Angel Investors Network partners with the Australian government to invest in more women-owned and women-led businesses in the Philippines

14 July 2020

The Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN) and Investing in Women have partnered to improve access to early stage capital for women’s SMEs in the Philippines and to support more ...

Women’s economic empowerment and leadership are key to COVID-19 crisis recovery—conference

06 July 2020

Investing in Women (IW) CEO Julia Newton-Howes joined YCAB Foundation Founder and CEO Veronica Colondam and RBL Bank Head for HR,CSR and Internal Branding Shanta Vallury Gandhi as panellists ...

COVID-19, economic crisis and gender equality in Asia

06 July 2020

The global research evidence is clear: economic crises exacerbate pre-existing inequalities, damaging the employment opportunities and economic security of women more than men. The 1980s debt crisis, the 1997 Asian financial ...

Women’s economic empowerment at a time of crisis: Can COVID-19 be different?

23 June 2020

Like previous crises, the COVID-19 pandemic will have clear gendered impacts. We need policymakers and the private sector to understand the benefits gender equality brings: both in order to better ...

Let’s make women’s economic empowerment part of the ‘new normal’

26 May 2020

As the second half of 2020 approaches, we realise how much COVID-19 has directly affected society, the economy, and our everyday lives. Women are disproportionately affected and experience from previous pandemics ...

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