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Consortium Partners

Investing in Women collaborates with consortium partners to build the business case that will help us and our partners in affecting changes in attitudes, opinions and practices towards gender equality.

Metis Analytics

METIS Analytics seeks to improve the outcomes of aid investments by expanding the role and importance of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and performance analysis.

ERNST & Young

Ernst and young brings the knowledge necessary to support the Impact Investing Work of Investing in Women.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is Investing in Women’s research partner. The University conducts new research and produces research related products on topics related to the core themes of IW; and provides expert advice to our Component Leads.


Investing in Women carries out advocacy and public diplomacy initiatives to raise awareness and contribute to women’s economic empowerment by positively shifting attitudes to women at work and in society.

We work with multiple layers of connected influencers, including women and men business leaders, business media opinion leaders, the business community, other advocates, and young women and men to diversify and strengthen the network of individual voices needed to promote the evidence for women’s economic equality in the region. We do this by:

Care International and Oxfam Vietnam are both international NGOs working or different human rights issues in the country.


Women’s empowerment group Spark! and integrated digital marketing and PR agency Mr Click will advocate to break stereotypes and challenge assumptions about gender equality in a campaign targeted at government, the private sector, and the public.

Evident Communications

Evident Communications, an integrated marketing and communications firm, is partnering with non-profit PBEd to empower girls for STEM careers. is the Philippines leading online platform for senior high school and college students, which aims to empower students for the future of work by ensuring they are well-informed from education to employment.

Aliansi Laki-Laki Baru

Aliansi Laki-Laki Baru, a ‘new male’ alliance focused on promoting and championing gender equality values and building a new paradigm about being male, is joining forces with foundation Yayasan Pulih to shift mindsets to more equitable sharing of roles at home and in public.

Berakar Komunikasi

Berakar Komunikasi is an independent creative agency with a track record for creativity and impact.


Katadata is an online media company and research think tank in economics and business that combines the power of journalism with analytical acumen.

Impact Investing

Investing in Women works with impact investors to help tailor their services to women’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We seek to boost impact investment in women’s Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and increase to women’s access to investment financing by facilitating:

Root Capital

Root Capital and Investing in Women are partnering to promote women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia by financing agricultural enterprises owned or led by women.


The Criterion Institute, along with a consortium of some of the top gender lens investing advisors in the world, are working with Investing in Women and its partners across a set of key areas to support this accelerated growth in Southeast Asia.


The GIIN’s Gender Lens Investing Initiative supports impact investors, who are actively integrating, or interested in integrating, a gender lens strategy into their investment portfolio.


Investing in Women partners with the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) to finance the growth of women’s SMEs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Program funding will support the following SEAF activities: (a) Proof of Concept Investments into women’s SMEs; (b) Direct Management Support to source and close deals; and (c) Post-Investment Technical Assistance for the business expansion of investees.

Patamar Capital

Investing in Women partners with Patamar Capital to finance the growth of women’s SMEs in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Program funding will support the following activities: (a) Women’s SME Acceleration Program for the expansion of early stage businesses; (b) Proof of Concept investments into growth stage women’s SMEs; and (c) Direct Management Support to source and close deals.

Kinara Indonesia

Investing in Women partners with Kinara Indonesia and Patamar Capital to strengthen the investment readiness of women entrepreneurs in the country. Investing in Women funding supports a Women’s SME Acceleration Program for the expansion of early stage businesses.

Business Coalitions

Investing in Women partners with large employers to prioritise gender equality as a business imperative. We support the establishment of business coalitions in Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Myanmar, where member companies become widely regarded as leading players in addressing gender equality, as well as gender equality role models in their sector and nationality.

The business coalitions are united around achieving gender equality goals, with members gaining access to the world-leading EDGE program and tools to help them assess their current level of gender equality and support them on their journey towards achieving EDGE certification.

Member of the business coalitions commit to:


The Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE) was launched in March 2017 through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded Investing in Women (IW) program.


The Indonesia Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE) is a coalition of companies who are committed to promote women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. Our mission is to support business to optimize its role in enhancing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.

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