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Macquarie-Investing in Women RISE Fund featured on CNN Philippines

Stories Media Coverage /03 December 2020

In an interview with Rico Hizon on CNN Philippines’ The Final Word,  His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines and Benilda Ronquillo-Camba, board member and corporate secretary at InBestCap Ventures, a partner of Investing in Women (IW), talked about the Macquarie-IW RISE Fund.

Officially launched in November, the Fund offsets COVID-19 impacts on women-owned and women-led businesses and provides much needed liquidity in a capital-constrained market.

“In terms of job creation, the Fund targets to generate a total of 200 stable direct jobs for the Macquarie-Investing in Women RISE Fund, but we’re targeting an aggregate total amount of 500 jobs coming from suppliers within the supply chain,” said Ronquillo-Camba.

The Ambassador highlighted Australia’s commitment to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment—the focus of Investing in Women in South East Asia.

Watch the video:

 

CNN Philippines (2020, November 18). Australian govt. launches fund to support women’s businesses. CNN Philippines. Retrieved from http://peopleasia.ph/aussie-led-fund-provides-women-owned-and-led-smes-much-needed-shot-in-the-arm/

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