Invest in Women
11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
In the marketplace, there are gender leaders — companies making strides to advance women — and gender laggards — companies that are not. Kelly Coyne follows the leaders as Vice President of Global Women’s Strategies for Pax Ellevate Management, which launched the first mutual fund in the United States that invests in the highest-rated companies in the world for gender diversity. As ever more research confirms the benefits of having more women at the leadership level, Kelly witnesses companies jostling to get better on diversity, and this is a welcome development for the many investors who’ve jumped on the gender impact train. During this session, Kelly will talk about what makes a company a gender leader, how those companies can strengthen clients’ portfolios while also advancing women’s equality, and why so many more clients are looking for ways to invest for both performance and social impact.