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CRITERION INSTITUTE : TOOLKIT for Gender Lens Investing – Denver

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM4:00 PM MST


Are you ready to up your gender lens investing game? Are you interested in gender lens investing but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what other small changes you can make to greatly increase your capacity for social change?  Please join Criterion Institute on November 7 in Denver for our newest offering, TOOLKIT for Gender Lens Investing!

TOOLKIT starts the morning of November 7 at 10 am with a running leap into finding new ways to look at and think about the social issues you are currently working on. On the surface TOOLKIT is merely a cool set of cards and a facilitated training workshop. Once you get into it you will see the years of development that went into creating elegant and well thought out frameworks and discover the power of the program to help you design for what change you seek through investing in the world.

“TOOLKIT allows us to shift the lens, and question deeply held assumptions about how we do fiduciary responsibility. It is a new narrative about what we can and can’t do in finance.” Ellen Friedman, Executive Director of Compton Foundation

The workshop will run until 4 pm (lunch is provided) and will be led by gender lens investing pioneer, Joy Anderson, Founder and President of the Criterion Institute. This is a unique opportunity to not only immerse yourself in gender lens investing but to do so with one of the people who helped build the field from the beginning. Using TOOLKIT, Joy will serve as your guide to the leading edge of what’s possible at the intersection of gender and finance.

Whether you are a philanthropist looking to incorporate gender lens investing into your portfolio, an investor or an investment manager ready to include more gender analysis into your firm’s financial analysis, an equal pay advocate seeking to learn how to use existing systems of finance to create a more just economy, or a social entrepreneur who wants to learn to ask better questions about gender, this TOOLKIT workshop will have an impact on your work, and the lives of those you are working to for.

You will come away from TOOLKIT with more than a cool set of cards and great stories, you will leave the workshop with new ideas of what’s possible and implementable strategies for how you and your organization can more efficiently and effectively implement your gender lens investment program.

“I joined TOOLKIT with a few years of impact investing experience thinking I knew a thing or two about gender lens investing. The 6 hour workshop proved just how much I had to learn (most importantly that gender lens investing and impact investing are not the same thing!). While it felt like we went in depth into several topics, it never felt over my head. Topics were presented in a very clear manner, and framed in an easy-to-digest format. The group was large enough to ensure diversity among participants, but small enough for a very safe learning and discussion space. I can’t wait to attend a future TOOLKIT workshop.” Karia Young-Eagle, Women’s Funding Network

We look forward to seeing you.

The Criterion Team


November 6, 2017
10:00 AM—4:00 PM MST


Criterion Institute


Denver, CO area
Denver, CO United States + Google Map