Diana van Maasdijk, Co-Founder of Equileap introduced innovative ways to funding women’s empowerment
Equileap is a shared return fund in the making that will offer individuals, families and foundations an opportunity to make a fair financial return, and, at the same time, advance the position of women and girls world-wide. The aim of the project is to create a new sustainable source of funding to support women and girls derived from the financial markets. Investing in gender equity both in the financial and social sectors is a high-impact strategy with the potential to bring about transformative global change for women and girls, a financial return for investors and a means to unlock a new engine of economic growth.
After the presentation, there was time for an interactive questions and answers session.
About the founder:
Diana van Maasdijk is co-founder of Equileap. In the past she used to work at MamaCash in multiple roles, running her own philanthropy consultancy in Amsterdam, and founding and heading Philanthropy Advice at ABN AMRO Mees Pierson. Throughout her career she has been committed to raising awareness in both the NGO and financial sectors on the potential of investing in women as a strategy for social impact.