Gender Smart Investing Summit 2020

The Gender-Smart Investing Summit is an invite-only forum that brings together 350 thought leaders and game changers from a range of backgrounds to drive collaborative dialogue and leverage our collective capacity to unlock barriers to deploying capital in a gender-smart way.

Some join with a primary focus on gender equality, some focus on the power of women making markets. Some have a primary commitment to issues such as the climate crisis, education, health, or human rights.

All share a common belief that together, we can move more global gender-smart capital, more strategically, and spark real and lasting change.

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From December 1 - 4, 2020 at Wokefield Place just outside London, we will convene 350 leaders shaping the significant movement of capital for a fairer world. The rural grounds allow for a productive retreat away from the chaos of England’s capital, providing valuable space and time for action-focused dialogue and careful reflection.

Summit Goals

Our transformative 2018 Global Gender-Smart Investing Summit convened the full spectrum of stakeholders advancing the gender-lens investing movement. The atmosphere was electric: new partnerships were forged, deep commitments were made and the field took a bold leap forward.

Our invite-only 2020 Global Summit builds on this momentum, to the theme of Further, Faster, Smarter. An independent delegate selection committee will curate the gathering of diverse global leaders who share our goal of engaging in outcomes-oriented dialogue, and address the bottlenecks that stand in the way of deploying billions of additional gender-smart dollars.

Summit Structure

Our design principles for the Summit’s agenda are grounded in creating a highly interactive environment. Each session is structured to:

  • maximise collaborative work

  • allow for open and vulnerable sharing

  • foster new connections

  • accelerate individual, organisational and field-level gender-smart journeys


Making Finance Work For Women Virtual Summit

Join us in October 2020 for the globally virtual edition of the Making Finance Work for Women Summit.

Participants will be part of virtual hands-on workshops, plenary sessions, global research, networking and more opportunities that will allow everyone to learn and share with each other.


Virtual - 2020 Inclusive Diversity Conference

Shaping Inclusive Workplaces Through Data, Influence, and Change Management

Creating a Diverse workforce is critically important for organizational growth and innovation however, in today’s polarizing environment, it’s fraught with obstacles, challenges, and deep frustration.  We fight for a diverse workforce, for balance and gender equality, for those who are smart, innovative, and eager to succeed – employees who deserve a chance but don’t have a voice as strong or as respected as their colleagues.

Discouragement leads to exits.  A growing problem is diversity retention –highlighting the stark difference between diversity and inclusion and why there needs to be an equal focus in both arenas for talent to stay.

Successful organizations achieve this balance by creating an inclusive employee experience that incorporates active manager participation, a focus on equity and fairness, and an emphasis on the future.  How do we know where to start?  Experts in the field will demonstrate how Data/Analytics gives us guidance, influence, and leadership buy-in, plus when combined with the ability to guide and manage change we're able to create inclusive employee experiences that will engage, retain and generally elevate the entire workforce.

Join us at HCI’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Conference and network with like-minded colleagues, learn from expert keynotes, and attend life-changing workshops, coaching sessions, and smaller focused data labs.  It’s the best two-day investment you can make to achieve accelerated personal and organizational growth.


SVI Women Bay Area 2020

SVI Women is proudly produced by a collective of entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to convening circles of women, building access and opportunities for women business leaders, and dismantling oppression everywhere.

Top 5 Reasons To Attend

  1. Learn from the Experts:  Our True Confession speakers have experienced the ups and downs of building multi-million dollar enterprises. The stories of their journeys will inspire and educate.
  2. Learn from Your Peers: SVI Women is intentionally designed specifically to leverage the wisdom in the room. From Case Studies to Business Problem Solving Sessions and One-on-One Experts, we champion the knowledge of every woman who attends.
  3. Make Powerful Connections:  You know that some of the most highly valued takeaways from any gathering include the people you meet and the bonds you form. SVI Women connects you in powerful ways that will help to shift your business to new heights. Spend three days with 100 fellow entrepreneurial sheroes. Imagine the possibilities!
  4. Proven Track Record:  The SVI model has provided thousands of entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their business skills, network with other social enterprise leaders, and rejuvenate their passion and vision.
  5. Your Business Deserves This and So Do You. SVI Women offers proactive, action-oriented dialogue among peers.  We facilitate peer-to-peer relationship building and create a community where you can enhance your leadership, improve your businesses, and expand your impact.  Apply Now.

Convergence XVII: Financing the Reduction of Gender-based Violence

Convergence is back. Convergence is Criterion's signature event. It is a unique gathering of the catalytic change-makers from our network.

About this Event

Criterion is excited to announce that our signature convening, Convergence, will take place March 30th at 3pm -April 1, 2020 ending at 5pm at Simsbury Inn located in Simsbury, Connecticut. This unique gathering of catalytic change-makers will bring together leaders and pioneers from philanthropy, finance, government, and the social sector to move forward specific and tangible ideas to leverage the power of finance to address gender-based violence.

There are no keynotes, no speakers, no workshops. Just extraordinary conversations among folks actively engaged in creating a better world. What happens each year is transformational: a diverse and talented set of people spends three days in deep conversations, getting to insights and innovations, finding ways to collaborate, connecting dots, and clarifying our path forward.

This year we’ll delve into insights and ideas for using finance to address gender-based violence, looking at growing demand among asset holders, designing products and services that address the issue, and building the field.


Women Deliver 2019 Conference

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.