We are thrilled to announce the Equality Fund’s inaugural Investment Advisory Council—a dynamic group of global leaders whose diverse perspectives and expertise are pushing the edges of innovation across feminist movements and the investment landscape.
The Council is a reflection of our deep commitment to partnership, collaboration, and accountability to feminist movements. It will foster sustained dialogue with our many stakeholders—including women’s rights organizations—to ensure that the perspectives and hard-earned wisdom of their work is incorporated across our investment activities. The Council will also provide advice to our investment team and the Equality Fund’s investment committee on our approach to gender-lens investing.
By incorporating feminist perspectives into the very core of our investment practices, we hope to demonstrate the enormous potential for gender-lens investing to shift meaningful resources—and lasting power—to women, youth, girls, and non-binary people across the world.
“The time is now
To show the world how
What money with purpose can do
For women like me and you
We are here to show
That women movements need capital to grow
To lift the unheard and unseen
And take us to where we have never been.”
— Andia Chakava, Chair, Equality Fund Investment Advisory Council
Meet these dynamic leaders at the vanguard of change
Equality Fund Investment Advisory Council members bring powerful and diverse expertise from across gender-lens investing and global feminist movements. Each will serve an initial two-year term.
Andia Chakava, Chair
Graça Machel Trust
General Trust Co Ltd.
Gertrude Bibi Annoh-Quarshie
African Women’s Development Fund
Kataly Foundation and Restorative Economies Fund
ThreeArrows Impact Partner
Patamar Capital and Beacon Fund
Catalyst at Large and Co-Founder, GenderSmart