Women, Wealth & Impact: Investing with a Gender Lens (3/5)

The International Women’s Week is heading this way from March 1st to March 8th, and here is an event to help celebrate! Join Joy Anderson ’89 founder of Criterion Institute and Women Effect Investments (who lately teaches CSPL210 Money and Social Change), for a webinar on how to invest with a gender lens:

Criterion Institute & Veris Wealth Partners invite you to join our webinar

Women, Wealth & Impact:
Investing with a Gender Lens

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 1-2 pm ET


Increasingly individuals, families and foundations are exploring how to use their consumer dollars, philanthropy and now their investment portfolios to address gender inequality.

Join us for a lively conversation and webinar that will outline several easy steps to shift your investments to support & empower women.

Our program will start with Joy Anderson, President and Founder of Criterion Institute and Women Effect Investments – an initiative to build the field of Gender Lens Investing and Patricia Farrar-Rivas, CEO and Founding Partner at Veris Wealth Partners. Joy will interview Patricia to explore the webinar’s big take-away – moving beyond ‘why’ and into the ‘how’ of investing to support women.

This will be followed by a short presentation and Q&A led by Luisamarie Ruiz Carlile and Alison Pyott, both Certified Financial Planners and Wealth Managers at Veris Wealth Partners based on their recently published thought piece Women, Wealth and Impact: Investing with a Gender Lens. This paper explores the business case for gender lens investing, but more importantly provides tangible steps you can take to increase gender equality with your investment portfolio.

To register please click here.

Please contact us at 212.349.4172 or info@veriswp.com if you have any questions or need assistance with registration.

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Criterion Institute’s mission is to shape market systems for social good, by inspiring others to believe they have the power to change the rules of the game. Criterion’s work challenges our imaginations of how the world could work – how economic systems could function to better benefit the people they are meant to serve.

We believe innovation happens at intersections, so we aim to create the possibility for new linkages and new connections across a diverse portfolio of projects. Whether it’s intersecting finance and the church, or pushing investments to value gender, we study and encourage the practices and relationships that affect complex systems change. Our 10-year track record in leading innovative initiatives positions us as a leader in this conversation about shaping markets.


Veris Wealth Partners, LLC is a fee-based, independent, wealth management consulting company, focused on sustainable investing. With offices in New York, San Francisco and Portsmouth, NH, Veris works with clients interested in wealth management services aligned with their personal values.

At Veris Wealth Partners we believe “Sustainability Matters,” and companies, families and foundations implementing responsible practices are leaders of the future. We are committed to helping our clients put their money to work with a purpose.

The information presented in this webinar is informational only and is not an endorsement by Veris Wealth Partners, LLC or a solicitation of any offer to buy or sell securities. 

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.