Two Breakthrough Webinars on
Advancing Women


Gender equality is a pressing concern for civil society. Creating opportunities for women leads to economic growth in addition to fostering a more equitable society. Stanford Social Innovation Review has published two feature articles with breakthrough ideas on advancing women. "The Rise of Gender Capitalism," by Sarah Kaplan and Jackie VanderBrug covers the growing trend of gender lens investing for women's economic empowerment and organization's financial success. "Empowering Women at the Grassroots" by Marissa Wesely and Dina Dublon explores how coprorate-NGO partnerships are improving the position of women globally. Now these ideas will be explored in SSIR Live! in the form of a two-webinar package. This package is designed for leaders of organizations, companies, and communities seeking to leverage the power of gender inclusiveness to build economic success, create competitive advantage, and benefit society.

Price for both webinars: $69 This price includes access to the live webinars; unlimited access to the webinars as many times as you’d like for twelve months at your convenience; and downloadable slides. 



The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon PDT, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Presented by Jackie VanderBrug, Sarah Kaplan, Sharon Vosmek, & Catherine Gill

The world is waking up to the economic power of women. A growing number of studies have indicated that gender-inclusive companies are more successful, that women’s participation in the labor force has had measurable effects on economic growth—indeed, that women’s leadership benefits the economy and society on every level. Despite this, traditional investment opportunities—both in the for-profit and the social sector—have excluded women from access to capital and done little to further gender equity in the workplace. In recent years, a movement towards “investing with a gender lens” has emerged. This movement encourages the use of capital to deliver financial returns and improve the lives of women and girls and their communities. Learn more about this webinar and speakers here.


Corporations and NGOs: Empowering Women Globally

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 noon PDT, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT

Presented by Marissa Wesely, Dina Dublon, Daniel Jae-Won Lee, & Muadi Mukenge

With growing data on the powerful impacts of increased gender equality in various spheres, many global corporations are creating programs designed to empower women economically to improve the quality of their supply chains, enhance their access to talent, and increase the productivity of their workforce. Yet, for economic empowerment programs to create sustainable and transformative change in women’s lives—and have lasting effect for business—they need to address other underlying issues that prevent women from realizing their full potential as economic agents, including control over reproductive health, access to childcare, voice in family and community, enforceable property rights, and protection from violence. One effective way to do this is to work with a group of NGOs that corporations often overlook: grassroots women’s organizations (GWOs) that have been working for many years in complex local contexts to empower women and advance women’s rights. Learn more about this webinar and speakers here.