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Investing in Women, Girls, and a Better World with Acumen Fund

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The Inspiration Circle is a facilitated group session all about personal development, discovery and exploration. Join us to connect with fellow members and come together in a welcoming group setting! This monthly event is a great opportunity to share motivation, ideas, coaching, and mentorship.

Investing with a gender lens enables us to see women as part of the solution to tackle poverty, as entrepreneurs, employees of social enterprises and customers. That work begins with listening to women, not just as customers or beneficiaries, but as entrepreneurs, leaders, and employees who will build the innovations to solve our stickiest global problems.

Acumen, a pioneer of impact investing as a means to eliminate poverty, supports a portfolio of over 120 social enterprises worldwide. Acumen’s investments bring clean energy, maternal healthcare, education and more to over 272 million customers, and 25% of their global portfolio companies have women at the helm. In the United States, 50% of their portfolio has a female leadership team - all part of Acumen America’s push to build a healthier economic system through equality of opportunity. 

Join us for a compelling conversation with Charlotte Parker and Alex Trabulsi of Acumen and Eliza Golden and Stella Tran of Acumen America about how by investing in women we can increase equity across society. Our discussion will highlight stories from across the Acumen America portfolio, including Mahmee, a maternal health care platform; Climb Credit, a credit provider for career-focused educational opportunities; and Bitwise Industries, a company that trains low-income job seekers for tech careers and catalyzes the potential in underdog cities across the country.

As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

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This workshop is one of The Hivery's monthly member events. Mark your calendar for each Thursday from 12:30 to 1:45pm to join this and forthcoming programs. 
Pricing: $30 for Non-Members | Free for Members.

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About Our Speakers

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Eliza Golden
Portfolio Manager, Acumen America

Eliza joined the Acumen America team in 2017 where she works on sourcing and supporting innovative companies serving low-income Americans in the areas of financial inclusion, workforce development and healthcare. Eliza was previously a member of Acumen’s global legal team following five years as a corporate attorney at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she led the development of an impact finance practice focused on working with social enterprise companies and impact investors. Prior to and during law school, Eliza worked in a variety of capacities with international development, health and human rights organizations in Africa and Southeast Asia. Eliza holds a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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Stella Tran
Associate, Acumen America

Stella is an Associate at Acumen America. As a member of Acumen America’s Portfolio team, Stella works on sourcing and evaluating early-stage investments in health, financial inclusion, and workforce development.

Prior to joining Acumen, Stella was an Associate with Just Business, the impact investment arm of the non-profit Not For Sale, investing in companies that aimed to source ethically and to re-invest in the communities they sourced from. As an Associate, she provided strategic support to portfolio companies through her diverse and interdisciplinary experiences in design, human-centered design research, operations, and finance. Stella also has had the opportunity to work with social entrepreneurs from around the world, through product and design roles at the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara and the Ayllu Initiative.

She has a BA in Accounting & Information Systems from Santa Clara University, where she was awarded the Miller Center’s Global Social Benefit Fellowship.