The group sought to build a private equity industry where more women are involved in investment decisions.
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- Women invest was born with the goal of reaching a more indifferent private equity industry.
The non-profit group more than 5 years after it was founded “Women invest” formalizes its activity as a civil association.
Women invest was born with the goal of reaching a more indifferent private equity industry. The organization aims to have more women play an active role in the investment decision-making process and leadership roles that shape the industry in Mexico.
The results of the Investigation of diversity and inclusion in private capital (EDIC, 2020), from the AMEXCAP, demonstrates the lack of gender equality in the industry. For example, the study suggests that there are still funds that do not have gender diversity and inclusion programs or strategies (71%) and that 22% of funds in the country do not have a woman on their investment team.
On the other hand, a study by the International Finance Corporation (“IFC” for the acronym in English) has shown that funds with gender-balanced teams have an excess of internal net return of 1.7 percentage points above average. This shows the correlation that exists between different teams and high returns.
“We need to drive economic development through gender equality. With purchasing power over $ 18 trillion, women have the power to transform the global economy,” said Stephanie von Friedeburg, IFC’s chief operating officer. last March 8th in “Bell for equality genreor”.
Mujeres Investing focuses on three main pillars:
- Generate community: Serving as support and support for all who are used by their contact network.
- Expand capacities: through discussions and training by specialists.
- Improve visibility: Generate data on the participation of women in the private capital and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Mexico, e.g. B. Investors, Administrators, Consultants, s, Business Women, etc.
“Our goal is to give visibility to women who are already in the industry and to support more young women working in Private Capital in Mexico. You cannot be what you cannot see, ”said Anna Raptis, current president of Mujeres Investiendo.
Today Mujeres Investing launched a public campaign by Crowdfunding on the donor platform to finance the formalization and commissioning of the civil association. Here you can make donations starting at $ 500 million and get exclusive access to rewards from the national entrepreneurship community for those who can make greater contributions.
“Not so long ago, the women involved in the country’s VC and PE ecosystem could be counted on one hand. We’re changing that, ”commented Tricia Treviño, Senior Associate at Promecap.