Jennifer is President and CEO of Calvert Foundation, a nonprofit organization that specializes in impact investing around the globe. Since its founding, Calvert Foundation has been on a mission to connect individuals to impact through their investments, creating an opportunity for private capital to augment philanthropic and government funding streams to solve some of the world’s greatest social problems.
Gender and Evaluation Specialist, International Center for Research on Women
Allison has more than five years of research, program, and advocacy experience focused on adolescent girls, reproductive health and family planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and women and technology. At ICRW, Allison has carried out research on women’s demand for contraception, conducted a deeper analysis of programs that have successfully delayed child marriage, examined the links between adolescent girls’ education and successful transitions to adulthood, and identified how technology can benefit women and girls.
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Acumen
Yasmina leads Acumen's efforts to engage with strategic corporate partners who share Acumen's commitment to supporting entrepreneurial approaches to tackling poverty. She initiated and managed the Water Portfolio at Acumen, and has worked in the arenas of international development, corporate sustainability, and social entrepreneurship for the past 16 years.
CEO and Chief Optimist, Assemblyfor
Lisa is an award-winning social & political entrepreneur. She is an expert in the intersections of women, communications, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy & behavioral science. She is a frequent writer, public speaker & moderator appearing in the media on and platforms like World Economic Forum, TEDWomen, Clinton Global Initiative & The Skoll World Forum. She is the co-author of The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them. She sits on numerous for-profit & not-for-profit boards. In 2010, she was named a Young Global Leader.
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Panel: Women and Social Enterprises: How Gender Integration Can Boost Entrepreneurial Solutions to Poverty
Lisa Witter – CEO and Chief Optimist, Assemblyfor (moderator)
Jennifer Pryce – President and CEO, Calvert Markets
Allison Glinski – Gender and Evalutaion Specialist, ICRW
Yasmina Zaidman – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Acumen
The day we've all been waiting for
Mike Zoppo is a host of exceptional ability. Studies show that a vast majority of guests attending events by Mike have been known to leave more elated than visitors to Santa's Workshop, The Lost of Continent of Atlantis, and the Fountain of Youth.
6:30 – 7:30 PM
75 E 55th St.
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About our partners
The Woodcock Foundation is a progressive family foundation established to link family creativity and resources with community development needs. The Woodcock Foundation supports community development especially when there is an opportunity to improve the educational, economic, and environmental circumstances of communities in need. Particular attention is given to programs to programs that encourage and reward leadership, foster entrepreneurship, and enhance the quality of life.
The Cartier Charitable Foundation was created to catalyse the Maison Cartier’s philanthropic commitment to improving the livelihoods of the most vulnerable. The Foundation focuses on the most excluded and marginalized, in particular women and children living in the world’s least developed regions and works to remove the barriers that prevent people from acting and thriving, enabling them to live a meaningful and fulfilling life in an inclusive, equitable and safe environment. The Foundation currently supports 17 partners in 28 developing countries.
Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $88 million in 82 companies across Africa, Latin America and South Asia. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies. Learn more at www.acumen.org.