Women workers outnumber men in social economy organisations; leadership and pay gaps are also lower than in the wider economy. But a “considerable glass ceiling” persists. The OECD argues this needs to change.
Maggie O'Carroll was once told to get herself “a little job”. Instead, she set up The Women's Organisation – sparking over 4,000 new businesses. She speaks to us about Brexit, social investment headaches – and going beyond “vanity” metrics.
What makes a good leader? At Pioneers Post, we’re interested in a specific kind of leader: those who are both trying to make a difference and doing business differently. This month: Alice Williams of the award-winning Luminary Bakery.
Investing in an emerging manager means taking a bet on someone with less obvious track record. But there may be good reasons to invest – not least because a first- or second-time fund manager is likely also from an underrepresented background.
Tamara Abed has been supporting social entrepreneurs through BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs, for 20 years. As the future of development finance is changing, she tells us why leaders must start prioritising what really benefits humanity.
In Latin America, women are pushing forward key agendas including gender-lens and nature-positive investing. We spoke to three of them to find out what the rest of us can learn from the region – and how women entrepreneurs could be better supported.
As a woman of colour in social investment, Mathu Jeyaloganathan regularly finds her credibility questioned. As she fights to build a new fund for diverse communities, she urges white allies to help end the sector's institutional racism.