Are Impact Investing and Women’s Leadership Connected?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

As a follower of philanthropy, I am intrigued by leaders who seem to have a fundamentally unique vision. I am also intrigued by the idea that women’s perspectives on leadership could be pivotal in tackling big problems in new ways.

Which is why I must confess to a fascination with Clara Miller, who has radically restructured the Heron Foundation to put it in the vanguard of impact investing.

I wondered if Clara Miller might be doing something particular that reflects how women’s leadership differs from men’s.

So I was excited to have the opportunity to hear Clara Miller speak at this year’s Yale Philanthropy Conference, Fostering Ecosystems of Change. She could not have been a more fitting speaker on the subject.

Source: Inside Philanthropy (link opens in a new window)

impact investing, philanthropy