of strong female investor participation and its role in addressing the capital gap for women-led enterprises. We look forward to building on this leadership, as well as incorporating gender lens perspectives beyond the female head count, in the year to come.
Investors’ Circle then participated in SOCAP, the leading conference on the intersection of money and meaning. Over thirty members attended, and over a dozen sessions had IC network speakers or moderators. Bonny participated in the “From Local to Global” kickoff plenary, speaking about “Collaborative Capital for Early Stage Innovation.” The session highlighted #FundedbyIC company Wash Cycle Laundry, and how it secured appropriate financial capital, utilized an impactful human capital strategy, and relied on its social capital – institutional customers and networks, including IC - to support its growth. The session concluded with a preview announcement of a significant gift to IC from The Hitachi Foundation, which will enable IC to provide better collaborative capital tools for both entrepreneurs and investors. Stay tuned for the exciting full announcement of The Hitachi Foundation’s legacy Good Companies, Good Jobs strategy on October 17.