Friday, March 13, 2015

Women and Innovation

Ten stories about women’s issues from the SSIR archives 

 From addressing reproductive health to closing the wage gap, women’s issues have been a point of focus for social innovators looking to create lasting change. In honor of upcoming International Women’s Day, we dug up 10 articles and blog posts from Stanford Social Innovation Review archives with breakthrough ideas, and new perspectives on women and gender.

Rise of Gender Capitalism
In this feature article, Jackie VanderBrug and Sarah Kaplan examine the social impact potential of gender lens investing—how companies can increase women’s access to capital, promote workplace equity, and create products and services that improve the lives of women and girls.
Empowering Women at the Grassroots
Marissa Wesely and Dina Dublon look at how some companies are funding locally rooted organizations to promote women’s empowerment. Also see Wesely’s recent “Gender Equity and Corporate Sustainability” blog post.   

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