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Spark Session: Redistributing Power in Finance
Spark Session: Redistributing Power in Finance

Thu, 03 Mar


Online Learning & Zoom

Spark Session: Redistributing Power in Finance

We're celebrating International Women’s Day by hearing stories from inspiring women who are redefining and redistributing power in finance, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

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Time & Location

03 Mar 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 GMT

Online Learning & Zoom

About the Event

Ahead of this year's International Women’s Day, we want to mark the occasion by celebrating — and learning from — the stories of women who are redefining and redistributing power in finance, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

Women controlled 32% of all wealth in 2021, yet women's voices remained under-represented in finance, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

In such a scenario, what does it take to be a catalyst for change?

In the run up to International Women's Day, we are hosting a panel of remarkable women who have not only stepped into their own power, but are also working to redistribute it across the financial sector.

Join us for what promises to be a dynamic discussion with these incredible women to spark ideas about how you too can redistribute power in your own sphere of influence!


Guest Speaker: Joy Anderson, Criterion Institute

Joy is founder and president of the Criterion Institute, where she works with financial institutions, government agencies, faith-based organisations, philanthropists, and movement partners to design and implement strategies for shifting financial systems to advance gender equality and social justice. Joy currently serves on the GenderSmart Advisory Council and recently held roles on the Strategic Advisory Group for UNICEF's next Gender Policy and Action Plan. She is the author of a seminal report on addressing power dynamics in climate finance and gender lens investing.

Guest Speaker: Molly Gochman, Founder Stardust

Molly is an award-winning artist and activist, and the founder and president of Stardust, a fund that focuses on gender-lens investing. Molly’s desire to leverage her influence as an investor, as an activist, and as an artist led her to found Stardust, with the hopes of contributing to a more just and equitable world. Molly is a board member of The Freedom Fund, Children’s Rights, Creative Time, and Wassaic Project, and was named one of New York’s New Abolitionists by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition.

Guest Speaker: Akeiva M. Ellis, Financial Education Specialist, Ballentine Partners

Akeiva is a financial planner and educator, and a proud daughter of immigrants. She is the Financial Education Specialist at Ballentine Partners, a wealth management firm in the greater Boston area. She is also the co-founder of ‘The Bemused’ and hosts the podcast, ‘Ballentine Broadcast: Conversations on Black Wealth’. Akeiva is a CPA, Personal Financial Specialist, and Certified Financial Planner™. Her mission is to help close the racial wealth gap. She was recognised for her work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by ThinkAdvisor as a Luminary in Diversity & Inclusion in 2021.

Facilitator: Jumi Falusi Samen, Senior Director, 21/64

Jumi is a Senior Director at 21/64, where she serves as a trusted advisor, bridge builder, and go-to guide for philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, professional advisors and investors seeking to accelerate and fund social change. Prior to 21/64, Jumi was a Senior Vice President and Philanthropy Advisor at Bessemer Trust as well as a financial advisor at Goldman Sachs, where she brought a comprehensive lens to advising individuals and multigenerational families and foundations on wealth stewardship strategies.

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