Women, Peace and Parity:
Using Finance as a Tool for Progress
In celebration of UN Day on 24 October, IIX held a discussion in San Francisco centered around innovative finance, women’s health and sustainable peace.
Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
Kathryn Kaufman, Managing Director for Global Women’s Issues, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Katherine Klein, Vice Dean of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative and Professor of Management, The Wharton School
Alan Seem, Partner, Jones Day
Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and Founder, IIX
Women's Health Matters:
Closing Gender Gaps in Health Care through Innovative Finance
In the United States, awareness of the obstacles women encounter in their daily lives has brought unprecedented opportunities to enact rapid change. Nowhere is this change needed most than in women’s health, where pregnancy related mortality is on the rise and cancer is among the leading causes of death among women. Innovative finance has the potential to transform global consciousness to actionable solutions in women’s health, while putting women at the forefront of change. On 18 September, IIX organized a webinar to discuss how innovative finance can catalyze solutions to some of our toughest challenges in women’s health today. This event was supported by the Medtronic Foundation.
Our webinar speakers included:
Paurvi Bhatt, Vice President of Philanthropy at Medtronic, and President of Medtronic Foundation
Mary Manning, Division Director of Health Promotion/Chronic Disease at Minnesota Department of Health
Mukul Pandya, Executive Director of Knowledge@Wharton
Durreen Shahnaz, CEO and Founder of IIX