Presented by: Glenmede

Glenmede and BRAVA Investments brought together industry leaders to share their perspectives on how investors can grow their assets while also advocating for women.


2017 Hosts:

  • “The panel was inspirational and amazing.”

    2017 Annual Event Series, Attendee
  • “We can’t talk about improving the lives of women without talking about African Americans and Latinas. There is a massive and untapped market opportunity for investors who are smart enough to see it.”

    Monique Woodard, 500 Startups, Venture Partner and 2017 Annual Event Series Speaker
  • “Investors can make an impact and make their voice heard by engaging companies and letting them know that they care deeply.”

    Casey Clark, Director of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Glenmede
  • “By investing with [a gender lens] you are . . . equipping a whole generation of women.”

    Nathalie Molina-Niña, CEO, BRAVA Investments

2017 Speakers

Suzanne Biegel

Women Effect Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Founder of Catalyst at Large

Suzanne is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of a pilot initiative about investing with a gender lens called Women Effect, which is now part of the Wharton Social Impact Initiative. She also works in social impact finance in the UK. Other organizations that she is involved with include the SPRING accelerator, Confluence Philanthropy, Cornerstone Capital, Global Philanthropy Network, Women Donors Network, and Social Venture Network.


Laura LaRosa

Executive Director, Glenmede

Laura is Glenmede’s Executive Director and a member of its Investment Policy and Management Committees. In her role at Glenmede, she spearheads initiatives to broaden relationships with individuals, families, and endowments and foundations. Laura has been instrumental in advancing Glenmede’s impact investing platform. Laura is very active in her community and serves on multiple boards and committees for local charitable organizations.


Nathalie Molina Niño

CEO, BRAVA Investments

Nathalie is the founder and CEO of BRAVA Investments which is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact on women in the world. Prior to launching BRAVA, Nathalie was the CEO and led the launch of SELF MADE. A technologist and coder by training, she launched her first tech startup at the age of 20. She has also worked to grow Lionbridge into a multinational business, and has advised industry leaders in both the for- and non-profit sectors.


Monique Woodard

500 Startups, Venture Partner

Monique invests in black and Latino entrepreneurs, as she believes the next emerging market is being created at the intersection of tech and multicultural consumers. She is also the co-founder of Black Founders — a national community of entrepreneurs whose mission is to increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in tech.


2017 Co-Chairs

  • Michael Blake

    Assembly District 79 (NY), Assemblyman

  • Erika Dilday

    Futuro Media Group, Executive Director

  • Kerry Kennedy

    Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, President

  • Kathryn Kolbert

    Athena Center for Leadership Studiesat Barnard College, Director

  • Samantha Miller

    InCarda Therapeutics, CBO & Pelagius, Inc., Co-Founder and COO

  • Tolu Olubunmi

    Mobile Minds, Co-Chair

  • Marie C. Wilson

    The White House Project, Founder & Ms. Foundation for Women, President

  • Sheryl Wu Dunn

    Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Investor, Financial Advisor and Activist

2017 Series Highlights