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Brought to you by the Vermont Women’s Investor Network (VTWIN)
in collaboration with the Northern New England Women’s Investor Network (NNEWIN).


Wednesday, Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 9:00am – 1:00pm
(Registration begins at 8:30am)


The Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Conference Center
1746 Mountain Road — Stowe, VT

About the Event




The Vermont Women’s Investor Network (VT WIN) in collaboration with the Northern New England Womens’ Investor Network (NNE WIN) is excited to host Joel Solomon of Renewal Fund and author of the Clean Money Revolution, and Deb Nelson, of VP of Client & Community Engagement at RSF Social Finance for an interactive discussion on effective integrated capital strategies that re-think the purpose of money and use it for good rather than harm. In its most simple form, integrated capital is defined as “the coordinated use of diverse forms of financial and human capital to support enterprises and strategies that address complex social and environmental problems.” They’ll bring tales from the front lines of working with women investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs doing this work. Participants will have time to consider how to apply integrated capital strategies and invest in companies that align with their values. Learn more about Joel Solomon here. And, read this interview with Deb Nelson on The Real Purpose of Money.




Women angel investors, women interested in learning more about angel, impact and/or investing in local businesses in their community. While this workshop does not preclude men or entrepreneurs from attending, registration is limited due to space so we will prioritize attendees above.




The Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Conference Center, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont.  Click here for directions.  For a link of places to stay in the area, visit




You’ll get a lively discussion with pioneers in the field of impact investing, delicious luncheon, great networking and, a copy of Joel Solomon’s book, “The Clean Money Revolution.”





Please register on the Eventbrite page. For questions, feel free to contact janice@flexiblecapitalfund.comNote that space is limited to 75 people so, don’t wait to register!




Thanks to the organizations supporting this workshop including:


Our Lead NNE WIN Tri-State Sponsor:  PEOPLES UNITED BANK


Vermont State Sponsors: Vermont Community Foundation, Milk Money VermontVermont Works, Flexible Capital Fund, Vernal Ventures and Merritt & Merritt.

Joel Solomon Headshot


Joel Solomon is a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, at $250 million assets under management. Investing in Organics and climate tech in Canada and the USA, Renewal Funds is GIIRS-rated, a founding Canadian B Corp (5x “Best for the World”), a “1% for the Planet” member, recognized as ImpactAssets “Top 50 impact fund managers.”


With visionary investor Carol Newell, Joel co-founded Renewal Partners to invest in sustainable businesses including Stonyfield Yoghurt, Seventh Generation, and Happy Planet. Together, they pioneered a “whole portfolio activation to mission” strategy, using a social change investing approach, with a regional sustainable economy focus. Joel Co-Produces the Integrated Capital Institute with Akaya Windwood, Marian Moore and RSF Social Finance. He is the author of The Clean Money Revolution: Re-Inventing Power, Purpose & Capitalism, with Co-Author Tyee Bridge. Joel is a frequent public speaker, including a TEDxVancouver talk. He is a board member of the University of British Columbia, founding member of Social Venture Circle (SVC), Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the Tides Canada Foundation, and recently completed a quarter century as board chair of Hollyhock. Joel was awarded a “Lifetime Achievement” Award from the Social Venture Circle, and was inducted with Carol Newell into the SVC “Hall of Fame”.

Deb Nelson Headshot


As Vice President of client and community engagement at RSF Social Finance, Deb Nelson guides RSF’s field building and client engagement programs, including the Women’s Capital Collaborative and Integrated Capital Institute. She launched the Women’s Capital Collaborative in 2016 to provide integrated capital — loans, guarantees, grants and other forms of support — for women-led social enterprises that serve women and girls. She is also the driving force behind RSF’s Integrated Capital Institute, a nine-month fellowship program dedicated to training financial activists: practitioners who want to activate the full spectrum of capital to address complex social and environmental problems.


Nelson was named a 2019 “World Changing Woman” by Conscious Company magazine for her pioneering work advancing economic justice, women’s rights, and diversity in leadership. Nelson came to RSF in 2015 after 15 years as executive director of Social Venture Network (now Social Venture Circle), a community of over 600 mission-driven entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors dedicated to using business for social and environmental good. Over two decades, she has worked with business leaders, philanthropists, investors, entrepreneurs and wealth holders who want to create an economy that works for all people and the planet.


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