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Bookclub: Chat with REAL IMPACT author, Morgan Simon

April 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We’re mixing it up!  Join us for Zoom Book Club to discuss the book Real Impact by Morgan Simon. Impact investment — the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return — has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point: Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it replicate the same mistakes that have plagued both aid and finance?  Morgan Simon is an investment professional who works at the nexus of social finance and social justice. In Real Impact, she teaches us how to get it right, leveraging the world’s resources to truly transform the economy. Over the past seventeen years, Simon has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations. In Real Impact, Simon shares her experience as both investor and activist to offer clear strategies for investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs alike. We’re excited to dig into this book as a group and share our observations, aha! moments, etc.  It’ll be an hour and a half of conversation, reflection and celebration with women who want to use their economic power for good!  So, how can you participate? #1) Sign up for the meeting below #2) Purchase the book ahead of time, preferably at your local book store (support local)!  Or Amazon, Barnes & Noble or on Audible. #3) Read the book (no, no one else can do that for you)! #4) Bring your questions, key takeaways to the meeting and one action you will take after reading this book. #5) Bring a beverage of your choice and enjoy our conversation  

Agenda for Zoom Online Event:

  • 5:00pm –  VT WIN intros and meeting guidelines
  • 5:15pm – Meet Morgan & Q&A
  • 6:15pm –  General / Open Discussion
  • 6:30pm –  Wrap up

As always, there will be time for a discussion and sharing ideas.  Vermont Women’s Investors Network believes strongly in being an inclusive and diverse network.

The meeting is free and open to all women and femmes, trans-gender and gender non-forming people interested in learning more about how they can invest with their values.

About Morgan Simon: Simon is a widely-recognized leader in impact investment who builds bridges between finance and social justice.  Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion in capital.  Simon currently co-leads Candide Group, which supports two clients, including members of the Pritzker family on behalf of the Libra Foundation. She is also co-founder and chair of the non-profit Transform Finance. Previously, Simon served as the founding CEO of Toniic, a global network of impact investors, and as the founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition. She has worked with the United Nations in Honduras, in corporate reform with ForestEthics, and in domestic microfinance with the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment. She currently serves on the boards of the Restaurant Opportunity Center, The Working World, and CARE Enterprises. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Simon serves as an adjunct professor at Middlebury College’s graduate school program. She lives in the Bay Area.

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Thanks to our partners to date:  VT WIN, NHCLF, Maine WIN and CEI Business Women’s Center.

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April 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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