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VT WIN HerStory: Maria Jobin-Leeds

June 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


VT WIN HerStory:  Maria Jobin-Leeds, Impact Investor and Chair of The Partnership for Democracy and Education
June 6, 2023
5:00pm ET to 6:30pm ET
Zoom | Free

Join us on June 6, 2023 as Maria Jobin-Leeds tells her story of how she became an impact investor, philanthropist and activist, and how the intersection of these activities relate to her personal money story and life’s work.

Maria Jobin-Leeds is the Chair of The Partnership for Democracy and Education, whose alliance of projects, partners, and staff include Access Strategies Fund, Maria’s List, the Schott Fund, When We Fight, We Win, and Impact Investments with the endowments. Maria supports frontline organizations’ leadership and organizes funders towards shared values and vision of a vibrant, thriving, and inclusive democracy and economy.

Maria is a former member of Pipeline Angels, a network of new and seasoned women investors, whose goal is to change the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs.   By practicing Impact Investing, Maria is helping to shift the finance sector to deliver more capital to women and people of color to grow their enterprises, investment funds, and community wealth. The capital can then be harnessed to complement our grant making programs in shifting power and wealth creation towards constructive, earth-sustaining goods and services, and a Solidarity Economy. With a more equitable distribution of wealth, we will see a more robust democracy.

As a systems-level thinker, Maria addresses the shift in fundamental institutions of power- particularly in policymaking, public leadership, education, and finance, towards the following pillars of change:

  • Where community organizations drive shared budget and policy priorities for the common good, especially for under-resourced communities and families
  • Where government is representative and responsive to communities; accountable, transparent, and composed of an accurate mix of interests
  • Where educational opportunities, a primary tool for equity; are available to all students with care given to each gender, race, class, and native language speaker
  • Where the economic structures that impede democratic participation are recreated, so community is repaired
  • Where wealth and prosperity are created in low-income communities.

Don’t miss hearing Maria’s perspective on why activism, combined with impact investing and philanthropy, can be a powerful tool for systems change.  To see Maria’s expanded story click here.

See you there!

Agenda for Zoom Online Event:
5:00pm – VT WIN intros and meeting guidelines
5:15pm – HerStory: Maria Jobin-Leeds
6:00pm – Time for Q&A with Maria
6:15pm – Open Discussion / 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.  While we appreciate our male allies, this event is free and open to all WOMEN, no matter their path, life experiences or relationships, to discover and achieve their economic goals in alignment with their values. 


June 6, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


VT Zoom Meeting


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