Project: Amplifying the Impact of Women in Social Finance (WISF)
City: London Grant: £54,570
TSIC is a social change strategy consultancy that, among other activities, acts to administer Women in Social Finance (WISF). WISF is the only membership support network for female practitioners working across impact investing, inclusive finance, sustainable finance, and leadership in social finance. It aims to foster connection, advancement, and collaboration between experienced women in the field of social and responsible finance in the UK.
The objective of this project is to amplify the impact of WISF to better champion gender diversity in social investment in the UK. The group plans to increase their public engagement, advocacy and visibility to better influence the wider sector. The project will include a planning and strategy review; a strategy to better utilise technology and enhance the connectivity of the network; membership support and training; and collaboration with other networks, including work on a targeted outreach strategy to increase women’s leadership visibility and representation.
This project will amplify WISF’s ability to increase the representation of women in senior leadership positions in the social finance sector — as role models and important voices that are visible in the press and key industry events. Likewise, WISF can increase the support provided to members to promote their skills, confidence and to champion their ability to secure more influential positions within the sector, working towards greater gender parity. The project will also help WISF set its strategy and infrastructure, increase its reach and strengthen the community.