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100WF announces major donation

February 10, 2021

Dr Dambisa Moyo makes major donation to 100 Women in Finance’s CEO Circle

Funding will be used to create greater opportunities in the finance industry for African women

100 Women in Finance (100WF) today announces a major gift to its CEO Circle from global economist and author, Dr. Dambisa Moyo. The funds will be used to empower and create pathways for more women across Africa to become future leaders in global finance.

Dr. Moyo’s generous gift will enable 100WF to:

  • Explore the feasibility of establishing new 100WF locations in Africa to empower women in the industry through peer engagement and education initiatives. The six African countries being reviewed for future potential locations include Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia.
  • Create a series of online programming featuring women in finance roles across Africa.
  • Grant 100WF discounted memberships for women in finance roles in Africa.
  • Enable role model connectivity between women in finance roles and female students across Africa.
  • Grant free memberships and industry access points to female students at universities across Africa.

Commenting on the donation, Dr. Dambisa Moyo said: “I am truly excited about the opportunity to support the work of 100 Women in Finance and their efforts to make sure every background and culture is empowered to lead and to serve in the investment industry.

“Finance has been a defining element of my life working for Goldman Sachs, the World Bank and serving on the board of Barclays. I have always been especially interested in the power of financial literacy and in the financial industry as an engine for growth and global development.

“I see this initiative by 100 Women in Finance as an opportunity to bring more African women into the conversation about global finance and capital allocation. Those left out of the conversation are at a real disadvantage.”

In response, Amanda Pullinger, 100WF CEO, said: “It is a privilege to receive this gift from Dr. Dambisa Moyo, not only because the contribution will make a difference for the next generation of African women, but because Dambisa is herself such a fantastic role model for women in the industry globally. We are honored to receive our first CEO Circle gift from such a remarkable woman.”

 

ABOUT DR. DAMBISA MOYO

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker in economics, investment, and corporate leadership, and serves on the boards of several global corporations. She is the author of four New York Times best-selling books, and was named to the list of TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World. For more information, please visit https://dambisamoyo.com.

 

ABOUT 100WF

100 Women in Finance’s near 20,000 registered members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact.

Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career and enables their positive influence over pre-career women.

100WF operates under the guiding principle, Vision30/40, in which women will occupy 30% of investment team and executive leadership roles by 2040. For more information, please visit https://100women.org.

 

ABOUT 100WF’s CEO CIRCLE

Created in 100WF’s 20th anniversary year, the CEO Circle is a group of distinguished individuals of varying backgrounds who share the common goal of developing new initiatives to scale 100WF’s network and resource accessibility. Aiming to expand 100WF’s global footprint and increase opportunities in existing locations, the CEO Circle serves the industry by promoting an environment where diversity of thought and background can collectively achieve 100 Women in Finance’s Vision30/40. For details on joining the CEO Circle, please contact ceo@100women.org.