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The Purse Podcast

92 EpisodesProduced by Jana HlistovaWebsite

We are changing the conversation for women about money and investing.We focus on how women can manage and invest their money in the public and private markets and how they are the driving force behind the change we want to see in the world.We talk to change makers, financial experts, wealth managers… read more


#48: Gender lens equity investing and women in leadership with Angela Atherton

Angela Atherton (CFA, FRM) is the Co-founder and Principal of Parallelle Finance. Her commitment to financial inclusion and impact investing began at the start of her career when she managed screening and performance analysis for two ESG indexes. 

She structured private equity deals at American Capital Strategies. She led risk analysis and management functions at Fannie Mae and Calvert Impact Capital, a non-profit investment firm.  

As the Chief Operating and Financial Officer at The Global Good Fund, a social enterprise, she ran day-to-day operations and led commercial expansion.

Angela is an experienced entrepreneur, she co-founded a female-led fintech, Capital Market Exchange, and launched an independent consulting practice with a global reach, including emerging and developed markets in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

We cover the following in our conversation:

  • What is gender lens (equity) investing?
  • How does gender lens investing relate to ESG?
  • The business case for investing in women
  • Gender lens equity funds performance vs traditional funds performance
  • The challenges regarding gender lens investing
  • How do we accelerate the pace of change?
  • How to start investing in gender lens equity funds?

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