Since 2014, WISF has been dedicated to promoting more women to be on investment committees (ICs). We define an IC as any group who allocates capital externally and has influence on how that capital is deployed. We focus on tackling this challenge within the field of social finance but aim to also have an impact on ICs in the broader financial landscape.
We have a sub-group called Women on ICs, with the dual mission of:
- providing a conduit for any IC vacancies to be shared with our network and connecting with social investors about our mission (external-facing); and
- supporting our members in getting ready for IC positions (internal-facing).
Our survey from 2017 has found that less than 25% of women are on Investment Committees and the selection process is mostly founders and board members with the recruitment being from personal recommendations.
Hear from our members
WISF equips members with new approaches to apply to, and navigate, investment committees. We break down assumptions, provide valuable connections and collectively build members’ capacity.Servane Mouazan, Chair of Women on ICs
The WISF network enables members to work together to recognise and articulate the skills, knowledge and experience they can bring to an investment committee or capital deployment function. The Women on IC group then enable members to navigate what for many is a new role and share insight on how to make the most of the role for them and the institution.Sarah McGeehan, WISF member and former Chair of women on ICs
Engage with us
We welcome non-WISF members to put themselves forward for consideration by IC. If you are looking for IC opportunities please fill in the form.
If you have an IC vacancy that you’d like us to disseminate, please contact us here. We have a ready list of biographies that we can share with any ICs.