About the event

What is Pro Mujer's GLI forum?

The GLI Forum LATAM is the first event in Latin America entirely focused on promoting gender lens investing as an effective way to drive equality and economic development in the region.

Our goal is to make the forum a place for learning, exchanging experiences, networking and co-creating concrete solutions that inspire action.

The event brings together leaders and experts from the investing and entrepreneurial ecosystems, academia, the private and public sectors, and civil society organizations, to spark connection, consolidate synergies and move forward together.

2024 Edition

June 4 to 6, 2024

Location: La Usina del Arte

Agustín R. Caffarena 1, Buenos Aires

Panels and talks featuring international speakers

Workshops and co-creation sessions

Global case studies

Networking spaces

Pitch sessions

Women in leadership

This lens focuses on the presence of women in leadership positions and the adoption of an inclusive governance approach with a gender perspective, as this enables companies to have better policies and programs to promote equality and close gender gaps, as well as to assess their diversity and inclusion.

Products and services benefiting women and girls

This lens addresses the impact of the company's products and services on the lives of women and girls. It enables an analysis of whether they are considered in the company's mission, understanding their real needs as consumers, and developing markets focused on them.

GLI FORUM 2024

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Equality in the workplace

This lens highlights actions in favor of equality of opportunity and treatment between women and men, aimed at improving the workplace environment through the implementation of strategies that promote the participation of women at all levels and areas of the organization, equal pay, work-life balance, and the analysis of potential inequality gaps within the company.

Equality in the value chain and advocacy practice

This lens promotes the creation of commercial opportunities for businesses led by women, collaboration with civil society, local or global organizations, and companies working towards equality and the empowerment of women. It also advocates for communication in an inclusive and non-sexist manner as a cross-cutting principle.

Data & Impact Measurement

Measurement processes are essential to recognize and report the impact and transformative capacity of actions implemented in terms of gender. As an ecosystem, we must move towards standardization of processes, tools, and methodologies that allow us to account for the real scope of gender-focused investment. Having clear and common metrics, indicators, and tracking categories will facilitate the agile, focused, and results-oriented integration of the four lenses, in addition to generating learning, improving practices, and optimizing the achievement of objectives.

Digitalization

Digital and technological tools are crucial for strengthening actions towards gender equality, optimizing their design, implementation, and measurement. We aim to be at the forefront, catalyzing business strategies, social impact and its measurement, through digital and technological tools.

PAST EDITIONS

Medellin. Colombia

In 2023, the event was held on-site in Medellin, Colombia from October 17 to October 19.


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Antigua. Guatemala

In 2022, the event was held on-site in Antigua, Guatemala from Nov. 7-10

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Investing with a Gender Lens

Only 6% of private equity and venture capital funding is invested in companies run by women versus the 94% invested
in companies run by men. 

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION

In Latin America, 73% of women-led businesses are excluded from traditional financing, representing a $93 billion potential market opportunity.

BANCO MUNDIAL

Companies with more women on their executive teams were 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability
than peer companies with fewer female leaders. 

MCKINSEY

For more than 34 years, Pro Mujer has provided underserved women in Latin America with the tools they need to reach their full potential. We know that women are agents of change who are capable of innovating, driving progress, and transforming their lives and the lives of their families and communities.

We are pioneers in fostering gender lens investing (GLI) in Latin America.

We believe GLI is an effective mechanism to advance toward equality and boost the productivity of regional economies and companies.

PATH GLI FORUM

Kick-Off

We started the conversation by defining gender lens investing and highlighting why it is important.​

Mérida, México

Positioning

We built the state of the art by mapping the ecosystem and identifying the main barriers and opportunities in the region.

Virtual

Alignment with Social Challenges

We established connections between gender lens investing and the most pressing social challenges facing women in Latin America today.​

Antigua, Guatemala

GLI in Action

We focused on practice. In the design and execution of investment tools/vehicles.


Medellín, Colombia

GLI in Connection

Collaborative action. The power of collective work with investment ecosystems to increase impact.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Questions & inquiries

Contact us for more information

Event location:

La Usina Del Arte

Address:

Agustín R. Caffarena 1
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires