Skoll World Forum Ecosystem Day 2022

Paving the Path Forward: Investment in Women


Women hold up half the sky, and with the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that women disproportionately carry the brunt of its impact. According to a UN Report, Rapid Gender Assessment (RGA) surveys indicate that 29% of working-age mothers living with children lost their jobs compared to only 20% of working-age men living with children. Women with children in the household were also more likely to report increased domestic work and childcare.

Despite the gaps, women have adapted and persevered to support their workplaces, communities, and families. How are women paving the path forward? In what ways are women continuing to make significant strides in the face of challenge? How can we better support women and invest in women-led organizations? This session examines how women continue to lead the way in reimagining the future of social entrepreneurship, healthcare, education, and other areas.

The Panel

Almaz Negash, Founder and Executive Director, African Diaspora Network, is a recognized thought leader and sought-after expert on entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment for international markets, especially high growth African and Diaspora.


  • Latanya Mapp Frett, is President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, one of the world’s leading foundations for gender justice. Global Fund for Women has fueled feminist movements across the world for over 30 years, putting resources directly in the hands of courageous activists who are working to end oppressive policies and change entrenched norms.
  • Dana Weeks, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MedTrans Go, a B2B healthcare appointment optimization platform, solving the $150B problem of medical appointment cancellations in the U.S.
  • Sunny Satva, Founder of the Vegan Africa Fund, supports African eco-entrepreneurs in some of the highest-growth product sectors during the decades to come.

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Apr 4, 2022: 17:00 - 19:00
Organizer African Diaspora Network
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic