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Spotlight on Fernanda Lima, Director of Investments, LeapFrog Investments

We chat with Fernanda Lima about her role within the firm, how technology is shaping financial services in emerging markets, trends she is seeing in investing in Asia and more

BIMA’s second RUN summit is happening this July in London

RUN is BIMA’s global diversity programme – focused on empowering women and changing gender biases around the world.

Connecting traditional investors to the profit with purpose approach

Women@Forbes explores Clare Murray’s path to LeapFrog and her work as Associate Director, Strategy, to bring conventional investors and profit with purpose together.

LeapFrog hires new General Counsel, Frances Holliday

The Lawyer covers the recent appointment of market leader Frances who will oversee the legal function of LeapFrog

EMPEA launches its Gender Parity Acceleration Working Group

LeapFrog, IFC and Cartica Capital will be part of EMPEA’s first industry initiative aimed at addressing the gender gap in emerging market Private Equity.

Women in the workplace – BIMA’s mission to be an exception to the rule

BIMA is changing the face of women leadership throughout local markets with an innovative mentorship initiative

Women are the key to long-term deliverable growth

ImpactAlpha explores how female leadership and gender equality is vital to unlocking significant business growth and driving positive social change.

Africa leads the charge in creating resilient women entrepreneurs

Uganda and Botswana emerge as global leaders for women-owned businesses in Mastercard’s Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship

Private equity in Africa can drive gender equality

Women in the private equity sector generate better returns and faster growth, but barriers nevertheless remain, the FT reports

Five women CEOs who are making a difference every day

Debby Blakey, LeapFrog investor and CEO of leading pensions fund manager HESTA, is paving the way for women in leadership

This woman might be the most successful impact investor you’ve never heard of

Sari Miller, of LeapFrog’s Advisory Board, is quietly crossing new frontiers in impact investing

Finding credit for the worthy

Kshama Fernandes, CEO of Northern Arc Capital (formerly IFMR Capital), explains how the company is enabling access to finance for millions across India