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 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT

Catalytic Capital: A Tool to Drive Intersectional Equity for Immigrants and Refugees

Catalytic capital has the potential to close capital access, opportunity, and outcomes gaps experienced by immigrant and refugee workers and communities. Impact investments can take into consideration the intersectional identities of immigrants and refugees to address structural barriers they may face – from systemic racism to immigration policy to the recognition of international credentials.

Hear how three impact investors, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, Impact America Fund, and Mission Driven Finance are centering intersectional equity in how they invest. Through their portfolios, they will demonstrate how funders and investors can provide mission-driven organizations with flexible funding to innovate and scale up solutions that build more inclusive economies where everyone can contribute and thrive.


Smitha Das


World Education Services


Co-founder & Chief Community Officer

Mission Driven Finance

Stefanie Thomas

Founding Member & Investor

Impact America Fund

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