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Building the Field: Hiring A Next Generation of Diverse Impact Investing Professionals

Lori Mizuno July 13, 2022

It’s no secret that the workplace is changing. The old structures of hiring who you know are being challenged to spark diversity and inclusion. But is the change coming quickly enough? What other pillars should be toppled to break down systemic race, gender and other bias? Impact investing offers the potential to create more equitable communities, but to accomplish this work, we must prioritize diverse perspectives including hiring diverse talent at every level. Topics include DEI in hiring, the importance of experiential learning and how DEI is enhancing the investment discipline to create more inclusive capital markets and communities.



Meta Themes

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of the session to discuss and assess new ways of recruiting and hiring diverse talent to fill all roles from internships to senior leadership. We hope that participants are able to walk away with innovative strategies to employ at their organizations and firms to promote and retain more diverse hires to enhance the field.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Government

  • Academia


  • NameTina Castro, CFA
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationAvivar Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameCalvin Selth
  • TitleProgram Manager
  • OrganizationAnnenberg Tech PledgeLA
  • StatusInvited
  • NameNicolas Rubio
  • TitleAssociate
  • OrganizationAvivar Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKevin Wiley
  • TitleAnalyst
  • OrganizationAvivar Capital
  • StatusInvited
  • NameValeria Martinez
  • TitleInvestor
  • OrganizationVamos Ventures
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAnita Foster Washington
  • TitleSenior Analyst
  • OrganizationAvivar Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
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