(VIDEO) IMPACT Investing in Women and the Arts

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"I miss the humanity. I miss seeing people breath and talk and sing and dance.  Remember the arts; keep them top of mind. Especially when we go through this economic recovery. We need your support." 

- Valerie Novakoff

Investors in the arts worldwide are using the financial industry to improve the causes and communities they believe in. Valerie Novakoff, Founder of the Broadway Women's Fund (BroadwayWomensFund.com) discusses IMPACT investing; what her study revealed about Broadway gender diversity and how Broadway will survive COVID-19 in 2021 and beyond.

Valerie answers the following questions:

  • What is an impact investment fund?
  • What did her studies reveal about gender diversity on Broadway? 
  • What is her (firm's) mission?
  • Who can invest in the Broadway Women's Fund?


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