High Water Women Investing for Impact Symposium

High Water Women's 2016 Investing for Impact Symposium
October 18th, New York City

Since 2013, High Water Women's Investing for Impact Symposium has evolved into an important gathering for impact investors who want to connect with other investors, advisors, and investment professionals. Past attendees have been impressed with the unique opportunities to network, our expertly curated program, and the breadth of experience brought by our speakers and discussion leaders, allowing for a closer examination and in-depth discussion of key impact topics and issues.

We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will deliver our Keynote address. For information on the program, speakers and attendees, we are providing the following documents:

2016 Symposium Agenda

2016 Symposium Speaker Biographies

2016 Symposium Program w. Acknowledgements

2016 Symposium Attendee List (updated)


Sponsorship and registration links:  Sponsorship Opportunities       Individual Registration

 2016 Speakers

David Bank, ImpactAlphaVivina Berla, Sarona Asset Management | Vicki Benjamin, Calvert Investments | Drianne Benner, Appomattox Advisory | Peter Bernard, Root Capital | Monica Brand, Quona Capital | Sara Brand, True Wealth Ventures | Arlyn Davich, PayPerks | Lisa Davis, Pembrook Capital Management | James Dearborn, Columbia Threadneedle | Dr. Joan Fallon, Curemark | Ivan Frishberg, Amalgamated Bank | Kim Fortunato, Campbell Soup Foundation | Karina Funk, Brown Advisory | Eric Glass, AllianceBernstein | Steven Godeke, Jessie Smith Noyes FoundationMichelle Gonzalez,The Influencer Series | Taryn Goodman, NatureVest | Tara Higgins, Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe | Michael Hoelter, Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund | Summerly Horning, Tau Investments | Paulus Ingram, Arc Fiduciary | Hilary Irby, Morgan Stanley | Eric Jacobsen, Gratitude Railroad | Jalak Jobanputra, Future Perfect  Ventures | Justina Lai, Wetherby Asset Management | Linda-Eling Lee, MSCI | Christina Leijonhufvud, Tideline | Georgia Levenson Keohane, Pershing Square Foundation | Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC | Bonny Moellenbrock, Investors’ CircleMolly Morse, Mango Materials | Rehana Nathoo, Case Foundation | Cindy Nawilis, SunFunder | Eileen Neely, Living Cities | David Nicola, Blackdirt Capital | Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, Maya Ventures Partners | Anastasia Cole Plakias, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm | Tracy Palandjian, Social Finance | Conor Platt, Etho Capital | Will Poole, Capria Ventures & Unitus Seed Fund | Barbara Raho, Golden Seeds | Ellen Remmer, The Philanthropic Initiative | Cynthia Ringo, DBL Investors | Imogen Rose-Smith, Institutional Investor | Kristina Rueter, oekom research AG | Kerry Rupp, True Wealth Ventures | Debra Schwartz, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation | Lisa Sebesta, Fresh Source Capital | Ashley Shulten, BlackRock | Jamie Silver, Mariner Investment Group | Candace Smith, MicroVest | Anna Snider, Merrill Lynch | Laurie Spengler, Enclude | Taj Tabassoom, SeaChange Capital PartnersJoan Trant, TriLinc GlobalKathleen Utecht, Core Innovation | Anna-Marie Wascher, Flat World Partners | Amy Wildstein, Springboard Growth Capital | Nate Yohannes, U.S. Small Business Administration | Pat Zollar, Neuberger Berman

2016 Sponsor List in Formation:

Calvert InvestmentsThe John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationOrrick Herrington SutcliffeCrop OrganicBank of the WestBlackRockKohlberg Kravis RobertsMicroVestNia Global SolutionsTreehouse InvestmentsTriLinc Global Impact FundWetherby Asset ManagementBrown AdvisoryEtho CapitalFidelity CharitableGratitude RailroadImpax Asset ManagementMariner Investment Groupoekom research AGWalden Asset Management

Alston & Bird | Columbia Threadneedle | Cornerstone Capital Group | EMMNY | Farmland LP | Foundation Source | Golden Seeds | Neuberger Berman | Trillium Asset Management

2016 Network Partners:

Confluence Partners37 AngelsBig Path CapitalGovernance and Accountability InstituteFalk Marques GroupInspiring CapitalNew York Hedge Fund RoundtableTiger 21

Arabella | Aspen Institute | Bioneers | Calvert Foundation | Catalyst Catalytic Women | Philanthropy | Connecticut Council for Philanthropy | Connext Consulting | Convening the Conveners | Council on Foundations | Global Insight International | | Inspiring Capital | Invest with Values | Maximpact | Microfinance Club of New York | National Center for Family Philanthropy | Quartz | Rachel's Network | Real Leaders | SIFMA | Slow Money | Sponsors for Educational Opportunity | Triangle MFG | WISE | Women's Advancement Compact | World Post

  2016 Investing for Impact Symposium

High Water Women's 2015 Investing for Impact Symposium

    Thanks to Our 2015 Sponsors
  • MARKET MAKERS: Calvert Investments  |  Crop Harvest Earth Organic  |  Nuveen Investments  |  John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • GAME CHANGERS: Ardsley Partners  |  Goldman Sachs Asset Management | KKR  |  Mariner Investment Group  |  MicroVest Capital Management  |  Omidyar Network  |  TriLinc Global  |  U.S. Trust
  • STEWARDS OF CHANGE: Alston & Bird  |  Columbia Threadneedle Investments  |  Gratitude Railroad  |  Impax Asset Management  |  Rockefeller & Co.  |  RPCK  |  Skopos Impact Fund
  • CHANGING HEARTS & MINDS: Bank of the West BNP Paribas  |  Chilton Capital Management  |  DivestInvest  |  EMMNY  |  Foundation Source  |  Green Century Capital  |  Laura Kind McKenna |  Perrett Laver

Thanks to Our Network Partners

Abernathy MacGregor  |  Caldy Group  |  Governance & Accountability Institute  |  Tiger 21  |  |  Bioneers  |  Connext Consulting  |  Global Insight International  |  Invest with Values  |  Maximpact  |  New York Hedge Fund Roundtable  |  Rachel’s Network  |  SIFMA  |  Wealthrive

2015 Advisory Board

Saundra Gibson, Credit Suisse  |  Lisa Kleissner, Felicitas Foundation  |  Brace Young, Mariner investment Group  |  Adam Wolfensohn, Wolfensohn Fund Management

2015 Symposium Steering Committee

Drianne Benner, Appomattox Advisory  |  Ariane de Vienne, Cornerstone Capital  |  Diane Keating, High Water Women  |  Amy Patel, Imprint Capital  |  Alexandra Poe, Reed Smith  |  Imogen Rose-Smith, Institutional investor  |  Anna Snider, Merrill Lynch  |  Kate Starr, Starria

Investing for Impact Symposium Panel

High Water Women's 2014 Investing for Impact Symposium

    2014 Symposium Press Coverage
  • Wall Street Journal Video InterviewThe Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher interviewed Clara Miller, President of the FB Heron Foundation, Laurie Spengler, President Enclude Holdings and Candace Smith, COO Microvest – all speakers at HWW's 2014 Investing for Impact Symposium.

2014 Symposium Sponsors

Omidyar Network  |  Anonymous  |  Barclays  |  MicroVest  |  Reed Smith  |  Alberleen Group  |  Blackrock  |  Ecotrust Forest Management  |  Withers Worldwide  |  Calvert Investments  |  Ellevate  |  Trillium Asset Management

2014 SymposiumLab

An innovative feature of this year's event was our SymposiumLab. The SymposiumLab demonstrated technology resources available to the conference participants including platforms for investing, trading, educational and networking groups, impact measurement solutions and other technology solutions. The SymposiumLab demonstrated the increasingly important role that technology plays in encouraging investments in this sector via educating the investor, analyzing and gaining insights into problems, expanding market coverage and industry networks around the globe, more effective measurement of financial and impact performance and creating new standard for fund transparency and financial reporting.

2014 SymposiumLab Exhibitors

Boundless Impact  |  HealRWorld  |  InvestOrbit  |  Plum Alley  |  PROSEEDER

2014 Media and Network Partners

Abernathy MacGregor  |  Foundation & Endowment Intelligence  |  Institutional Investor Forums  |  Wealthrive  |  |  Bioneers  |  Capital Good Fund  |  Catalyst  |  Connext Consulting  |  Governance & Accountability Institute  |  Maximpact  |  New York Hedge Fund Roundtable  |  eal Leaders  |  Sponsors for Education Opportunity  |  Wealth & Giving Forum  |  Women's Advancement Compact

High Water Women's 2013 Investing for Impact Symposium

2013 Symposium Highlights

2013 Symposium Program Agenda and Speaker List