Entries by Invest for Better

Pathfinder: Anna Smukowski

Anna is passionate about values-aligned investing, with a specific focus on community development and conservation. Professionally, she serves as LISC’s senior director of Investor Relations & Capital Strategies, working to introduce, position and market LISC’s work to nontraditional investors through LISC’s retail Impact Note program. She supports strategies aimed at growing LISC’s loan capital, including modeling financial and social returns of LISC’s products. Prior to LISC she was a strategy and operations consultant at Deloitte. Anna holds a B.S. from NYU Stern and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Pathfinder: Justina Lai

Justina joined Wetherby in 2015. In her role, she leads the firm’s impact investing strategy, stakeholder value creation, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. Justina has over a dozen years of experience in the impact investing industry at organizations such as Sonen Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation and Rwanda Ventures. Prior to her career in impact investing, she worked across the US and Europe in investment banking and private equity.

Pathfinder: Alison Pyott, CFP® CPWA®

Alison is the Chief Client Service Officer, Partner and Senior Wealth Manager at Veris Wealth Partners. She leads the NH office and firm level client service initiatives. She has co-authored several papers including Gender Lens Investing: Bending the Arc of Finance for Women & Girls. Alison currently serves as an advisor to the Northern New England Women’s Investor Network (NNEWIN) and was formerly a Steering Committee member for Invest for Better | Women Lead the Way, Treasurer for the NH Women’s Foundation and Chair of the NH Charitable Foundation Piscataqua Region Advisory Board. She is a member of the Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle, New England International Donors (NEID), and the Financial Planning Association of New England. Alison considers Portsmouth, NH her home and enjoys adventure and travel.

Veris Wealth Partners: Women, Wealth & Impact

Growing the number of impact investors working to address the world’s most pressing problems has long been part of Veris Wealth Partners’ vision and mission. Co-Founders Janine Firpo and Ellen Remmer were asked questions about Invest for Better and their approach to growing an impact movement focused on empowering women investors.

Marketing/Social Media Intern Position Description

Invest for Better (IFB) is looking for a creative, upbeat and tenacious intern to take its social media and marketing strategy to the next level. IFB is a nonprofit membership organization seeking to empower all women to understand the power of their investment assets, learn how to align their investments with their values and activate those resources to make a more just and sustainable world for all.  We help courageous women start Invest for Better Circles – intimate, peer-to-peer groups of women who help each other activate their investment resources for good – and raise awareness about resources and opportunities for women to invest purposefully. During the first half of 2022, IFB will be testing its new curriculum, launching a speaker’s series, and building a membership community.  We are looking for an intern to help drive engagement through our social media and marketing efforts.