Leadership in Invest for Better means standing up for what you believe in and helping bring other women along. It could mean learning alongside friends, family, and co-workers, or it could mean learning with a group of women who you don’t know, but who are eager to learn.
ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2023 COHORT IS CLOSED.
Our next Cohort will be Spring 2024.
Women are inspired to lead for many reasons. They want to begin or deepen their own investing knowledge and put their money to work for a better world. They want to build a community of supportive peers or even a network to source and share investment ideas. They want to strengthen their leadership skills. And they share a passion for advancing women’s financial literacy and growing the values-aligned investing ecosystem in their community!
If any or all of these reasons resonate, becoming an IFB Circle leader might be right for you.
In this short video, former Leaders describe their experience being part of Invest for Better.
The Leadership Role
You do not need to have investing expertise to lead a Circle, although it is helpful to understand financial and investment basics. You do need to be committed to serve as a convener and to reach out to women in your life who you think would like to become members. The most important quality for the Leader is your commitment to launch the Circle and follow through.
Leaders perform three important functions:
Some Circles are launched by a single leader while many have co-leaders because it eases the time commitment, provides a thought-partner, and tends to make the experience more fun. Some of our most successful Circles were co-led by a more experienced investor, who facilitated the meetings, and a less experienced woman, who managed the logistics.
The time investment for Leaders ranges from 4-8 hours/month, and eases over time. IFB will partner with you all along the way.
Benefits of Leadership
If you want to participate, but are not quite ready to lead, join as a member. That way you can experience a Circle and decide later if you are called to Lead. Many of our Leaders joined this way.