Joy Anderson

About Joy Anderson
  • President and Co-Founder, Criterion Institute

Joy is an internationally-known leader in the field of gender lens investing and sits at the forefront of the intersection between business and social change.

In 2002, she founded Criterion Institute, the leading think tank focusing on using finance as a tool for social change. In 2011 she was named one of the 100 most creative leaders in business by Fast Company. Joy has served in multiple leadership roles shaping the development of impact investing, including co-founding Good Capital in 2008 and serving as founding board chair of Village Capital. In 2015 she wrote both USAID’s “Gender Lens Investing in Asia” report and published, “The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing.” She holds a Ph. D in American History from New York University.

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