As thought leaders and internationally renown field builders, Criterion’s work has been featured in a variety of media outlets. Below are a few mentions of our work.

Articles highlighting our work:

New Paradigm: Shifting Power as We Rebuild America with a Gender Lens (Philanthropy Women; June 2021)
Impact Investors Need to Share Power, Not Just Capital (Stanford Social Innovation Review; April 2021)
Best Practices: The Power Dynamic (Invest for Good; August 2020)
Flattening the curve: Finance and the pandemic of gender-based violence (UNICEF Connect; April 2020)
To Combat Sexual Assault, Women Are Resorting to Electric Shock Underwear (Wired; March 2020)
The women battling coronavirus at the White House (Women Rule Newsletter (Politico); March 2020)
Protecting Women Will Make You Money (Foreign Policy; Sept 2019)
SEAF Launches Gender Equality Scorecard© (Markets Insider; Aug 2018)
Turning Intentions into Action: How to Boldly Implement Gender Lens Investing (Next Billion (blog); July 2018)
Using Data to Link the Status of Women to Peace and Security (News Deeply; July 2018)
Capturing the alpha in gender inclusion (Impact Alpha; April 2018)
How to Put Your Money Where Your Feminism is (Forbes; December 2017 )
Using tools of finance to address domestic violence against women in the Pacific (Impact Alpha; September 2017)
Gender Lens Investing Gains Ground — But Can It Conquer Wall Street? (Wharton University of Pennsylvania; July 2017)
The Double Payoff of Gender Lens Investing (Forbes; October 2016)
9 Gender Lens Investors to Know About (Inside Philanthropy; June 2016)
Trailblazing Women: Suzanne Biegel, Founder of Women Effect (Huffington Post; February 2016)
Why the world must invest in women now (Financial Times; December 2015)
Why India needs more women entrepreneurs (Forbes India; August 2015)
The Power of the Purse: The Five P’s for Shifting Finance to Help Women and Girls (Huffington Post; November 2015)
Sustainability and Systems  Change via a Sanitary Pad (The Globe and Mail; June 2015)
VIDEO: Looking at Gender Makes You a Smarter Investor: Anderson (Bloomberg TV; April 2015)
Joy Anderson ’89 Discusses Criterion Structure Lab (The Wesleyan Argus; March 2015)
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to the World’s Failing Systems  (Harvard Business Review (blog); February 2015)
Investment Key To Climate Change Solution (Forbes; August 2014)
4 Reasons Women Entrepreneurs are More Responsible Than Men (Forbes; December 2013)
Gender Lens Investing: From Margins to Mainstream (Forbes; June 2013)
Nuns on Tractors Can Bring a More Sustainable World (Huffington Post; May 2013)
100 Most Creative People in Business (Fast Company; May 2011)
Women Investing in Women and Girls

At SOCAP 2017 Joy was interviewed along with other women at the forefront of gender lens investing.

Using Finance as a Tool for Social Change

Pacific RISE partnered with femLINK to produce this video capturing the Criterion Institute TOOLKIT and the experience of the participants.

Joy Anderson: Social Innovation Rockstar

In 2012, Joy was featured by Yoxi, a media platform to discover and develop Social Innovation Rockstars (SIR)’s.

FemTALK89FM – Sian Rolls and Hannah Hicks speak to Joy Anderson, President of the Criterion Institute, and Kate Nethercott Wilson, gender specialist with Pacific Readiness for Investment in Social Enterprise (Pacific RISE), about a gender lens investment training we ran in Suva. Participants to the event are gender specialists from Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu working in civil society, regional organisations and national governments. (June 2017)

Bloomberg TV- Criterion Institute President and founder Joy Anderson discusses gender lens investing, how it works and why it’s good business for companies. She speaks to Bloomberg’s Angie Lau on “First Up.” Criterion was also featured in the article “A Billion Women Are About to Transform the Global Economy,”which appeared on

Clinton Global Initiatives – At the 2012 CGI America Meeting, Joy Anderson announces a new CGI America Commitment to Action by Criterion Ventures.

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