When it comes to gender equality, transformation can seem a pipe dream, with the World Economic Forum warning the overall gender gap will take 131 years to close at the current rate of progress.

Gendered social norms are still deeply ingrained and perpetuate harmful behaviours and barriers to women and girls realising their full potential, says Brianna Losoya-Evora, Head of Impact Measurement and Management at Sweef Capital. On the ground the picture is more nuanced, with pioneering firms like Amplifica Capital identifying new investment opportunities in technology-based companies across Spanish-speaking Latin America that are founded by women or offer goods or services that improve women’s lives. Founder Anna Raptis says Amplifica’s mission is show women as creators of value, of wealth, rather than as beneficiaries.

Read more in this article about how to achieve gender equality beyond the workplace, part of the Sweef Capital Gender ROITM Insight Series.