Jessica Espinoza

Chief Executive Officer, 2X Global


The way we allocate capital shapes the world we live in. I am a champion for Sweef Capital’s investment and women’s economic empowerment programs at the forefront in demonstrating the transformative potential of gender lens investing. Sweef Capital is also advancing the gender lens investing (GLI) ecosystem by leading the development of impact measurement tools and benchmarking systems.

I am the CEO of 2X Global, a global industry body for GLI that convenes the entire spectrum of capital providers. I also chair the 2X Challenge, which has raised more than US$11 billion of gender lens investments since its launch in 2018. Before joining 2X, I was deeply involved in originating, structuring and executing debt, and mezzanine and equity deals in emerging and frontier markets with a strong focus on inclusive innovation. One of the initiatives that excites me the most is 2X Ignite, a bold market-building solution that we co-created with diverse players across the global ecosystem to unlock capital for gender-smart business at scale by backing the next generation of female fund managers.

Other members of the Gender ROI™ Steering Committee