Patricia Foley Hinnen

Patricia Foley Hinnen

Capital Sisters International

Patricia founded Capital Sisters International, a nonprofit investment fund, to finance $100 loans for women in developing countries and to promote gender-lens investing. She created the first woman’s bond in the world, enabling the general public to invest in micro loans. Each $1,000 bond finances ten businesses. She launched the fund after decades working for the microfinance industry, Congress, and State Department. She has raised loan capital from donations and bonds to finance 100,000 women’s businesses in 25 countries. Acknowledgements include:

  • “Ideas Remaking the World” award – International Women’s Forum
  • “Global Purpose Prize for Financial Inclusion” – AARP/Encore/MetLife Foundation
  • “One of 15 Inspiring Female CEOs that Impacted the World” – Cause Artists
  • Chair of the first “Gender-Lens Investing Symposium” with Beyond Our Borders
  • “Pathfinder Award, Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur” – World Denver
  • Inaugural List “Who’s Who in Impact Investing” – Denver Business Journal
  • Delegate, UN Conference on the Status of Women

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