Patience Marime-Ball

Patience Marime-Ball

Founder and CEO
Women of the World Endowment

About this Speaker

Patience Marime-Ball has dedicated her career to finding ways to use the levers of finance to create a more equal world. A seasoned investor, she has worked alongside investment leaders across the globe to catalyze investment in undercapitalized communities in ways that recognize all people as essential drivers of our global economy.

Patience has more than two decades of investment experience across capital markets – including debt and equity financing, large scale infrastructure, distressed assets, as well as venture stage opportunities. Previously, Patience was Principal Investment Officer and Global Head of Banking on Women at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she developed the Banking on Women platform. She was also responsible for the design of IFC’s Global Trade Liquidity Program and co-developed the first-ever gender bond issued on the Uridashi market.

In 2018, she founded Women of the World Endowment (WoWE), a global endowment focused on gender intersectional investing. Patience has made strategic large-scale contributions to the growth of the gender-focused investing market and is widely recognized for driving innovation and building sustainable global investment programs. Through leadership of WoWE, board memberships and advisory roles, she actively drives forward a capital system more inclusive of women and girls, and one that is racially diverse.

Patience serves on the Boards of MIO Partners, Intelligent Medicine Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: IQMDU), and is Vice Chair of the Board of the International Center for Research on Women. She is a member of Apollo Global Management, Inc.’s Impact Advisory Committee; serves on the Investment Committee of Align Impact; is an investor in Purple Arch Ventures; and an early-stage investor with Golden Seeds LLC. She serves on several advisory committees including, As You Sow’s Prison Free Funds and Racial Justice Initiative as well as Emerging Sun LLC, a company she co-founded in 2005.