Social Impact Investing

Join us for an in-person panel to explore social impact investing, and the many available opportunities for investors seeking to generate financial returns while creating a positive social or environmental impact.

Panelists Maria Maso (Business Angel Minority Association) and Diana Murakhovskaya (The Artemis Fund) will discuss their work and how they are expanding access and expertise to female- and minority-led startups. Joining them on the panel will be Abbey Donnell (Work & Mother) and Sylvia Kampshoff (Kanthaka), with Impact100 Houston President and Co-Founder Jessica Graham moderating.

Members and guests are invited to attend. Advance registration requested. Please register at this link or by clicking Register Now below.

About our panelists:

Maria Maso is CEO of the Business Angel Minority Association (baMa), bridging the investment gap in minority-led start-ups or start-ups targeting minority-driven markets and building a growing business angel network and community. As CEO at Building Bridges, she supports immigrant entrepreneurs to access the USA.  

A Business Advisor at HCC and associate professor at Aula Magna (Ethics and Sustainability), Maria helps entrepreneurs scale up their companies. Through her work with Diversity Investor Academy, she aims to educate and activate new Business Angels in the USA and Europe. Her objective is to support the development of the European and American innovation ecosystems with her extensive international background, professional experience, and global network.

Diana Murakhovskaya is the Co-Founder and General Partner of The Artemis Fund, a venture fund that seeds bold female tech innovators modernizing wealth through fintech, e-commerce, and care-tech. She spent over a decade in tech investment banking M&A and commodities sales and trading on Wall Street. After building and launching the first women-only iPhone app for new friends and networking she became compelled to solve the difficulties women founders faced in fundraising. She is an active angel investor and member of the Houston entrepreneurial community with deep roots in her home town of NYC. She holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from The Cooper Union and is originally from Ukraine.

Abbey Donnell is the Founder and CEO of Work And Mother Services, Inc. Before devoting her work full time to Work & Mother, Abbey spent ten years in marketing and brand strategy, and served as Creative Director for a boutique marketing firm. During her time there, she worked closely with her clients’ C-Suite members in order to fully understand their business plans and develop marketing strategies that furthered their business goals. Abbey has a BS and BA in Advertising and Spanish Language from the University of Colorado at Boulder, has an MBA from Rice University, and is a Certified Lactation Counselor.

Dr. Sylvia Kampshoff worked for + 6 years as an M&A and debt finance attorney at Kirkland & Ellis in Munich, London and the US. Sylvia than followed her passion to start Kanthaka Trainers on Demand, a fitness tech company revolutionizing the fitness space. Sylvia is also the founder of Pata Lifestyle, supporting women in need in Argentina providing mammograms, one bag at a time.

This event is generously sponsored by The Artemis Fund, Christine Laborde – Compass Real Estate, SheSpace, Work & Mother, NFM Lending, and baMa.

2799 Katy Freeway, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77007

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