EconographicsApr 28, 2022
Stocks on Mars and savings accounts on Venus? Accelerating female economic empowerment by narrowing the wealth gap between men and women
By Alexis Crow
Temporary and structural policies now aim to boost women's economic prospects that have been diminished by the pandemic. But the question begs to be asked: what is the next “big thing” in female economic empowerment, and accordingly, in ESG policy and investment?
Dr. Alexis Crow leads the Geopolitical Investing practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a practice she helped to establish in 2015 that focuses on advising companies and investors on macroeconomic dynamics, geopolitical risks, and opportunities across global markets. She is also a senior fellow at the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University.
Previously, she served as principal at Groppe Interests, providing geopolitical risk expertise for a family office exclusively invested in international oil and gas. Before that she was Managing Director at New York-based G2 Investment Group, where she was responsible for developing investment strategies for the firm, and for providing counsel on geopolitical issues across asset classes.
Prior to joining G2, Dr. Crow was an expert at the London, U.K.-based think-tank Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), where she led a project on managing risk across cultural boundaries, and which facilitated dialogue between governments, business executives and thought leaders in key global hotspots.
Previously, Dr. Crow was a Teaching Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also worked as an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, and managed the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, St. Andrews, Scotland.
Dr. Crow holds a First Class MA in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a Masters and PhD from the London School of Economics. She is fluent in French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese, Italian, and beginners Hindi. Dr. Crow has contributed frequently to international print, radio, and television media, including The Financial Times, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Bloomberg, BBC, BBC Arabic, France 24, Al-Jazeera, Xinhua, CNN, and The Huffington Post. Crow is a regular speaker on economics, finance, and geopolitics in conferences and thought leadership forums in Europe, Asia, the US, and the Middle East. She is a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School, and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).