News / Women Crush Wed
/ 09.15.21 /
Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson
Our #WCW this week is VC Include‘s Founder & CEO, Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson. Robinson’s expertise in leading technology, investment and social impact initiatives culminated in creating VC Include (VCI) in 2018. VCI was created to accelerate investment into diverse emerging managers—women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous and LGBTQ—to drive economic growth and opportunity in the market.
Robinson was driven to establish the organization because she didn’t see any platforms specifically cultivating this type of undervalued, outperforming product led by diverse managers that would drive growth and innovation in Private Equity and Alternative Investments over the next 30 years. Today, VCI is making strides against the historic underrepresentation of women and minorities in the investment industry and helping to build the infrastructure for an inclusive economy.
Aside from creating VCI, Robinson is also a Bloomberg News New Voices Fellow and has served as Co-chair of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). We are honored this week to feature her as our #WCW, and look forward to seeing the continued impact she and VCI make!