The Ongoing Issue of Funding Women Entrepreneurs
There have been persistent discussions in the entrepreneurship and technology spaces in the past several years about the need to increase funding for women-led startups.
However, an increase in the actual numbers and dollars isn't exactly being realized outside of a handful of high-profile cases.
With that in mind, most of us can agree that funding more women entrepreneurs is important and seems to be supported philosophically, but there are clear hurdles that are keeping it from being realized and actualized.
This panel will discuss the current state of investing in women-led startups and why it's important to do so, and point to some of the existing problems and solutions.
We feel it's important for everyone - male or female - to join in this conversation.
Additional Supporting Materials
- Who's currently funding women entrepreneurs? Why is funding women startups important?
- Why is it so hard for women entrepreneurs to get funded? Despite ongoing conversations on this topic, why does low funding for women startups continue to be a problem?
- What are examples of successfully funding women that we can point to? Are there examples where a women entrepreneur hasn't received funding that we can learn from?
- Is it bad to be the VC who funds only women-run companies? Why?
- How can we improve this situation moving forward from both sides of the table? Where have we seen recent improvements, and how can we maximize them moving forward?
- Kate Brodock Girls in Tech
- Christine Osekoski Fast Company
- Jesse Draper Valley Girl Show
- Megan Quinn Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
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