Advocate for inclusion of entrepreneurs & investment
'Women entrepreneurs are invested in with 2% of global investment dollars'
I was so stunned by how low the figure was, I started Googling the topic. I found myself reading every article, listening to every podcast, reading 28 page research reports, for fun ... I wanted to do something about it.
First I needed to understand what was happening, how it happens, and what we can do about it. I spent 6 months, full time, (unpaid), researching and building this resource.
It happens unintentionally
By understanding this is a product of historical culture, we can move forward, without blame.
People have a natural need to do the right thing
Denial, not wanting to stand out, peer or hierarchical pressure, not knowing where to start, are all factors that hold people back.
Why someone who's not an investor?
'What do you know about investing?'
- an understandable question.
The answer? Diverse perspectives. Overcome group think.
First and foremost I'm a commercial finance director, I speak your language.
And I'm mad enough to read 28 page reports.