With Melinda Gates making headlines for the world’s largest private foundation supporting women in technology, it’s a topic whose time has arrived.
Women are launching new businesses at unprecedented rates, and control over half of our country’s personal wealth. In the Mad Men era, MIT’s own Margaret Hamilton helped NASA put a man on the moon. A generation ago, Mary Meeker, now a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist, was anointed “Queen of the ‘Net” by Barron’s. And technology behemoth IBM, once indelibly associated with “the grey flannel suit”, is today led by Ginni Rometty.
- What opportunities and challenges does the future hold for women in technology, a sector that impacts every single vertical?
- How can we empower and inspire the next generation of women leaders in the industry?
Well, for starters, we will look at how women VCs are funding women entrepreneurs and how this will accelerate the number and trajectory of female founders and executives.
Expert speakers include both pioneering women entrepreneurs and heads of women-run VC firms that successfully invest in female-founded companies. The evolving VC landscape, private equity, unicorn funding, angel investors – our moderated discussion will analyze all this and much more. These fearless founders are testament to how we all benefit from gender parity. Women bring a unique set of strengths, attributes, and perspectives to the tech table. By fostering a collaborative spirit and joining forces on a common goal – learning to not merely ‘lean in’ but also lean on, support, and mentor each other – everyone gains.