Building disruptive, innovative companies requires a lot of funding, but the numbers are stacked against women entrepreneurs. For example, only a tiny fraction of venture capital dollars go toward companies led by women founders. Why does this happen, and what can you—a woman entrepreneur, investor, or champion of female entrepreneurs—do about it? Senior Associate Director at Chicago Booth Starr Marcello, AM ’04, MBA ’17, will talk about the numbers; give the story behind the numbers; and share what women, and men, can do to start leveling the playing field.
Presenter: Starr Marcello, AM ’04, MBA ’17, Deputy Head, Executive Director, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Polsky Center at Chicago Booth
This session is co-sponsored by Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.