Hi [[ session.user.profile.firstName ]]

Women in Venture Capital: Challenges and Opportunities

The VC world has always been a tough one, but whether you're a venture capitalist yourself or are looking for funding, the space poses even more challenges if you happen to be female.

Whilst there has been a lot of coverage on the obstacles that women face in the VC world, we'd like to not only tackle these in an open conversation, but also focus on the many opportunities that abound, and empower more women to enter the industry.

Join this panel of VC's from Milan, London, LA and San Francisco, where they will discuss:
-How they got started in the industry
-The main challenges for women in the VC world and how they're working to overcome them
-Tips for start-up founders
-I want to be an investor -- where can I begin?

Moderator: Anne Ravanona, CEO & Founder (GlobalInvestHer)
Panelists:
Kiana Sharifi, Head of Talent at Balderton Capital
Diana Saraceni, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Panakes Partners SGR
Rachel Muzyczka, Associate at Talis Capital
Chang Xu, Investor at Upfront Ventures
Recorded Feb 13 2018 64 mins
Your place is confirmed,
we'll send you email reminders
Presented by
Anne Ravanona, Kiana Sharifi (Balderton), Diana Saraceni (Panakes), Rachel Muzyczka (Talis), Chang Xu (Upfront)
Presentation preview: Women in Venture Capital: Challenges and Opportunities

Network with like-minded attendees

  • [[ session.user.profile.displayName ]]
    Add a photo
    • [[ session.user.profile.displayName ]]
    • [[ session.user.profile.jobTitle ]]
    • [[ session.user.profile.companyName ]]
    • [[ userProfileTemplateHelper.getLocation(session.user.profile) ]]
  • [[ card.displayName ]]
    • [[ card.displayName ]]
    • [[ card.jobTitle ]]
    • [[ card.companyName ]]
    • [[ userProfileTemplateHelper.getLocation(card) ]]
  • Channel
  • Channel profile
  • The Art of Success – a guide for women embarking on careers in the City Jun 22 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    April French, PR Manager at Reed Smith and Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director at WeAreTheCity
    What does it take to survive and thrive as a female leader in the City of London? Reed Smith and WeAreTheCity launched an open call to senior women in the City to find the answers to those questions you might never normally ask: from considering which ‘persona’ to adopt in the workplace; to making decisions on working part-time or taking a career break and weighing up what impact it might have on your career progression; to looking ahead and wondering, what is life at the top actually like?

    The Art of Success is the result of that appeal. More than 100 women shared their experiences to help create a roadmap for those following in their footsteps. In this webinar we’ll take you through those findings and share some of the inspirational advice and words of wisdom.
  • Intro to Holacracy: Self-Management that Works Jun 20 2018 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Brian Robertson, Partner, HolacracyOne
    Holacracy® is a self-management system that empowers team members to make informed, effective and meaningful decisions about their work.

    The Holacracy practice includes a carefully-designed set of rules that ensure each decision is made in alignment with your company’s True North.

    This practical webinar offers an introduction to the Holacracy practice. It’s for anyone interested in conscious leadership, going Teal, the future of work, distributed authority, taking blockchain principles into the organization itself, or the principles of conscious capitalism.
  • Women On Top: How to navigate male dominated industries to empower your career Jun 14 2018 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Jillian Kowalchuk, Founder & CEO, Safe & The City
    In this webinar, you will learn how to navigate male dominated industries, some of the challenges women can face in the workplace and be empowered with the information, tools and strategies available to climb to the top.

    We will cover:

    Unconscious biases that may be impacting your career.

    How to identify sexual harassment and strategies to remain in control.

    Your rights in the workplace and what key resources are available.

    How you can take action to create a positive workplace culture for other women to climb to the top.
  • Breastfeeding and other Triumphs and Tribulations of the Working Mom May 30 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Jennifer Riggins
    Being a working mom is the new norm but that doesn’t make it any easier. This week’s cuppa talks to three working moms — in non-profit, healthcare, and entertainment — who have juggled contracted and self-employed roles, motherhood, and breastfeeding. We talk about the challenges and celebrations of the working mother, and share tips, stories and tricks that can help other working mothers and the folks that work with them!

    Our awesome guests this week will be actress and musician Noa Bodner, occupational therapist Melinda Cots, and nonprofit marketer director Kate McLoughlin Thornton.

    NOTE: This week is just as important for non-parents to join. We all work alongside working moms and they are essential to the future of every sector — including humanity! Join the live show to get the answers to all the questions you were afraid to ask or catch up by signing up now and getting the recording sent to you afterwards.
  • [Ep.3] Next Generation Leaders: Negotiating for yourself and your company May 22 2018 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Caritta Seppa (Tespack), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK)
    This is the third episode in the Next Generation Leaders series where our panel of young business people discuss challenges that they face in their careers and provide tips for how to solve them.

    Have you always wondered how to close that big sales deal or nail a job interview? Do you want to learn tried and tested techniques for getting a pay rise? Have trouble speaking up and asking for more in your job and in your personal life? Join this webinar where our panel will share their stories where they've had to negotiate for both themselves and on behalf of their organisation and will provide actionable tips for you to do the same.
  • 4 Pillars of Lead Generation using Social Selling in 2018 May 17 2018 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    John McGarry, CEO of profitperclick.biz
    Social Selling strategy that helps clients build online relationships with their ideal prospects and then take that relationship offline. The leads and new business comes from these new relationships. LinkedIn is at the center of the strategy but it also can be extended to include Facebook, Twitter and email.

    For this strategy to work for people, they need to be able to find their ideal prospects on LinkedIn, preferable 100's if not 1000's of them. Also people need to buy into the power of relationships to really embrace this strategy.

    This webinar breaks down into two sections: Section 1 answers the question "What is Social Selling?" and section 2 takes people through a Social Selling Playbook, webinar registrants will get to see how to run a full social selling campaign.
  • True Grit - Why resilience makes you faster, better, stronger and smarter May 9 2018 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Rebecca Morley, Coach, Consultant, and Mentor at Rebecca Morley coaching
    The road to a successful career or business can be incredibly tough. The rollercoaster of emotions, the constant need to push yourself out of your comfort zone and the inevitable challenges and disappointments can be difficult to cope with. To succeed, you're going to need to learn to bounce back quickly, deal with failure and handle the highs and lows.

    To do this you need to build resilience.Rebecca Morley, business coach, mentor, and mum, will be taking you through some of the best techniques she uses with her clients to help them build this essential skill.

    Rebecca knows how to create long term visions for growth and clear action plans to get there. As a supporter of small business, Rebecca is committed to supporting women in business and helping them to be the very best version of themselves to take on the challenges of growing a business.
  • 9 Measures of Diversity: Competitive strength or an organisational hurdle? May 3 2018 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Louise Beaumont (techUK & Publicis.Sapient), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Grace Kingsbury (Atos)
    We’re hearing a lot about gender right now – from HSBC’s reported 60% gender pay gap, to KPMG’s ‘creatively accounted for’ mere 23% pay gap.

    But there’s more to diversity. In fact there are nine measures of diversity, from age to education, from ethnicity to religion, gender and more.

    On this BrightTALK webinar, we’ll explore the diversity of diversity, and we’ll talk to those companies which see their diversity as a competitive strength, and those who believe that homogeneity works.
  • Personal Branding in Business May 3 2018 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Charly Lester, Co-Founder, A League of Her Own
    In this webinar you will learn the important role of personal branding and brand stories in 2018, and explore the various ways you can easily improve your own personal branding, for the good of your own business.

    Together with co-founder Caroline Brealey, Charly launched ‘A League of Her Own‘ – an online community and learning space for female entrepreneurs.

    Every month the pair create training modules on key areas of business – covering everything from registering your company, to getting investment and doing your own PR. The League is a members club, where women can access interviews with top experts, training videos, FAQ sheets, live Q&As and business templates.
  • How To Beat Any Challenge, And Come Back Even Bigger And Better In The Process May 2 2018 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ali Golds, Growth Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author
    Ali Golds is a survivor. Having experienced childhood abuse, an attempt on her life, a shocking marriage breakdown, and a spell in a women's refuge after escaping an abusive partner, Ali overcame it all to become a best-selling author, UK government adviser, charity founder, and was named as one of UK broadsheet The Independent's 20 Extraordinary Women of 2017.

    So how did she do it? And what are Ali's ten top tips for beating any challenge, and using it to make your life better than ever?

    Join Ali on May 2nd to hear her extraordinary story, and learn how she succeeded in achieving her dreams in spite of her challenges.
  • [Ep.2] Next Generation Leaders: Failure and Rejection: How to bounce back Recorded: Apr 26 2018 59 mins
    Caritta Seppa (Tespack), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Lauren Quigley (London & Partners), Yesika Aguilera (Tespack)
    The road to success is often a bumpy one, whether you're an entrepreneur launching your own business, or a young professional looking to make yourself known within an organisation.

    Join this second episode of our Next Generation Leaders series where panelists will share their stories of rejection and failure, reveal how they bounced back after bad situations, and will also provide tips that you can use if you find yourself in a similar situation.
  • Breaking Into FinTech 101 Recorded: Apr 19 2018 64 mins
    Sophie Winwood (Innovate Finance), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Valentina Kristensen (OakNorth), Kathryn Harris (LBG), Nina Mohanty
    FinTech is a hot and trendy industry with topics like blockchain, digital banking, and cryptocurrencies on just about everyone's lips. The peaked interest in the sector has even encouraged universities, such as Oxford, to create courses specifically for FinTech. Meet-up groups and accelerators are also constantly delivering workshops on the top skills needed to make candidates more attractive to hiring managers.

    Join this session to learn:
    Do you need a background in Financial Services or Tech?
    The key skills that all FinTech start-ups will be looking for
    The positives and negatives of working for a large institution
    The positives and negatives of working for a start-up
    CV hacks: some easy ways to make your CV more FinTech-friendly
    Top resources available for people who want to learn more
  • S2 06 - Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change Recorded: Apr 18 2018 35 mins
    Julia Streets
    Robert McKillop, Global Head of Product at Aberdeen Standard Investments, and Ruben Kostucki, COO at Makers Academy, join host Julia Streets to discuss the importance of nurturing and supporting middle management as they endeavour to embrace change, how to find and empower new tech talent from ages 16 to 60+ and why we need change more than ever before.
  • Leading Indicators: Transforming from a dance scholar to a research manager Recorded: Apr 11 2018 13 mins
    Dr Caitlin McDonald, Data, Research & Insights Manager at Tes Global
    Leadership is not about how many people report to us, but what kind of influence we have in the teams and communities we operate in.

    Join Caitlin for a few career stories illustrating how we can step into leadership with confidence and clarity in a constantly shifting career landscape.
  • [Ep.10] Founders Spotlight: Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Founder of Akoni Hub Recorded: Apr 10 2018 30 mins
    Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Founder of Akoni Hub
    This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Founders Spotlight series. For episode 10 of this series, Ina Yulo interviews Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Founder of Akoni Hub.

    Felicia will discuss some of the key challenges she faced as an entrepreneur such as recruitment and getting new staff up to speed, fundraising, working with banks, and staying agile.

    As a mother to a soon-to-be 5-year-old, Felicia will also talk about how she's managing childcare and work commitments and being a role model.
  • Start Ups - Diverse By Design Recorded: Apr 6 2018 28 mins
    Juliet Eccleston, Co-founder and CEO at AnyGood?
    When you’re developing and refining a proposition, it can be easy to focus simply on what most people need and and how you can provide it as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. The 80/20 rule right?

    Those involved in start ups are in the unique position of being able to re-write the rule book. They can be unconstrained within their design process by traditional corporate boundaries and move beyond something that works for most, to something that is both inclusive and extraordinary.

    In this live webinar, I’ll share some of the key techniques we used to develop AnyGood? as a proposition that was “Diverse By Design”. This not only resulted in us having a far more ethical proposition, but one that was more desirable too.

    If you’re in an early stage start up, or are in a larger organisation and have a proposition that’s being developed and refined, tune in and I’ll share my learnings.
  • Stepping Out of the Fintech Bubble Recorded: Apr 5 2018 24 mins
    Barb MacLean, Director, Client Experience Solutions Development, Banking & Omnichannel Solutions & Services at Celero
    Developing solutions for Canadian financial institutions and consumers means thinking about more than hockey and maple syrup. Barb MacLean will share stories and lessons learned working directly with credit union members to create fintech solutions.

    How does stepping out of the fintech bubble to walk a kilometre in a user’s shoes develop better digital banking tools that meet the unique needs of a diverse and spread out nation? And how those insights can help your teams identify their own strategies to put customers first.
  • S2 05 - Driving National, Regional and Local Change Recorded: Mar 28 2018 43 mins
    Julia Streets
    Jazz Bhogal is Deputy Director for Civil Service D&I, responsible for the delivery of the strategy to become the most diverse employer by 2020. Rosa Morgan-Baker is Head of Partnerships at The Brokerage, the social mobility charity helping financial and professional firms attract and support young talent. Together they explore tackling D&I on a national scale and at every level, the importance of corporate engagement, how best to reflect diversity in society, shaping and engaging future talent, benchmark setting ..... all to lead the way & drive progress.
  • You Should've Been a Doctor: How to turn your interests into a career Recorded: Mar 23 2018 44 mins
    Ina Yulo, Senior Content Strategy Manager, BrightTALK
    Ever since she was a kid, Ina Yulo's grandmother told her that she wasted the skills she had in math and science by going into the marketing and communication field. "You should've been a doctor," said her grandmother. To which she responded, "But I don't WANT to be one."

    Despite taking a while for her to really feel comfortable and proud about her chosen path, she now has a thriving career running content strategy and communities for the FinTech industry, where she has grown a community of over 300,000 global members.

    Join this session where you will learn:

    -How to intelligently turn your interests into an income-earning profession
    -The importance of putting time aside for learning
    -Finding your niche, your tribe, and yourself
    -The importance of speaking opportunities and throwing yourself out there
    -Branching out -- How not to be a one-trick pony
  • Your Leadership Revolution Recorded: Mar 15 2018 45 mins
    Samantha Woolven, Culture and Change Consultant at SW Consultants
    Transparency, trust, and two-way communication. We are no longer in the age of top-down management and we would rather pull than push. The world of work is changing all around us, how can we keep up?

    Authenticity and core purpose are the cornerstones of customer and employee engagement. How close are you and your leadership team to your frontline employees and the customers you are all here to serve?

    You too can you kickstart a leadership revolution - empowering your people to be more open, helping everyone to take on more responsibility, and working together to make your company grow.

    Sharing stories of success and practical tips to overcome internal challenge, Samantha will lead you through why, how, and the enormous potential of getting everyone to lead your business better.
Highlighting women in the workforce, business leaders & entrepreneurs
The state of women in the workplace is constantly evolving. Each year we make new strides to be more inclusive, close the gender pay gap across industries, and promote and support more women in business. This series will outline the current state of the industry, the challenges women are facing in their careers, as well as opportunities and solutions for women climbing the corporate ladder.

Embed in website or blog

Successfully added emails: 0
Remove all
  • Title: Women in Venture Capital: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Live at: Feb 13 2018 3:00 pm
  • Presented by: Anne Ravanona, Kiana Sharifi (Balderton), Diana Saraceni (Panakes), Rachel Muzyczka (Talis), Chang Xu (Upfront)
  • From:
Your email has been sent.
or close