Tanya on female fund managers facing 200-year wait to catch up to men
"Women are 51% of the world's population. They open almost 40% of all businesses and receive less than 3% of all venture capital funding. This sentence never ceases to stop me in my tracks whenever I write it, and then continue with the sad follow-up statement that the 3% did not improve for seven years."
Tanya on female founders' access to financial investment
“Women seem to be the focus of lots of additional mentoring, which only suggests that there is something lacking in women. What women founders need is simple, and it is equal access to financial investment.”
"Because women investors are twice as likely to invest in women founders, this growing pool of capital at the hands of women like those we list below means a huge potential increase in funding to women-led startups."
"Gail describes herself as someone who is terrible with small talk which is absolutely perfect for our podcast because it allows us and allowed us to go deep into her thinking around diversity and inclusion, depression, purpose and humanity."
"Frustrated by the lack of inaction by many traditional VCs, some investors are trying to change the system and close the funding gap. Check out these 50 investors who are mobilizing and deploying capital, building economic power beyond the 1%."
"With Ladies Investment Club (LIC), Gail Wong joined forces with other badass, self-funded female investors on a mission to find, support, and nurture female founders on their journey to business ownership."