Helping Move the Needle for Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

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Alicia Robb (pictured), senior fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, attended her first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in South America.  Startup Weekend is a program of Up Global that starts on a Friday night with roughly 100 people in a room, about half of whom pitch a business idea over the course of a 54-hour weekend event in cities all over the world.  What the experience taught Alicia is that gender-specific entrepreneurship support is a global need.  (Note:  That’s what WEGG is about.)

When the program began, the first pitch was made by a man. By pitch three, Alicia was squirming in her seat, and after pitch five, well, you better read the article to find out what went on.

Women Founders:  Step Up, Speak Out, Lean In

Screenshot courtesy:  Kauffman Foundation

One more thing, to gain insight into the role that unconscious bias plays in early-stage entrepreneurship, read:  Why Are There So Few Women Entrepreneurs?

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