Helping Move the Needle for Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide
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?