This is the third of three installments featuring the insights of a panel of speakers present at the New Hampshire High Tech Council (NHHTC) TechWomen Power Breakfast called, “Wanted: Women Angels.” The panel discussed women’s involvement in angel investing. Read the first installment of the blog here that was covered by the website Stay Work Play.
It is powerful enough to repeat here that according to the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research, in 2015 in the United States, only about 25% of angel investors were women. Further, women-owned ventures accounted for only about 29% of the entrepreneurs who were seeking angel capital, and only about 14% of these women received an angel investment in 2015, representing, in effect, less economic opportunity for women. A similar scenario exists for racial minorities.
It was fascinating to discuss the impact those statistics have had on our economy, particularly for the women in the audience involved in funding for start-ups. Here is the last of three parts about the panel’s insights on the website Stay Work Play, check it out here.
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Candice Benson, PMP®, is an internationally recognized management consultant and CEO of Benson Consulting Inc. She specializes in change management, process improvement, and project management, and has recently completed Change Intelligence (CQ®) certification. Connect with her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candicecbenson
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