Session Description

The gender gap in tech and business is a major issue that affects the success of female entrepreneurs. Studies conducted by organizations such as Crunchbase, All Raise, and the National Women's Business Council show that only 2.2% of venture capital is directed towards female-led startups, despite evidence indicating that companies with a higher proportion of women in leadership positions tend to perform better financially.

During this conference session, we will have an in-depth conversation with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO of Women's World Banking, as we delve into the important topic of funding for female-led businesses. Despite recent advancements in promoting gender diversity in the business world, female entrepreneurs still face numerous challenges in securing funding for their ventures. Mary Ellen will share her expert insights and knowledge on the matter and discuss her organization's efforts to promote economic empowerment for women through its venture funding initiatives.