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Women entrepreneurs start companies at twice the rate of men yet those with women CEOs receive only 2% of VC funding. Join us for a preview of CFE’s 7/23/20 Summer Dinner regarding existing and emerging financing resources for women entrepreneurs. This Zoom Event will feature women and men at the forefront of supporting and sponsoring women entrepreneurs, covering their funding needs and available resources.
Moderator: Marie Winters, CFE President.
Panelists & Key Questions to be Addressed:
James H. Lowry, Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Hall of Fame inductee who has dedicated his career to advancing women and MBE entrepreneurs.
· What should women business owners do now for financing? What about MBE financing?
Jennifer Brandel, Co-founder, Zebras Unite; CEO of Chicago-based Hearken; Founder, NPR’s (WBEZ-Chicago) Curious City. Zebras Unite is a movement supporting ‘Zebra companies,’ women owned firms that prioritize mutualism, shared prosperity, and social good over a “winner take all” mentality.
· Unveiling, for the first time, what are the key results of a global survey on the capital structures and funding needs of ‘Zebra companies?’ As a result of this survey, what is Zebras Unite launching to meet women-owned businesses’ financing needs?
Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds, one of the most active early-stage investment firms in the U.S., focused solely on equity investing in women-led businesses.
· What should new/existing women business owners do now—and what are the questions they should be asking themselves first—to gain equity investing financing?