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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

September 27th 2017:Don't Start with Me: Funding Female-Founded Startups - Part 2

The buzz: “Male VCs—obviously most are—are very comfortable now giving female entrepreneurs capital for ‘girl stuff’” (Vivoom). Don’t be fooled. Sexual harassment and discriminatory treatment toward women are not a Silicon Valley-only problem, nor can they be undone by men’s “nice” blogs. Female-founded businesses are out-performing male-started businesses 5 to 1, boosting the US economy by $1.6T. Yet only 2% of funding has gone to women startup founders. What will it take to lift these gender barriers? The experts speak. Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures: “Power’s not given to you. You have

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Adam Quinton

As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures, Adam Quinton invests in and advises early stage companies. In 2015 he was featured in Tech.co as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 great people spearheading change in tech investment" by Silicon Republic. In the not for profit space, Adam sits on the Boards of the Center for Talent Innovation and International House, New York. At Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, he is an Adjunct Professor and member of the Management and Gender & Public Policy Faculties. Previously Adam was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and head of Global Macro Research leading a team of 175 prof
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Victoria Pettibone

Victoria Pettibone is Managing Director of Astia. She is an active investor in the innovation economy with a personal investment portfolio of 13 women-led companies. She manages the global Astia Angels investor network, curates deal flow, executes investments and manages the portfolio. Victoria also orchestrates Astia’s screening process to ensure continuous best-in-class deal flow and advises entrepreneurs. Victoria brings an entrepreneurial background to her work, as the former founder of a social enterprise in the media space. For her work focused on empowering women and girls, Victoria was recognized as an “Action Figure” in Women’s Health Magazine (2007), received The Avon Hello Tomor
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Dr. Patti Fletcher

Dr. Patti Fletcher is a seasoned business executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor, author, and presenter. She writes for drpattifletcher.com, Inc., The Guardian, The Huffington Post and has contributed to and been featured in Time Magazine, Al-Jazeera, Forbes, Newsweek, Xconomy, and The Muse. Patti advises corporate executives and board members from lean start-ups to Fortune 100s, from small community organizations to global non-profits. She is an advocate on the topics of leading large-scale cultural change, brand building, cultivating high performance teams, and women on boards, in the c-suite, and in high growth entrepreneurship. Patti works with SAP
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 22/11/2017 08:00 22/11/2017 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap The buzz: “Male VCs—obviously most are—are very comfortable now giving female entrepreneurs capital for ‘girl stuff’” (Vivoom). Don’t be fooled. Sexual harassment and discriminatory treatment toward women are not a Silicon Valley-only problem, nor can they be undone by men’s “nice” blogs. Female-founded businesses are out-performing male-started businesses 5 to 1, boosting the US economy by $1.6T. Yet only 2% of funding has gone to women startup founders. What will it take to lift these gender barriers? The experts speak. Adam Quinton, Lucas Point Ventures: “Power’s not given to you. You have to take it” (Beyoncé). Victoria Pettibone, Astia: “You've got only one lift to live. You can either make it chickens**t or chicken salad" (Cousins). Dr. Patti Fletcher, SAP SuccessFactors: “What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power” (Henry George). Join us for Don’t Start with Me: Funding Female-Founded Startups – Part 2. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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