Yale University Doubles Down On Female Entrepreneurs With Social Ventures (Forbes)

“Since the beginning of 2016, women-led companies have received only 4.4% of all venture capital, according to PitchBook Data. Furthermore, while teams led by men receive an average of $12 million, women-led teams receive an average of $5 million. The numbers only shrink when considering ventures helmed by women of color. Cass Walker-Harvey, Managing Director of Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, is keenly aware of this imbalance and is working to help close that gap though building opportunities and networks at Yale.

‘Changing underrepresentation in leadership involves looking at all levels of the ecosystem,’ says Walker-Harvey. ‘By encouraging women and people of color to start companies or projects during their time as students, they will be introduced to the entrepreneurial process which will serve them in whatever leadership position they choose to pursue in their careers.’”

Read the full article, which looks at the launch of WE@Yale and a recent panel in San Francisco, from Forbes.

Laura Mitchell