In the quest to give more female founders (especially those who are underrepresented minorities) a leg up when launching their businesses, the Female Founders Alliance (FFA) is partnering with WeWork Labs.
“The top three things our members ask from us all have to do with access,” says Leslie Feinzaig, founder and CEO of FFA. “They want access to angel and VC investors, to potential partners, and to amplifiers as they establish and grow their businesses,” she explains. According to Feinzaig, access to those introductions through WeWork Labs’ global mentorship program is the ideal resource for members of the FFA.
In 2017, the percentage of startups that had at least one female founder was just 17%, a number that has plateaued since 2012. That handful of female founders received just 2%, or $1.9 billion, of the $85 billion total invested by venture capitalists last year. Read more..
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