Undercapitalization: Closing the Gender Growth Gap Across Industries
Despite mounting evidence of the returns on investing in women-led ventures, only 2.2 percent of the $85 billion invested in 2017 went to all-women teams, and less than 10 percent of all venture-capital deals go to women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders. Rather than being a viewed as a pipeline program, how can the gender growth gap be approached as a market opportunity? What are the remaining challenges inhibiting investment and exacerbating funding disparities between female-led and male-led ventures? How do we prevent the undercapitalization in women's ingenuity, a trend that hinders a more prosperous society?