Empowering Women to Shape the Future of Funding
The Women’s Initiative and Startups @ McMillan kicked-off breakfast this morning with a view to empowering women on how to strategically invest.
Jill Earthy, a dynamic entrepreneur, one of Canadian’s Top 100 Women and the brains behind “Female Funders,” moderated a panel of women focused on investing in the Canadian capital markets. Female funders has a 12 month program which involves an angel investing fundamental course for 2 months, an apprenticeship for 3 months and access to a global network of a community of diverse investors. These types of organizations are key in effecting change. Why? Because the stats have been dismal thus far – it has been reported that only 20% of angel investors are women and 2.2% of funding goes to companies with female CEOS.
McMillan LLP is committed to bringing attention to the lack of female representation in the capital markets. Understanding the different touch points that women have when making an investment, as compared to their male peers, will increase the amount of female participation and instigate growth in the Canadian capital markets.