An article in the AFR last week shows that not only is the % of women in the Young Rich List stubbornly low, it's gone backwards.
Carol Schwartz describes one of the key issues perfectly "There’s a huge structural issue in venture capital markets. A very small percentage of funds are invested in [female-owned] start-ups and that’s a global phenomenon... ”
We need more women on this list!
On Tues, 27 Nov I am moderating Paving the Way held at One Roof Women with an impressive lineup of speakers: Justin Dry, Hannah Silva, Verity Tuck and Cyan Ta’eed (who represents women on the Young Rich List!). Tickets via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/one-roof-x-redzed-paving-the-way-tickets-50681401436
And the month of November is dedicated to celebrating female founders in our ecosystem. This will culminate into a massive female founder pitch night hosted as a collaboration between MYOB, One Roof Women, Startup Victoria and Startup Grind on Tues, 4 Dec. Thanks to MYOB winners will receive 12 months of sponsored desk space at One Roof. Apply to pitch & register to attend via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/pitch-night-female-founders-tickets-51321071707?aff=erelexpmlt.
And we will be celebrating women again at the Startup Grind Conference on 6 & 7 Dec! https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-melbourne-presents-myob-presents-startup-grind-apac-conference#/
This is just some of the many ways we are working hard to drive change for women.
To view the full AFR article, follow this link: https://www.afr.com/leadership/afr-lists/young-rich/2018-afr-young-rich-list-where-are-the-women-20180920-h15ni5