Great strides but more to be done

10th Nov 21

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By Sarah Hunt, Equity CEO and Founder

What a fabulous event I attended on Monday at Old Trafford courtesy of the WealthiHer network. I was privileged to share a few hours with around 70 ( mostly thought not all ) women and hear from the COO of Manchester United ,amongst others, about her journey. I left feeling very energised by the power of network and the sheer joy of being in a room with so much positive energy!

Whilst great strides are being made there is still more to be done. Specific attention was drawn to VC and PE funding to female led businesses, a matter very close to my heart. The British Business Bank, in collaboration with Diversity VC & BVCA published this report which really puts into context the disparity experienced by many female leaders in the UK and this recent article from Harvard Business Review is even more stark reading. "Women-Led Startups Received Just 2.3% of VC Funding in 2020"

My discussions with other leaders at the event really truly did inspire me and also served to remind me that the journey is really only partly complete!

I'm greatly looking forward to more WealthiHer events in the future

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