“These investors and influencers are going against the tide to change the face of the tech industry”.
So says a recent article by Silicon Republic on the 26 great people spearheading change in Tech Investment, where Anne Ravanona, Founder & CEO of Global Invest Her is named on the list alongside Dave McClure, Brad Feld, Eileen Burbidge, Anu Duggal among others.
“Weary of waiting for change in the tech industry, these impatient instigators are making changes to what receives investment.
Research shows diversity is good for business – take your pick from Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, McKinsey & Companyand many more. Yet fundamental change in any industry can take time.
We’ve all seen the statistics. Tech investment in women and minorities is lacking, and while Silicon Valley is building a bubble-like paddock for unicorns, outside-the-commercial-box ideas with real social impact can be drowned out by all the eyeballs lighting up with dollar signs and ringing out ‘cha-ching’.
Discussion on diversity in industries was rampant throughout 2015, prompting the establishment of committees and policies, and the promotion of diversity leaders. Some of these efforts merely pay lip service to the cause, but some champions of diversity are taking definitive action.”
We are delighted and honoured that our own Anne Ravanona is to part of this illustrious list.
There is much to do to increase diversity in Tech and especially ensure equal access to finance for women entrepreneurs and you can count on us to continue flying this flag.