A roundtable event to discuss why it is important to bet on female entrepreneurship and innovation to fix the problems that truly matter.
In this roundtable event we’ll explore why it is important to bet on female entrepreneurship and innovation to fix the problems that truly matter with a focus on the role of corporations supporting women founders and overall, what’s missing in the ecosystem.
The event will be hosted by and facilitated by Julie Murat, COO at Bridge for Billions with a guest panel of Directors at corporations that directly support women founders.
The “why” behind this event
Global entrepreneurship support is one of the most efficient vehicles to generate systemic change for gender equality. Although there has been some progress made to include women in the entrepreneurship and innovation space, it has been very little in comparison to the scope of the problem.
Covid-19 has only widened the gender gap, particularly when it comes to accessing employment opportunities and funding for women owned businesses. Increasing opportunities for women in the entrepreneurship and innovation space will both help to close this gap and strongly support in the re-stimulation of our global economy post pandemic.
Having a strong influence over both suppliers and consumers, corporates are well positioned to lead the inclusion of women in innovation spaces, including the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Panelists and hosts
Join host, Bridge for Billions COO, Julie Murat, alongside panelists Roshini Varma, Director of Social Impact, Visa Inc., Cate Costa, Vice President in Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Carmen Gómez-Acebo, Sustainability Director Coca-Cola European Partners, and Åsa Skogström Feldt, Manager of IKEA Social Entrepreneurship BV, as we discuss how their organizations actively support women in entrepreneurship and how other organizations can also tackle this systemic challenge in an impactful way.