Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, is not the only female entrepreneur who has made a name for herself in the venture capital industry.
On Thursday, a panel discussion at the 2016 Women in Entrepreneurship Symposium was headlined by women entrepreneurs from around the world.
The focus was on what it takes to be successful in a male-dominated space and what it means to be a “woman in business.”
“There are very few women in the space,” said Amanda Buell, co-founder and president of the Women in Venture Network, a nonprofit that supports women entrepreneurs and leads business incubators around the globe.
“That’s a real challenge for all of us to address.”
The discussion at this year’s event was moderated by Kara Swisher, founder and CEO of the online marketplace MySpace, which launched a women-centric community on the platform in October 2016.
BueLL said the women who attend the Women Entrepreneurs conference in 2019 will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the industry but also will have the chance to meet the most influential figures in the industry, including Musk and other prominent women entrepreneurs.
“There’s a lot of women who are the leaders of their companies.
And they are often just people of color, who are often marginalized or invisible in this space,” Buella said.
“So they’re really, really inspiring.
It’s really about getting them to understand that, ‘Hey, we can help you.'”
It is the first time the Women In Entrepreneurships Symposium has taken place at the Newseum, which has hosted the event for several years.
The symposium is one of several events hosted by the nonprofit that aims to make business education more accessible to women.
The program is a partnership between the New York City nonprofit Women in Business and New York-based Women’s Business Forum, which works to encourage women entrepreneurs to get into the industry.
The conference, which will also include panels and workshops, will also be streamed live online, Buelly said.
The event will include more than 30 women-only talks from around Washington, D.C. on business and business topics.
The Newseums main focus is on entrepreneurship.
It will include talks by top female venture capitalists and the most prominent female business leaders in the world including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Mark Pincus.
The Women in Enterprise Conference is sponsored by the New America Foundation, New York’s New York chapter of the NGA and the New England Venture Capital Association, which aims to help foster innovation in the region.
Biehl said the Newcomer’s Network, which helps New York companies attract female entrepreneurs, is looking for women to join the network’s Women in Emerging Markets and Emerging Business program, which runs through the end of 2019.
“We have women who have never gone into venture capital.
We want to give them the confidence to go in,” Biell said.
There are about 1,500 women in venture capital, but women account for just 10 percent of all venture capitalists, according to the New Venture Capital Foundation, a research group that advocates for female entrepreneurs.
The organization said women in entrepreneurship make up just 8 percent of the total venture capital pool, which is why the focus of the New Symposium is on how to attract and retain them.
Burell said the conference is also looking to help female entrepreneurs find mentors and mentors in the business world.
“If you’re in the tech sector, you’re likely going to have a lot more female entrepreneurs than men in your life.
You need mentors, mentors who are going to guide you and mentor you and inspire you to do things that you’re not going to be able to do in the traditional sense,” Bucell said, citing mentors such as Susan Fowler, who famously wrote about the gender pay gap in the technology industry and sparked an uproar by the industry in 2016.
Women in entrepreneurship also face barriers when it comes to funding, which makes the focus on mentors a key component of the program, Bielly said, adding that there is a need for more female-led funding organizations and investment companies to hire women.
“Women entrepreneurs have been overlooked in venture capitalists’ minds, so we really want to change that.
We’re really focused on giving them the tools they need to build successful businesses and that’s why we’re really excited about this conference,” Bicell said in an interview.
In an interview with NBC News, Bosell said women entrepreneurs have “been ignored” by the business community for so long that they’re not even aware of the opportunities they can take.
“I think a lot women think that if they’re successful in this field, they’re going to go into other fields,” Bosel said.
Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Conference: What you need to know about the program.
How to attend and register.
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