French Tech Talk - Gender bias in the investment and corporate worlds
03 Sep 2020 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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French Tech Talk - Gender bias in the investment and corporate worlds

03 Sep 2020 06:30pm - 08:00pm

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Gender bias in the investment and corporate worlds
Did you know that 39 percent of all businesses in the US are owned by women? Female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. So what is causing this gap? And what is the situation in the corporate world? 

Women are particularly affected by biases in both corporate and investment worlds. How to be more diverse and inclusive?

 Listen to our high-level speakers, they will share experiences and pragmatic tools to better handle gender bias at work:

• Including women, at all points along the funnel 

• Understanding and preventing unconscious bias

• Delivering effective support to female-led businesses 

This event targets: Investors, corporates, incubators, government agencies and other organizations funding and supporting startups 

 Join us online for this French Tech Talk Free Webinar on Thursday 3 September at 6:30 pm!

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About our speakers
Nicole Denholder, Founder & CEO Next Chapter Raise and Next Chapter Crowdfunding

Nicole Denholder is the founder of the Next Chapter Raise and Crowdfunding and platforms. Nicole was previously a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large-scale projects across Europe and Asia. 

Nicole is on the Board of the Women Entrepreneurs Network in Hong Kong and was previously a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network’s Executive Committee. 

Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship and becoming a catalyst to change how women access funding. 

Stella Zheng, Head of Mainland China Innovation & Partnership at 500 Startups

Stella is the head of Mainland China from 500 Startups, which is one of the most active VCs in the world with more than 2500 portfolio companies. Stella has been working on behalf of 500 Startups to source deals from Blockchain, AI, and cross-border sectors since 2017. She led 500 Startups officially open in China in September 2017.

 Based on her working in venture capital firms, and her entrepreneur-heart inside, she helped more than 20 startups from the fundraising side. As a passionate new investor, she' willing to help on startups and focuses on looking for startups with deep ambitions and insights into the global market

Zhou GuiHeng, Vice President-Hub Asia, Home & Distribution-Connected Living Lob, Energy Management Business at Schneider Electric

Zhou's main missions include: Leading marketing, engineering, and project team in Hub-Aisa, focusing smart home business, to serve China, Asia, British standard market, and NAM market.

Moderator: Cecile Israel, President of La French Tech Hong Kong-Shenzhen

Founder at Easy Bacchus

Cecile Israel is the Founder of Easy Bacchus a wine and tech company. She believes wine shall be accessible for everyone!

Addressing China booming wine market, Easy Bacchus aims to make accessible, easy & fun for everyone through:

  • Multisensory label "Scratch & Sniff" (3 patents) to help consumers select and discover its perfect wine,
  • Tailored wine events, easy & fun, for individuals as corporates (team building, wine tasting...) as online ones and also wine e-learning through Cici The Wine Lady special wine experiences,
  • Brand development: offline and online

Dedicated to the tech community, Cecile is also President of La French tech Hong Kong-Shenzhen network. She aspires to bring people together and empower more women.

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