"Seize the opportunity," says Next Act Fund member Georgiana Riley.
In honor of July 4th we thought we'd share 4 of our favorite spots for learning about successful women, the latest in investing and entrepreneurship in general and local resources - all to lead to women's independence as either entrepreneurs, investors or both!
We have both reasons to cheer and motivation to catch up as we drill down on the Halo Report's Mid-Atlantic and gender trends for insights most relevant to Next Act Fund.
Next Act Fund combines my desire, as a woman business owner, to grow my personal wealth while I help bring capital and expertise to young women entrepreneurs in the region. Next Act Fund provides a path for women to be a meaningful part of the “next act” in our business community.
Dynamo Catherine Mott, early champion of Next Act Fund and member of our advisory board, is getting well-deserved recognition in Pittsburgh and beyond.
People agree that many women still don't think about becoming angels even though they have the resources. I think that's true in the Pittsburgh market, and it's a missed opportunity that Next Act Fund is trying to address.
Women have problems getting funding. It doesn’t make any sense. Investors are not looking at the performance. They are looking at gender.
[There's a] generally unconscious bias that most investors have towards women-led companies, despite the data showing that these companies often perform above average.
One of the many advantages of being a part of Next Act Fund is that you leverage the wisdom, financial savvy and diversification of investing with others.
I am excited to be supporting female entrepreneurs in my region. I am excited to be a role model for my kids, showing them you can take risks and follow your true north. I am excited to be doing something that will enable so much learning and new connections. And, I am excited to hopefully see my investments grow.