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Why Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Tanya Sam Launched The Ambition Fund For Minority Entrepreneurs posted on Forbes, 9/10/19

Maternal mortality is a problem — and Serena Williams is investing to solve it posted on Motherly, 9/6/19

Not just a boys’ club: women entrepreneurs who built startup unicorns posted on HerStory, 9/4/19

Women Investing In Femtech II: Closing the Gender Gaps in Investment and Health Innovation posted on Fortune, 8/26/19

Why are revenue-based VCs investing in so many women and underrepresented founders? posted on TechCrunch, 8/20/19

Sarah Kunst’s Cleo Capital Raises $3.5 Million To Boost Women Decision Makers In VC posted on CrunchBase News, 8/20/19

Branson's Virgin Group unveils plan to fund more female-founded start-ups posted on CNBC, 8/12/19

Why CES Group is investing in diversity ventures for the first time posted on VentureBeat, 8/10/19

SAP's new incubator taps the potential of women and minority founders posted on Yahoo! Finance, 8/1/19

Sequoia’s First Woman Partner Is Raising Capital, and Standards posted on Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/29/19

THIS VENTURE-CAPITAL FIRM WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU posted on The Wall Street Journal, 7/18/19

The rising ROI of investing in woman entrepreneurs posted on VentureBeat, 7/17/19

Accelerators seeking LGBTQ founders posted on VatorNews, 7/16/19

Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris on investing in diverse businesses (video) posted on CNBC, 7/15/19

Advocating for women entrepreneurs: Dell proposes 3 areas for change posted on TechRepublic, 7/14/19

How Mastercard Helps Women Entrepreneurs Get The Loans They Need posted on Forbes, 6/27/19

TPG Announces Investment in Harlem Capital posted on Yahoo Finance, 6/24/19

How These Minority Founders Got Tech Execs to Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are posted on Entrepreneur, 6/13/19

How This Entertainment Mogul Pivoted From Representing Top Artists To Funding Women-Led Startups posted on Forbes 6/5/19

How Four Female VCs Triumphed In Male-Dominated Silicon Valley posted on Forbes, 6/2/19

The Fundery: The Essential Venture Capital Database for Women Entrepreneurs posted on, 5/14/19

Lessons From The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies posted on Forbes, 5/2/19

Q1 2019 Diversity Report: Female Founders Own 17 Percent Of Venture Dollars posted on crunchbase news, 4/29/19

Billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs Turned Her LLC Into a VC Machine posted on Bloomberg, 4/25/19

Serena Williams Has Launched a New Venture Firm for Investing in Women, People of Color, and Young Entrepreneurs posted on, 4/19/19

Danielle Graham Joins Dream Maker Ventures as Firm Targets $75 Million Diversity Fund posted on betakit, 4/13/19

Building an Inclusive Economy by Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review, 4/8/19

Serena Williams Joins Forces With Bumble To Support Women Of Color Entrepreneurs posted on NewsOne, 3/30/19

Chobani’s secret ingredient for backing new food companies posted on FastCompany, 3/22/19

Plexo Capital Raises Over $35 Million for Fund Specializing in Women- And Minority-Led Emerging Seed Stage VCs posted on Pulse2.0, 3/15/19

Report: Women-Owned Startups Deliver Twice as Much Per Dollar Invested as Those Founded by Men posted on MassChallenge, 3/7/19

If She Can See It, She Can Be It: Why Sara Blakely’s Cameo on Billions was Everything posted on, 3/5/19

Investing With Impact: How To Make Your Money Work For You And For Society posted on Forbes, 2/26/19

InvestHER helps female entrepreneurs succeed posted on MSN, 2/5/19

Why women investing in women matters posted on PitchBook, 1/15/19

Visa Launches "She's Next" to Support Female Entrepreneurs posted on Black Enterprise, 1/15/19

Top 10 Countries with the Most Female Entrepreneurs posted on BOSS Magazine, January 2019 issue

Investing in Female Founders posted on The Edge Markets, 11/28/18

Critical Mass In Venture? A Movement, Finally posted on Forbes, 11/27/18

Apple launches new bootcamp at Apple Park HQ targeting female app developers posted on Silicon Valley Business Journal, 11/27/18

Microsoft names finalists in its $4M Female Founders Competition posted on CNET, 11/15/18

Women’s share of venture capital remains flat posted on BizWomen - Business Journals, 11/6/18

10 ways women entrepreneurs can outwit “mansplaining” investors posted on FastCompany, 11/5/18

How #MeToo Has Forced Venture Capital to Become More Inclusive posted on Inc., October 2018

Amplifyher Ventures launches to fund startups led by women posted on TechCrunch, 10/18/18

The Venture Capitalist With A Team As Diverse As Her Investment Portfolio posted on Forbes, 10/12/18

Exclusive: The VC behind Warby Parker, Glossier, and has raised a new $360 million fund posted on FastCompany, 10/8/18

Most Innovative Women: 100 Women Making Money, Creating Jobs, and Changing the World posted on, 10/4/18

OPIC, IDB Invest Seek Managers for New Gender-Focused Fund in Latin America posted on Private Equity News, 10/4/18

How 3 Women Are Changing The Face Of Entrepreneurship posted on Forbes, 10/2/18

The Economic Imperative Of Investing In Diverse Entrepreneurs posted on Forbes, 10/1/18

Who funds female founders? posted on Data Driven Investor - Medium, 10/1/18

Michelle Ebanks, CEO Of Essence Communications, Talks To Forbes About Investing In Women Of Color posted on Essence, 9/27/18

Three Advantages To Investing In Women of Color posted on Forbes, 9/26/18

This Serial Entrepreneur Shares the Surprising Confidence Strategy That Helped Her Build a Billion-Dollar Business posted on Entrepreneur, 9/24/18

Melinda Gates: Why I’m betting in diversity posted on FastCompany, 9/13/18

Post-mortem: SAP.iO NY Foundry Cohort of Women-Led Enterprise Tech Startups posted on Medium, 9/10/18

Nathalie Molina Niño Forges A New Future For Women Entrepreneurs posted on Forbes, 8/29/18

A VC With $50 Million to Spend Talks About Blockchain posted on The Bridge, 8/28/18

How Policymakers, Business Leaders, And Investors Can Better Support Female Entrepreneurs posted on Forbes, 8/28/18

6 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Leapfrog Past $1 Million In Revenue posted on Forbes, 8/22/18

Advancing Female Leadership In Tech - - Let's Start With Who Funds Who posted on Forbes, 8/21/18

This angel network wants to mobilize 100,000 women investors posted on FastCompany, 8/15/18

Dating App Bumble Launches A Fund To Invest In Other Female-Founded Startups posted on Forbes, 8/15/18

Bumble announces a fund to invest in women-led businesses posted on TechCrunch, 8/15/18

the Helm: this fresh concept fund is investing in female innovators posted on Kurzweil Network, 8/13/18

Andreessen Horowitz wants to fund more black entrepreneurs posted on PitchBook, 8/13/18

Q&A: Aileen Lee on Cowboy Ventures' latest fund, getting women on her cap table and what keeps her motivated posted on PitchBook, 8/8/18

How to Secure VC Funding When You're the Only Woman in the Room posted on Entrepreneur, 7/31/18

Microsoft investment arm M12 introduces $4M competition to fund women-led startups posted on GeekWire, 7/26/18

What Happens When You Invest In Women of Color? Essence Ventures New Fund Says More Loyal Customers posted on Inc., 7/11/18

The UPS Foundation Awards Over $10M In Grants To Advance Diversity & Inclusion Around The World posted on Global News Wire, 7/9/18

Richelieu Dennis Officially Launches $100 Million New Voices Fund Supporting Women Of Color Entrepreneurs At ESSENCE Festival posted on Essence, 7/5/18

These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women in tech: Part 2 posted on TechCrunch, 7/2/18

These 50 founders and VCs suggest 2018 may be a tipping point for women in tech: Part 1 posted on TechCrunch, 6/29/18

Why the Rise in Female Angel Investors Is Good News for Women-Led Startups posted on Entrepreneur, 6/21/18

Full video and transcript: Diversity in tech panel at Code 2018 posted on recode, 6/8/18

When It Comes to Revenue, Women Entrepreneurs Are Pummeling the Guys posted on, 6/6/18

Silicon Valley's Portfolia Launches Nation's First FemTech Fund posted on PR NewsWire, 6/5/18

Diverse Startups Could Get Traction From Chip Giant Intel posted on MarketPlace, 5/30/18

Venture Capitalist Firm To Invest $36M In Black Women Founders posted on NewsOne, 5/12/18

Q1 2018 global diversity investment report: Investing trends in female founders posted on TechCrunch, 4/17/18

34 Top Women Investors Just Wrote a Multi-Billion-Dollar Love Letter to Founders posted on, 4/10/18

Meet The Top Women Investors On Midas In 2018 posted on Forbes, 4/3/18

Why entrepreneurs and investors are participating in the ‘Founders for Change’ diversity movement posted on GeekWire, 3/22/18

Investing in women is investing in the future posted on The Hill, 3/8/18

Just 2% of VC dollars went to female founders in 2017 posted on FastCompany, 2/1/18

Catalyst CEO: Champions for Change launched in 2017 by

Venture Capital Firms Doubling Down on Investing in Female Founders posted on Inc., 10/9/17

The Comprehensive Case for Investing More VC Money in Women-Led Startups posted on Harvard Business Review, 9/18/17

How the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Advances and Connects Founders posted on Vanity Fair, 5/17/17

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