Although there is a proliferation of female entrepreneurs, the venture capital world remains to be dominated by men. Only a small percentage of venture capital investors are women, and who are all diligently working to diversify the startup world and bring great ideas to the forefront. As such, a large proportion of women are lacking sufficient venture capital funding compared to their male counterparts.
In today’s article, we look at how Laina Greene has contributed to this male-dominated industry by Co-Founding Angels of Impact to provide venture capital funding to women entrepreneurs.
Who is she?
She has 25 years of experience in the telecom industry, especially with regard to Green ICT, bridging the digital gap in developing economies, and empowering women.
What does Angels of Impact do?
Read more here: http://www.angelsofimpact.com/
Challenges she faced
As a minority female Singaporean from relatively humble beginnings, Laina has never taken anything for granted. “I learnt early on that I have to work doubly hard to overcome the “glass ceilings” but if I persevere, I can succeed. That is why I chose to focus on helping women-led social enterprises as I know how hard things are for them and I hope to make things a little easier for them,” says Laina.
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