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Fostering female STEAM presence in the investment industry: Women2invest 2024 call is open

This initiative has the aim of helping women start their careers in venture investment and also giving investors access to a group of promising women with technical background that will add talent and diversity to their investment teams.

04 Apr 2024
EIT Food North & East

Women2Invest is an access and training activity aimed at helping women coming from STEAM fields and no/little knowledge of investment become familiar with the fundamentals of venture capital. The activity includes a combination of lectures, practitioners experience, simulation of investment processes and group work.

The ultimate goal is providing participants with a paid internship or job in a venture capital fund, a corporate venture capital fund or a corporate venturing unit. Participants will also have the opportunity to build a network of future colleagues, top-notch practitioners and key players in the venture industry. This year the activity is powered by IE Business School, a tier 1 education institution and will run online for 11 weeks starting in early-September 2024. This activity is open officially for candidates now.

Bring female talent to your team

We believe women bring diversity to investment teams, a wider perspective of society, innovation impact and an unbiased view on startups from underrepresented communities. Women2Invest will help investors recruit from a carefully screened pool of promising women with STEAM background that have completed the investment training. The funds are required to commit to offer a paid internship or temporary position to a suitable candidate for their specific needs.

Women2Invest is looking for Venture Capital funds, Corporate Venture Capital funds and Corporate Venturing units:

  • Seeking new hires and committed to improving the gender-balance of their investment teams.
  • Offering paid internships in investment related positions for at least 2 months (as long as funds identify suitable candidates within the pool).
  • Committing to pay at least the minimum wage of their country.
  • Agreeing to allow candidates to combine training and internship (if coinciding).

Check out more info here

If you are an investor interested in recruiting from Women2Invest (current or future cohorts) please register here.

If you are interested in joining the 2024 cohort, apply here.

In case of any questions or inquiries please supernovas@eitcommunity.eu

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