Women on Boards invites members and their guests to register for a special event on Monday 24 June to introduce angel investing and Scale Investors as an avenue for WOB members (particularly those in the Innovation marketplace) to know more about;
- the benefits of angel investing and supporting female founded companies, and
- serving on the boards and advisory boards of early stage companies.
Scale Investors is a network of angel investors, who connect with, invest in and mentor female, early stage entrepreneurs and start-ups with gender balanced leadership. Since launching in 2013, its community of over 100 HNW women and men has collectively invested $6.1m in 13 female led businesses.
The program is divided into two sessions:
- Session One: Setting the scene with Scale Chair, Susan Oliver, on the how and why of investing in a Scale company and the expectations of board members in Scale companies followed by a panel discussion on the value of advisory boards in a start up / early stage company.
- Session Two: Three female founders will share their experiences followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.
In parternership with:
Ariane Barker, Cheif Executive Officer, Scale
Ariane has 20 years’ experience in blue chip financial services companies in senior executive management roles, having worked as General Manager of Products and Markets with JBWere at National Australia Bank in Melbourne, prior to that in capital markets roles with HSBC, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York and London. She brings great breadth, considered relationships, diversity of insight and perspective to strategic decision making as a result of her broad and varied experience.
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