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TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.
Diversity & Inclusion Resources
ProjectInclude.org is a non-profit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry. They urge companies to implement diversity and inclusion solutions that incorporate the following three values: Inclusion, Comprehensiveness, and Accountability. They offer a very specific set of recommendations to help CEOs improve D&I.
Fern teaches at Stanford Business School, including classes on Entrepreneurship from Diverse Perspectives, Entrepreneurship and VC from the Perspective of Women, and Equity By Design - Building Diverse and Inclusive Organizations. She also works with organizations such as LinkedIn, Sequoia Capital, and Intercom on inclusive leadership and building diverse and inclusive organizations.
Innovative ideas and tools from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University on how to create inclusive workplace cultures where people thrive and companies win in the global marketplace.
Paradigm partners with innovative organizations across industries – from Fortune 500 companies to leading technology startups – to design diversity and inclusion strategies, consult and advise on execution, and train employees and leaders.
Parity advocates for women’s representation at the highest levels of business—in the C-Suite and on the Board of Directors. They do this by promoting companies that demonstrate their commitment to gender parity, raising awareness about underlying issues, and providing facts and research that show the value in equal representation.
NVCA has compiled a number of resources for venture capital firms and startups to reference and adopt to address harassment and promote a more diverse and inclusive ecosystem. These include sample HR policies & best practices for addressing harassment & discrimination and a sample Code of Conduct Policy.
TheBoardlist is a curated talent marketplace for the tech community to recommend, discover and connect highly qualified women leaders with opportunities to serve on private and public company boards.
The #MovingForward Project is a resource wiki to highlight VCs shifting the diversity, inclusion, and anti-harassment paradigm. They list VC firms who have chosen to self-report the steps they have taken to nurture a diverse, inclusive, and harassment-free workplace. This includes publishing policies and/or establishing a point-of-contact for issues and questions related to these topics.
Women in Tech Community Groups
Join the online community founded by Anita Borg herself. Systers provides a private, safe online forum for women involved in technical aspects of computing. Our members gain support by networking, sharing advice and experiences, and collaborating on various projects. We welcome women of all ages and at any stage of their studies or careers. Anita Borg created Systers in 1987 when she and 12 other women launched a small electronic mailing list for women in “systems.”
SheWorx is the leading global platform and event series empowering 20,000+ female entrepreneurs to build and scale successful companies. We're closing the funding gap by democratizing access to top mentors and investors. Founded by Lisa Wang, SheWorx has differentiated itself as a leader in driving the movement for gender parity in entrepreneurship.
The Project for Women is a creative forum bringing together women as a community to inspire, teach, share, and grow. Lauri carefully curates the most intriguing and influential women from around the globe to bring everything fabulous to women and moms everywhere- retail, resources, inspiration, motherhood, business, philanthropy, and global conversations.
Women in Product is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in product management. Founded by senior women product leaders in Silicon Valley, Women in Product's mission is to educate, empower, and create a global community of women product managers to build impactful products at scale.
The mission of UPWARD—Uniting Professional Women Accelerating Relationships and Development—is to accelerate career advancement for executive women by: 1) Creating collaborative gatherings to learn from leaders and network, 2) cultivating events that build up members through focused conversations, solutions, and creativity, and 3) nurturing relationship-building of networks that helps members move up in their careers.
Investors Focused on Diverse Founders and Diverse Cap Tables
Investors in 50+ companies & hosts of #ANGELS Access conversations. Our mission is to get more women on the cap tables of successful startups.
Astia Angels is an international network of female and male investors that invests in women-led, high-growth ventures that apply to Astia. Founded by serial entrepreneurs and experienced angel investors, members are actively engaged in the Astia community. Members are highly involved throughout the investment process and make independent investment decisions.
Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color, and LGBT founders. Other VCs see this as a pipeline problem. Backstage Capital sees it as the biggest opportunity in investment. Backstage Capital has invested more than $2M in 50+ companies led by underrepresented founders.
Broadway Angels is an angel investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. We all have decades of experience investing in and managing the best technology companies in the world. All of us are or have been General Partners in venture capital firms or Senior Executives in top technology companies. For most of us, we have been the only woman partner or senior executive in our firm. All of us have built great careers and portfolios along with amazing relationships with entrepreneurs and executives.
BBG Ventures is an early stage fund focused on consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder. We back the new wave of entrepreneurs who are reimagining daily life, creating market-defining products and services that make our work, play and home lives simpler, better — and more satisfying.
Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs. Our members serve as the friends and family round for entrepreneurs who may not already have support at that critical stage.