How Entrepreneurs Use Data to Spur Change
I’ve met countless young, highly networked female entrepreneurs for coffee, and they always have the same question, “Why BroadMic?” My answer is simple: women want alternatives to the Silicon Valley “bro-casts.” By using technology and media, BroadMic scales the high quality advice of our guests, successful women entrepreneurs and investors. It’s about creating community, making connections, building world-class deal flow in female-led tech startups and getting them funded.
Kathryn Finney isn’t just talking about a diversity problem in the tech sector, she is actively doing something to address it. Finney’s work, rooted in data, is about creating support for black women founders, the ‘real unicorns of tech,’ which is why she’s providing viable new funding structures like, the BIG accelerator, the Harriet Fund, and Harriet Angels.
If you’re puzzled by the fact that this week’s guest is a white guy, rest assured, Matt Wallaert’s work is motivated by the stark inequalities between men and women in the workplace. A feminist and behavioral scientist, Wallaert believes that using data to build products is the key to effecting real change, such as the gender pay gap, which explains why he created GetRaised, a tool that helps women ask for raises.
As founders, we should all be using data to solve the problems we are motivated to tackle. Finney, Wallaert, and I are using data to address the problem of unconscious bias in the tech industry, aligned in our missions to close the funding gap, close the pay gap, close the opportunity gap.
What is Inspiring Us This Week
Upcoming Guests & Events
- 7/28 – Anne Ravanona, Founder/CEO, Global Invest Her
- 8/4 – Live Dream, Girl Event (Podcast Release), Erin Bagwell, Director, “Dream, Girl”