THE LEADERPRENEUR TALK SERIES
“Aspire to Inspire”
Women entrepreneurs play a vital role in the global economy. They create jobs, drive innovation and economic growth, and help to build strong communities. Women entrepreneurs are often the engine of local economies, and their businesses provide essential goods and services that families and businesses need.
Despite their importance, women entrepreneurs face significant challenges. They are often under-capitalized and have difficulty accessing the financing they need to grow their businesses. Many women entrepreneurs face the challenge of how to scale up their businesses in order to grow and compete with larger businesses.
Jill Finlayson will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing women entrepreneurs in their journey. She is the Director of the Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech™) Initiative at University of California at Berkeley, where she supports research initiatives to promote equitable participation of women and other under-included identities in tech. Prior to Berkeley, she led mentorship and startup programs for Singularity University Ventures, the Toys category at eBay, an online community for Skoll Foundation, marketing at startups, and the World Bank’s Striking Poverty. She speaks on inclusive, impact-oriented innovation, equitable workplaces, and effective leadership. She has mentored global TechWomen, startup founders, and student innovators. Finlayson is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She, hers.
Date: 23 August 2022
Time: 9030-1030 hrs
Location: Level 3, UM Innovation Incubator Complex (UMXcelerate), 833, Lingkungan Budi, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Please register at https://forms.gle/tcXfde3NbXBfLxXw7
For more information, please email UMCIE at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 03-7967 7351 / 2313
Organised with the University of Malaya and the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur