“That makes us more attractive for entrepreneurs.”
Tarrant said with the NZVIF partnership it would hope to increase its investments to around 10 per year both through new companies and follow-up investments.
Women entrepreneurs from across Canada gather to talk about growing their businesses and accessing new markets
November 9, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, is hosting the Canadian Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference in Toronto. The Minister invited businesswomen from across the country to come together to share ideas on how more Canadian women business owners can be globally successful. Addressing a crowd of over 200 inspiring women entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them, the Minister issued a call to action to increase the number of women starting and running their own businesses.
Successful women investors and entrepreneurs need to stand up and be counted if diversity is to be encouraged in the heavily male dominated field of private equity and leveraged transactions the 2016 New Zealand Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s (NZVCA) Workshop on Women in Growth Capital was told (23rd May).
Chania Rodwell, director, Helmsman Capital, Sydney says: `We do have to drive recruitment to private equity. It can appear less attractive than some of the other alternatives open to female applicants. It helps if women working in the industry build recognition to break down the misconceptions and help others to see the opportunities.’
Life is about to get busier for Virginia Fay – and she can’t wait.
The former Dunedin woman has been selected for Lightning Lab XX, New Zealand’s first-ever female founder focused business accelerator.
Ms Fay, who lives at Mapua, near Nelson, founded Patternsnap, a digital library of wallpaper and fabric samples for interior designers.