Addressing Investor Bias to Broaden Access to Capital for WoC STEM Entrepreneurs

Heather Metcalfe

Heather Metcalf

Association for Women in Science

Erin Kelley

Erin Kelley

Association for Women in Science

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark

Association for Women in Science

Aspen Russell

Aspen Russell

Association for Women in Science

Through the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) STEM to Market initiative, and the AWIS Intentional Investing program designed to address bias directly with investors, this project will conduct two half-day interventions with funding gatekeepers to improve funder self-reflection, accountability, transparency, and inclusive investment practices. This intervention will aim to impact investor attitudes and planned future behavior to improve opportunities and outcomes for women of color in entrepreneurship.