Mastersfund returned to the Equality Lounge in Davos this January with two panels, Courtesy of the Female Quotient.

Top Tier Capital Resources for Women Founders

Women founders receive only 2% of all VC funding and often struggle with access to capital, mentorship, and networking. The Female Quotient is changing this narrative by creating a directory of curated recommendations for the people and resources they need to advance their businesses.

In this panel, featuring Mastersfund Managing Director Gillian Muessig, industry experts discuss how female founders can build the ultimate power team and learn what it takes to scale a business.

Panelists (from left to right)
Samantha Saperstein, Head, Women on The Move, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Moderator)
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, Founder and Executive Chair, African Food Changemakers
Gillian Muessig – Mastersfund™, Managing Director, Mastersfund
Julie L Rasmussen, Founder, She Banks
Dr. Marta Ra, Co-Founder, Women in Sustainable Finance

Increasing Women’s Representation on Corporate Boards

Despite the better performance yielded by companies with more diverse teams, there is still a lack of female representation on boards. In the U.S., women only hold 14% of board positions and 40% of companies have no female directors.

Watch as Mastersfund Venture Partner Vani Rao leads a discussion on solutions to the systemic issues driving this imbalance and the pathways to getting more women on boards.

Panelists (from left to right)
Vani Rao, CFA, Venture Partner, Mastersfund (Moderator)
Meg Bear, Chief Product Officer, SAP SuccessFactors
Lakshmi Reddy, Board Member, GigSuite
Kim “Kimfer” Flanery-Rye, MBA, Founder and Principal DEI Consultant, MyKimisms, LLC
Yao Huang, Managing Partner, Division One Capital