INVEST IN HER podcast, hosted by founder of She Angel Investors, Catherine Gray- features phenomenal female founders and funders. The podcast is part of a multimedia platform to connect women with funding resources.
If you are a woman seeking funding, this podcast is for you. You will learn about the various ways to get funded, meet guests who you can connect with, learn how to overcome obstacles, and discover how funding can be made simple for female founders to understand and to access.
Host Catherine Gray is a Film Producer, Author and Tedx Speaker and champions the funding of women who are tremendously underfunded- receiving less of 2% of venture capital funding.
Each week the show has on guests that are female angel investors and general partners who are women that have started their own fund- and have a focus on funding women, LGBTQ and Bipoc. She also showcases women business owners who are seeking funding.
The show is all about education and connection- providing investment resources for women looking to launch or scale their business.
Listeners are female entrepreneurs who want to connect with resources- which can include funding, coaching, accelerators, mentorship, events and more.
Many female founders find it challenging to find funding. She Angel Investors has created an e course to address that issue – it is called “6 Ways to Fund Your Business”- Funding Made Simple for Female Founders. Here is the link https://bit.ly/35nFCnO
Women of all ages and ethnicities can connect to learning, events, education and contacts through the INVEST IN HER podcast and the SHE ANGEL INVESTORS platform.
The show delivers invaluable information to those women in business who are seeking funding, knowledge and insights on how to take their business to the next level.
As an angel investor, entrepreneur and a woman who raises funds and helps others to connect to funding – Catherine provides a wealth of knowledge and a large rolodex to connect her guests to funding resources.
Catherine is producing a movie to raise awareness about the underfunding of women and how you can be a part of the solution. She is on a mission to encourage more women to become angel investors and fund managers, and to accelerate the funding of diverse women across the U.S. and around the globe.
Catherine Gray is also the Co-Founder of the She Angels Foundation- that gives grants to female founded nonprofits that are helping women to thrive.
Women and Girls initiatives only get two percent of charitable giving. In both the for-profit world and the nonprofit world- women are coming up short.
Women can join the SheAngelsFoundation.org for a tax-deductible donation- details are on the site- and then once a member – you can enjoy the salons at members homes for free. The salons consist of amazing, accomplished women- and provide complimentary food, drink and entertainment. It is a wonderful sisterhood that helps so many women. We have provided grants the help women of domestic violence get back on their feet, the same for formerly incarcerated women, women veterans and more. Plus, women in Science, Blockchain and more.
In her Ted Talk, “Fund Women- Save The World”, Catherine talks about why women are underfunded. The people making the decisions in the investment world are typically white men- and because people tend to invest in people they identify with, it is no wonder most of the money goes to men. We need more women angel investors, and more women at the decision-making table in order to change this scenario. Her Tedx talk is here https://youtu.be/Ms-tROEeLn4
Subscribe to the INVEST IN HER Podcast to stay connected with what is happening in the investment world for women- and learn how it can benefit you. Join the conversation. www.SheAngelInvestors.com
Catherine Gray/Joanne Mercaldi Founder of Bloom For All Ep. 365
Catherine Gray, the host of Invest In Her, interviews Joanne Mercaldi, also known as "Boss." She is the Co-Founder and CEO of BLOOM. She leads with a passion for inspiring and motivating my team and partners to achieve greatness.
Joanne has been recognized as a distinguished business leader with an exceptional track record of building and scaling start-ups that have left a lasting impact, whose journey has been defined by a relentless commitment to innovation and growth. As a three-time founder, one of her most significant accomplishments was founding and successfully exiting one of Massachusetts' largest home health agencies in less than 5 years. TLC @ Home served over 5000 elders and employed over 600 dedicated direct care staff. She has been actively involved in the startup and expansion of Lahey Health at Home and Seaside Wellness, contributing to their growth and success.
As an advocate for women-owned businesses, she takes immense pleasure in investing in
opportunities that create a positive and meaningful impact on people's lives.
Catherine Gray/Dorothy Chou Empowering Communities Ep.364
Catherine Gray, host of Invest In Her, talks with Dorothy Chou who leads Policy & Public Engagement at DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company. Dorothy has spent her career building social justice, ethics, & accountability structures at technology companies, including the first Transparency Report—an industry standard that more than 70 technology companies use to show how laws and corporate policies affect free expression and privacy online. Prior to DeepMind, Dorothy was responsible for policy development at Uber on issues related to consumer protection, safety, & self-driving cars. While there, she started a campaign with civil rights activists on criminal justice reform to help people with low-level misdemeanors on their records find jobs, which resulted in onboarding ~7,000 drivers who previously were unable to drive. She also led corporate communications at Dropbox, and worked in various roles across communications and public policy for seven years at Google. Outside of work, she is working toward a Master’s in Bioethics at the University of Oxford and is an angel investor with Atomico, a leading European venture capital firm. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of Simply Secure (now Superbloom), a nonprofit working to make open source security tools more usable and accessible, and was an Adjunct Fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. Dorothy holds a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Catherine Gray/Helen Fanucci Best-selling Author Ep. 363
Catherine Gray, host of Invest In Her, talks with Helen Fanucci, the best-selling author of Love Your Team, A Survival Guide for Sales Managers in a Hybrid World. She has built her reputation and career managing teams responsible for billions of dollars of quota. As an MIT-trained engineer she developed the Love Your Team system of management over a 25-year career on the front lines at top tech companies including Apple, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and Microsoft. Helen is currently the Founder of Love Your Team LLC which provides fractional sales leader and helps organizations create clarity, build strong cultures and accelerate business outcomes. Helen has been an advocate for women and diversity throughout her career. In the last year, she has focused on working with women entrepreneurs and early-stage business leaders. In 2023, Helen became a Limited Partner in Emmeline, a women founded venture capital firm that is focused on funding women entrepreneurs and is an Associate Producer of a new film, Show Her the Money, which is focused on educating and changing the disparity that women only get 2% of venture capital funding.
Catherine Gray/Sarah Dusek; Investing In Women Led Businesses Ep. 362
Catherine Gray, host of Invest In Her, talks with Sarah Dusek, a venture capitalist and co-founder of Enygma Ventures, a venture capital fund. She invests in women-led businesses in Southern Africa, creates solutions to wealth disparity, and provides access to capital for women.
In 2017, after successfully selling her company, Under Canvas, for more than $100 million, Sarah launched Enygma Ventures. In that same year, Under Canvas received a spot on the coveted Inc. 5000 list, and Sarah was named to Ernst & Young’s EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women list. Sarah began her career in the nonprofit world in her early twenties working in Southern Africa and Southeast Asia. After almost eight years, she became disillusioned with the lack of change resulting from her efforts. She realized that the most effective vehicle for driving change and solving big world problems is business. Businesses are sustainable solutions to problems. They drive economies, create self-sufficiencies, and change our world. Business can, and should, be a force for good.
Today, Sarah offers online courses for early-stage entrepreneurs (hosted at www.pranary.com). Over the past year, five thousand entrepreneurs have gone through her programs to become investor-ready and learn how to build valuable companies. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, The Telegraph, and TRT World. She is also chairwoman of the Women’s Giving Circle for The Global Good Fund, a social entrepreneurship leadership development program, and sits on the board of ten (and rising) startup companies in Southern Africa, as well as Under Canvas. Sarah has an LLB Law degree from Exeter University, UK, and an MA from University of Manchester in Missiology. She divides her time between the US and South Africa with her husband and two children.
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Ep.361 Catherine Gray/Bridgette L. Smith Investing with Confidence with Founder Investor Playbook
Invest In Her host Catherine Gray talks with Bridgette L. Smith, the Founder & CEO of Founder Playbook® and Investor Playbook®. In 2021, she started with zero knowledge and zero investments in venture capital. Today, her global portfolio includes Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds, Venture Capital Funds, Special Purchase Vehicles, solo investments and multiple alternative assets. To-date, her popular Investing with ConfidenceTM workshop series for women interested in investing in pre-seed to Series C startups, has trained over 1,000 executives. Her newly minted Investing with ConfidenceTM Angels group has over 200 women investors, who together, leverage their collective financial and social capital to invest in and support startups and VC funds led by BIPOC, women or LGBTQIA founders. Mrs. Smith recently retired from Google after 25 years in tech. She currently serves as Chair of the Berkeley Skydeck DEI Committee and provides thought leadership to a number of organizations, accelerators and incubators.
Contact Bridgette: FounderPlaybook@gmail.com
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Ep.360 Catherine Gray/Theresa Ashby Secrets to Digitizing Your Business
Invest In Her host Catherine Gray talks with Dr. Theresa Ashby, who is known as a Stratologist, savvy, provocative, and genuine individual, and she is widely respected her business acumen. Theresa is an international business and success consultant, advisor, speaker, and author passionate about driving businesses forward.
She has spent the past two decades studying what it takes to scale your business and is identified by Forbes.com as the business scaling expert. She is also the author of Better Implementation Now! Eight Ways Great Strategies Fail and her new release: How to Fix Them and Exposing the eLearning Mystery: Secrets to Digitizing Your Business.
Theresa's better known as Dr. T., and she operates under the belief that giving practical, real-world, no-nonsense advice and business strategies that provide tangible results help people push through the everyday challenges of business.
Her motto is, “Change the world one action at a time and have fun while doing it!”
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informative and inspiring
I love the listening to this podcast (especially as a female entrepreneur!) These conversations are necessary to continue to elevate women’s voices in this arena. Thank you Catherine for all the inspiration!
A show that's an absolute must-listen! Catherine has an incredible knack for connecting with the industry's top women entrepreneurs and featuring them on her podcast. Through her expertly curated guests, she sheds light on invaluable topics such as wealth-building, funding opportunities, and business growth. Catherine's exceptional talent lies in her ability to bring out the brilliance of her guests, ensuring that we, as listeners, can learn from each and every one of them. I wholeheartedly recommend this podcast.
This show is full of helpful and supportive information for women who are ready to take their work to the next level. It’s invigorating to hear Catherine and her guests speak about wealth building, and most inspiringly, empire building!!! I am looking to understand how to attract investors to me, especially as a female entrepreneur, and this podcast answers all of my burning questions. Highly recommend