As we choose to challenge by championing women's equality and as part of the International Women's Day interview series Roberta Draper talks to Sarah Turner, CEO and co-founder of Angel Academe. Sarah talks about challenging stereotypes that still exist in the male dominated areas of technology and investment and how women often have to work a lot harder to establish their credibility outside of traditionally female areas.
Sarah discusses the incredible work Angel Academe does with women founders and investors to address the gender imbalance that still exists. Both the lack of money going to female founded businesses and the low number of women participating as angel investors, how these are linked and how diversity leads to better decisions and returns.
ABOUT Sarah Turner
She co-founded Angel Academe with Simon Hopkins in 2014 to encourage more women to become angel investors in tech startups. She has grown the network to c400 registered investors (70% women) who have collectively invested in 35 high growth, women-led tech startups.
ABOUT ROBERTA DRAPER
Roberta is a senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial team. She advises startup founders, angel investors and established businesses on a variety of corporate and commercial legal matters. She advises on early stage investments, share option schemes, shareholder agreements, share buybacks and company sales and acquisitions.