Changing the Faces of the Investment Landscape: InvestHER Atlanta
In Atlanta, Ga., the Nasdaq Foundation and digitalundivided held the third InvestHER Power Series, a sequence of events spanning the country that spotlight inspiring Black and Latina women founders and investors. Designed as a safe space for learning and empowerment, the event explored the benefits of investing in diverse founders, the powerful connections behind networking among entrepreneurs of color and advice from one Black founder who pivoted in the disruptions of the pandemic to more than double her company's valuation.
The State of Investing and Entrepreneurship
Brittany Hale, Interim CEO of digitalundivided, and Jailan Griffiths, Global Head of Purpose at Nasdaq and President of the Nasdaq Foundation, introduced the event, setting the stage on the current landscape of investment for founders and funders of color.
Griffiths cited research by the Aspen Institute and Commonwealth , which was supported by the Nasdaq Foundation, that revealed women of color are less likely to participate in the capital markets because they do not feel the markets are for them and do not see themselves as investors.