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Startup & Innovation Teams: Better Returns with Gender Balance
WE Design Think
Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Participate in the first in a series of public Forums that will explore how to Activate Women’s Full Economic Potential and Contribution.
Forum: Startup & Innovation Teams: Better Returns with Gender Balance
Getting better company returns with gender balanced teams is not widely known or an understood fact. We will explore the research and data that shows Return On Equity increases by 30% and overall startup teams with gender balance outperform single gender teams.
How Might Entrepreneurs and Innovation Teams be Encouraged to Consider Gender Diversity as a Success Strategy from Day One?
Attendees will be explore and make recommendations as to how might entreprenerurs and innovation teams be encouraged to consider gender diversity as a success stratey from day one. Speakers will inform the attendees around the facts that gender diversity delivers better returns. Join us for an evening that will have a posititive economic impact on the innovation and startup ecosystem as well as your business.
What is 50 ACTION 50?
We are women and men looking to move to action that will Activate Women’s Full Economic Potential and Contribution. Women and men together will move to action.
5:30 pm Networking
6:00 pm Speakers
Riana Lynn, CEO of Foodtrace
Heidi Brown, Co-Founder of Option Aways
7:00 pm Attendee Facilitated Workshop – explore the following question.
“How Might Entrepreneurs and Innovation Teams be Encouraged to Consider Gender Diversity as a Success Strategy from Day One?”"
8:00 pm Group Presentations
8:30 pm Closing Remarks
WE Design Think is a growing community of leaders and innovators who believe human-centered design can positively impact organizations, our communities, and our families. We listen, learn, and collectively innovate to remain competitive in a rapidly shifting global economy.
WE Design Think holds public workshops where people come together to solve problems using design thinking and other innovations tools.
Annually, WE Design Think selects a topic and address a topic at the forefront of private and public discussion. We convene organizations aligned to move to Action. Our 2016 50 ACTION 50 Program and Summit is to increase Enterprise Value by moving to action:
We would like to thank UPTAKE for sponsoring and hostin this 50 ACTION 50 forum. UPTAKE has open job positions. Find them here.