Women Becoming Investors - Forward Fest 2020
Learn the stats and facts about how women can begin leveraging their personal wealth to invest in women entrepreneurs.
Co-hosts, Heather Wentler, Jillana Peterson, and Richelle Martin discuss the facts, personal stories, and key ways for how to take steps into investing in entrepreneurs and startups.
We also discuss the new Doyenne Investor Accelerator program that will debut in January 2021 and how you can get your name on the list for signing up.
This event was recorded during Forward Fest 2020 and was co-hosted with the Ellevate Madison chapter.
Thank you to Festival Sponsors and our event sponsor State Bank of Cross Plains for making this event possible.
Heather WentlerEmail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Wentler is an advocate for individuals who identify as female are strong, independent individuals capable of success. Professional trained as an educator, Heather pivoted into entrepreneurship as the Founder of Fractal, Madison SOUP, and is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Doyenne. She serves on various organizing committees, advisory boards, and has membership of organizations committed to advancing recognition and possibilities for women and girls.
Richelle MartinEmail : email@example.com
Richelle is the founder and Managing Director of the Winnow Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in Wisconsin-based startups. Richelle is originally from Milwaukee but has been in Madison for over a decade. She moved here to attend the University of Wisconsin Law School, which is where she first started working with entrepreneurs, through the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. She briefly practiced in other areas of law, but missed the excitement and ambition of her startup clients. Richelle found her way back to UW-Madison where she led a team responsible for negotiating research and development contracts, and administered grant programs aimed at commercializing innovations created by entrepreneurial-minded researchers. She started the Winnow Fund after recognizing she could help remove, or at least lower, some of the hurdles that may prevent entrepreneurs from pursuing their goals, like navigating the legal world, finding a capable team, and obtaining funding.