EIT opens call for investors to participate in Women2Invest

This initiative has the aim of helping women start their careers in venture investment and also giving investors access to a group of promising women with technical background that will add diversity to their investment teams.

Women2Invest is an access and training activity aimed at helping women coming from STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) fields and no or little knowledge of investment become familiar with the fundamentals of venture capital. The activity includes a combination of lectures, practitioners experience, simulation of investment processes and group work.

The ultimate goal is providing participants with a paid internship or job in a venture capital fund, a corporate venture capital fund or a corporate venturing unit. Participants will also have the opportunity to build a network of future colleagues, top-notch practitioners and key players in the venture industry. The activity is powered by Diversity VC Iberia and will run online for 8 weeks starting in mid-October 2022. This activity will be open officially for candidates in May.

Bring female talent to your team!

We believe women bring diversity to investment teams, a wider perspective of society, innovation impact and an unbiased view on start-ups from underrepresented communities. Women2Invest will help investors recruit from a carefully screened pool of promising women with STEAM background that have shown a keen interest in investment. The funds are required to commit to offer a paid internship or temporary position to a suitable candidate for their specific needs.

Women2Invest is looking for Venture Capital funds, Corporate Venture Capital funds and Corporate Venturing units:

  • Seeking new hires and committed to improve the gender-balance of their investment teams.
  • Offering paid internships in investment related positions for at least 2 months (as long as funds identify suitable candidates within the pool).
  • Committing to pay at least the minimum wage of their country.
  • Agreeing to allow candidates to combine training and internship (if coinciding).

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In case of any questions or inquiries please contact Ana Alcaine at ana.alcaine@eitfood.eu

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