Venture as a Catalyst for Changing the World with Cheryl Beninga

Do you believe that venture can be used as a global catalyst for change? We do. We’ve seen it time and time again with How Women Invest.





Cheryl Beninga, our guest this week, believes that we can each make our mark on the work by investing in women-owned companies. This week’s episode 27 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about using venture as a global catalyst for change!





In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Julie Castro Abrams and Cheryl Beninga share the importance of owning your power as a woman in male-dominated spaces. They also chat about how venture capitalism can be an intentional vehicle for change in our world.


Cheryl has 20+ years of investment experience working with leading technology investors, including Intel Capital and GE Ventures, on all stages of technology investing. She has been responsible for billions of dollars in venture investing, with over $50M in early-stage technology investments yielding over $2B in value. Cheryl is experienced at the board and operations level at all venture stages, from Seed round to IPO, and has experience in M&A transactions.


She is Co-Founder of FourthWave, a non-profit accelerator program for female-led, high-potential technology companies providing business mentorship, personal potential coaching, and access to capital. FourthWave cohort members have raised over $25M in capital, participated in Y Combinator, and earned national growth recognition from INC., TechCrunch, and others.


Some of the talking points Julie and Cheryl Beninga go over in this episode include:

  • Power in having support when you are juggling so many endeavors.

  • Learning by doing and taking risks.

  • Investing in positive impact technology so we can make the world a better place for future generations.

  • Women try to hide their intuition and fit in within male-dominated spaces. That’s a disservice to ourselves and those around us.


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