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Women-First Investing and Knowing Your Power with Erin Harkless Moore

Women founders and their companies are vastly overlooked when it comes to venture funding. Only 2 percent of funding is given to women-led teams, and that number gets even smaller when it comes to women of color. Erin Harkless Moore is here today to talk about why this number hasn’t gone up, and what we can do about it! This week’s episode 67 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about women-first investing and knowing your power!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Erin Harkless Moore is sharing the importance of aligning your work with your personal values and actionable steps you can take right now to level up your leadership qualities.

Erin Harkless Moore is the Senior Director of Investments at Pivotal Ventures created by Melinda French Gates to accelerate social progress in the United States. She leads the organization's fund and direct investment decisions, overseeing a diverse portfolio that drives breakthrough innovations and impact for people in this country. Erin has nearly 20 years of investment experience previously working as the Managing Director at Cambridge Associates.

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

  • The importance of aligning your values and your work with your professional interests.

  • Challenges and opportunities in the venture capital space.

  • Recognizing the biases that hold women back from raising capital.

  • Erin’s biggest lessons that have defined her career.

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