Women in Tech: A Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein and Heather Hiles
Monday, January 27th from 7pm-9pm
Freada Kapor Klein, Partner Kapor Capital and Heather Hiles, Founder and CEO, Pathbrite
Moderated by Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Research and Innovation at Singularity University
ABOUT THIS EVENT
It's no secret that being a female founder comes with a unique set of challenges. While fundraising can be difficult for all founders, recent studies show an alarmingly higher rate or fundraising success for male founders. Why is that? Is it a confidence issue? Is it unconscious bias telling investors that women are less capable leaders? Are women less likely to sell the hyper-growth storyline that investors crave?
In this intimate fireside chat we will discuss these questions (and many more) through the perspective of an active angel investor and a successful entrepreneur, who both bring decades of experience to the conversation
Come for the talk, stay to connect with a community of passionate, forward-thinking bussinesswomen.
Wine, hot cocoa, and light snacks will be served.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Heather HilesFounder and CEO, Pathbrite
Heather Hiles is the founder and CEO of Pathbrite, the world’s leading Portfolio Learning Platform. Launched in 2012, the company currently supports more than 500 schools, colleges, universities, and organizations. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an increasingly global footprint, Pathbrite's Portfolio Learning Platform is poised to transform learning, teaching, and assessment across the globe.
ABOUT THE moderator:
Vivek Wadhwa is Vice President of Research and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished visiting scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning, Emory University. He is author of ”The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”–which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.