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Unpacking Gender Bias in Startup Investing: A Data-Driven Perspective

October 25 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Gender diverse teams make better decisions across a wide range of settings, including startups. Nevertheless, investors make few investments in women, especially female CEOs. This talk will share data-driven research findings that shed light on the nature and extent of gender bias in venture capital allocation. Solutions for lasting change will be discussed.
Speaker: Researcher and entrepreneur, Dr. Maya Ackerman, is an expert on Machine Learning, named “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Santa Clara University, and CEO/Co-Founder of musical AI startup, WaveAI. Interviews with Dr. Ackerman appeared on NBC News, New Scientist, Sirius XM, and international television stations across the globe, and she has been an invited speaker at the United Nations, IBM Research, Google, and Stanford University, amongst many other venues. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Caltech and UC San Diego.
Hybrid event: @Santa Clara University and @virtual*
500 El Camino Real
Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation SCDI 3301
Santa Clara, CA
* Zoom info will be sent shortly before the event to those who are registered. Registration ends at 4:30PM on Oct 25.
Room: SCDI 3301, Bldg: Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, United States, 95053

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