When: March 27th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Uber, 900 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, 94304
All proceeds of this event will be donated to nonprofit organizations founded by Brazilian female entrepreneurs in the Bay Area
It will take 108 years to close the gender gap across the world.
That’s the somber conclusion of the 2018 World Economic Forum study.
Despite a number of initiatives to promote equality, by public and private sectors, across the globe women continue to earn less, work more, have less participation in the labor force and are under-represented at the executive level of large corporations.
According to the study, the most challenging gender gaps to close are the economic and political empowerment dimensions, which will take 202 and 107 years to close respectively.
“When it comes to political and economic leadership, the world still has a long way to go. Across the 149 countries assessed, there are just 17 that currently have women as heads of state, while, on average, just 18% of ministers and 24% of parliamentarians globally are women. Similarly, women hold just 34% of managerial positions across the countries where data is available, and less than 7% in the four worst-performing countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Pakistan).”
Although modest, it’s important to notice that there are bright spots.
In the 2018 U.S. midterms, more women than ever were elected to the Congress. And, history is in the making at the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: it has the highest number of female candidates ever.
Moreover, the 2017/18 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report shows that the female entrepreneurship rate increased by 6.6%.
The best performing regions for female entrepreneurship are Latin America with an average female Total Entrepreneurial Activity (TEA) rate of 16.7% followed by North America at 12.8%.
A few of these entrepreneurs will participate in the 11th edition of BayBrazil’s Global Women’s Journey series!
We launched the series in 2011 and have been shedding a light on women’s advancements & challenges ever since.
On March 27th meet international female leaders and join an inspiring dialogue on tech innovation & entrepreneurship.
Partner at Floodgate
For the past 6 years, Iris has been a leader at Floodgate, a VC firm which invested in Twitter, TaskRabbit, Lyft among others.
She drives corporate relationships and works closely with portfolio companies on a range of strategic areas, including business development and financings.
Iris has a BA from Harvard University, MBA Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and before Floodgate she spent 10 years in investment banking.
Inspired by the GEM study findings, our 11th edition will feature Brazilian founders.
Meet our guest speakers, learn about their companies and vision on female entrepreneurship progress in Brazil.
Camille Almeida Levi
Founder & CEO
Camille is a lawyer, entrepreneur and inventor with several patents in Brazil, the USA and China. With a passion for design, technology, innovation, she founded FLEXHANGER, a foldable hanger with a patented mechanism which she designed and produced.Read More
Co-Founder & VP
Fernanda co-founded IDOR in 2019. The D’Or Institute for Research and Education is a Brazilian not-for-profit institute aimed at promoting scientific research and technological progress in healthcare and excellence in education. It offers professionalRead More
Mirelly transformed her passion for flowers into the third largest flower business of São Paulo. She co-founded Verbena Flores in 2011, e-commerce and a brick and mortar flower boutique serving clients such as Dior, Ferragamo, Chanel, and Valentino Read More
Founder & CEO
An educational entrepreneur, Tonia founded Fireworks.Edu in 2016, a platform to develop 21st-century skills and social and emotional skills during lifetime span to prepare people to be better individuals and better professionals to build a better world. In 2017Read More