During our shifting economic climate, AnitaB.org, a nonprofit social enterprise, and Founder Gym, an online program training underrepresented founders on how to build successful companies, both saw the need to provide timely information for women founders.
In turn, they created TheStartUp!, a six-part webinar series to provide free information for women founders in need of relevant resources and information to help build and scale their businesses amidst this unique time.
The idea behind this collaboration is a culmination of business development and learning opportunities for women technologists and aspiring tech founders. Both companies are thrilled about this new partnership as they contribute their level of expertise in community engagement for women in tech.
“Through this partnership, we will foster the development of more women-led startups that are equipped to navigate challenging experiences and overcome turbulent times, to scale world-class, high-impact companies,” shared Mandela SH Dixon, founder of Founder Gym.
Brenda Darden Wilkerson, AnitaB.org President and CEO, contended that “Women are talented problem solvers who uniquely understand how to apply technology that addresses needs only they can see.”
She also added that women are more than capable of pursuing goals for their tech businesses and conquering obstacles like systemic institutional and individual biases.
The webinar series aims to quantify and maximize exposure for women founders so their technological contributions can be of service to all. AnitaB.org and Founder Gym are hopeful that TheStartUp! will help women in tech leverage their unique experiences to define and carve their own paths toward success in their entrepreneurial endeavors.
The first webinar in the series, “Get Your Mind Right,” will take place on April 14 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. This first webinar will inform women of tactical tips to establish daily routines so they’re more confident in navigating the operations of a startup.
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