Advancing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem
The future of the venture capital industry depends on its investments into itself, today.
Venture Forward is committed to helping the VC community become the best version of itself, by helping firms build strong, healthy cultures and values; lowering barriers to entry for historically underrepresented groups; and expanding opportunities for newcomers to thrive.
This study from the Harvard Kennedy School explores the interaction of having a technical background with gender biases in performance evaluations of male and female entrepreneurs and their proposed ventures through an experimental design.
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In today’s workplace, blatant discrimination has mostly been relegated to the dustbin of America’s past. However, in this book Freada Kapor Klein shows how even well-intentioned people can harbor unconscious biases that perpetuate stereotypes. Each year more than two million professionals and managers leave their jobs, pushed out from the pressure of small comments, whispered […]
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This is your go-to source for resources that support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the venture capital ecosystem. Explore what’s being done to move the industry forward, how you can contribute, and best practices to achieve your goals.
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Why is advancing the next era of venture capital important?
Venture capital is an American national treasure. It has fueled the advancement of innovation, economies, and people. It has created value, jobs, wealth, and life-changing products and services. Though venture capital as an industry may be young and as an asset class may be small, high-growth startups and their long-term investors have truly changed the world.
To continue the success of the industry’s past 50 years to the next 50 years and beyond, we must expand opportunities for people of all backgrounds to access the venture ecosystem and thrive. We must educate future leaders on best practices and help them learn from the industry’s rich history. We must help firms build strong, healthy cultures and values. We must keep the public and ecosystem informed through qualitative and quantitative insights.
By investing in tomorrow’s leaders today, we shape the next era of venture capital.
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