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Female Founders Conference: Women in
Healthcare and Venture Capital



King's Entrepreneurs, female founders event was a significant step towards recognizing and celebrating
the contributions of women in entrepreneurship and innovation. It also highlighted the importance of
diversity in leadership, which has led to a surge in women-led start-ups and increased funding for
women in the industry. The industry event was designed to bring together inspiring speakers who have
made significant strides in their respective fields, with the aim of informing attendees and highlighting
the important role that women play in the industry. The event was divided into two separate panel
discussions, with the first one focusing on women in healthcare, and the second one on women in
venture capital.

The Women in Healthcare panel began with a brief introduction from the organizers, highlighting the
importance of women's voices in the healthcare industry. The panel discussion featured renowned
healthcare experts including, Dr. Namrata Rastogi, Tanya Yankova and Dr. Ishani Patel.  During the panel
discussion, speakers shared their experiences as women in healthcare entrepreneurship, discussing the
challenges they faced and the strategies they used to overcome them. They emphasized the importance
of building a strong network, seeking out mentors and allies, and developing a clear value proposition to
attract investors. 

One of the key themes of the discussion was the need for more women investors in the healthcare
industry. Women-led start-ups are often overlooked by male-dominated venture capital firms, which can
make it difficult for them to secure funding. However, as more women enter the field of venture capital
and bring their own experiences and perspectives to the table, there is hope that this trend will begin to

Another topic that was discussed was the importance of diversity in healthcare leadership. Women,
people of colour, and members of other underrepresented groups bring unique perspectives and insights
to the table, which can lead to more innovative and effective solutions to healthcare challenges. By
promoting diversity and inclusivity in healthcare entrepreneurship, we can help ensure that the industry is
better equipped to meet the needs of all patients.

Overall, Each panelist brought a unique perspective to the discussion, providing attendees with a
comprehensive understanding of the current state of the healthcare industry. They shared their valuable
insights and experiences, enabling attendees to gain a better understanding of the industry. Attendees
also had the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panellists directly, making the event both
informative and interactive. The Women in Healthcare event was a resounding success, celebrating the
role of women within the start-up space and healthcare innovation.










The second part of the event included the Women in Venture Capital event, which, featured industry
professionals Emma Steele, Partner at Ascension, Harriet Wright, Investment Lead at Techstars,
and Chantal Cox, Early Stage Investor at Octopus Ventures. The speakers discussed various topics,
including challenges and opportunities in today's market and how to break into the industry. Each

panellist brought their unique perspective to the discussion, providing attendees with a comprehensive
understanding of the current state of the venture capital landscape.

Female Founders was also an excellent forum for networking and exchanging ideas with other
professionals in the field. Attendees engaged with the panelists directly during the Q&A session, where
they asked their burning questions and gained valuable insights. Emma Steele, Harriet Wright, and
Chantal Cox captivated attendees with the insights shared by each panelist, inspiring attendees to
pursue their investment strategies with renewed energy and determination. Moreover, it was a significant
milestone in breaking barriers and paving the way for female entrepreneurship. The diverse and
accomplished speakers provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing women
in the healthcare and venture capital industries. The event empowered attendees to pursue their goals
with renewed energy and determination, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to
succeed in their respective fields.













In conclusion, the female founder's event highlights the important contributions of women in the field of
entrepreneurship and innovation. The event was a significant step towards breaking down barriers and
promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to
learn from successful female leaders.

By Yasmin Asghari
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