Innovation ecosystems and women investment

Innovation ecosystems are the hub to connect startups, investors and support services for innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently, innovation ecosystems are working in silos, not connecting between them and only selected businesses and professionals are part of it. The majority are led by men and there is a lack of diversity and women in leadership positions or in decision making positions. The type of events and the communication style is very masculine and women are not represented in them. If the majority of woman investors have invested in woman founders, we need to increase the number of women leadership and participation in innovation ecosystems to increase the number of funded and supported woman entrepreneurs. Women and diversity are bringing different perspectives and values to innovation with more sustainability and more positive impact.