SkyDeck Hosts the Founding Females Panel
SkyDeck hosted over 50 women active in entrepreneurship for our Founding Females panel discussion and reception. Cynthia Maxey of Bee Partners led the panel discussion that included Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Bioscience), Victoria Liang (Cota Capital) , Rikky Muller (Cortera Neurotechnologies), Laura Oliphant (Intel Capital), Laurie Peterson (Build and Imagine) and Aniyia Williams (Tinsel).
The event was structured as an open forum for prominent female founders and investors to share stories of their experiences and offer advice. The event was designed to encourage networking and promote the universal mission for an equal representation of women and men in entrepreneurship.
The atmosphere allowed women to comfortably and candidly discuss their careers and express their enthusiasm for disrupting male dominated industries. SkyDeck Executive Director Caroline Winnett highlighted that “women need a place to have a very honest conversation about what it is like to be a female in the startup world”. SkyDeck is dedicated to ensuring that the momentum of the event continues and the event is held on a regular cohort-to-cohort basis.