Farms to Incubator Panelists Tell How They Took Charge
From the original article by Tom Leyde in The Californian:
Just how fast are women becoming a growing force in U.S. business? The figures are stunning.
Research conducted by IBM found that there are 11.3 million women business owners in the country, generating $1.6 bill annually and employing nine million people. And businesses owned by minority women are increasing at a rate of 45% annually. Latino women are the largest group among women entrepreneurs, the research found.
Making their mark in the AgTech world are:
- Diane Wu and Poornima Parameswaran, co-founders of Trace Genomics.
- Miku Jha, CEO and founder of AgShift.
- Jessica Gonzalez, co-founder and CTO of HeavyConnect.
- Christine Su, CEO and co-founder of PastureMap.
- Erica Riel-Carden, of the Riel-Carden lawfirm in Menlo Park.
All of the women cited the mentorship they received during their journey to becoming entrepreneurs. They stressed that mentorship is necessary to help minority women that will follow them into the agtech industry. They also said that being women made it harder for them to enter the field. ...
— Excerpt from the Feb. 17, 2017 article
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