Founding Principal of FHI Ventures Urges Investors and Entrepreneurs to Embrace Gender and Minority Lens in Practices
Priyanka Rao, Founding Principal of FHI Ventures, urges investors and entrepreneurs everywhere to embrace a gender and minority lens into their practices during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Colleen
Wong
United States
18 Nov 2020

Priyanka Rao, Founding Principal of FHI Ventures, urges investors and entrepreneurs everywhere to embrace a gender and minority lens into their practices during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already threatened to derail progress made on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the need for investors and entrepreneurs to increase their commitment to applying a gender and minority lens into their investing and business practices is even more urgent.

Priyanka challenges entrepreneurs and investors across the globe to take part in the movement to inspire one another, have the confidence to dream big, and unleash their ideas -- especially those who may have never thought it to s possible. She believes that entrepreneurship not only spurs economic growth and development, but also attracts more private capital at scale in regions and by thematic issues.

FHI Ventures chooses to support entrepreneurs that foster cultures of respect and communicate these values through their mission and vision statements and put them to work in their daily business practices. Additionally, they believe that by valuing female and minority representation, leads to stronger talent pools and equitable solutions, breeding more innovation and success.

About FHI Ventures
FHI Ventures is an impact investment vehicle that matches the ingenuity of business entrepreneurs with the capital and support needed to bring new products and services to communities. They support early stage entrepreneurs seeking to solve the world's most pressing issues in the areas of health, education, and workforce development.

To learn more about FHI Ventures' work, visit their website: https://www.fhiventures.com/

Colleen is the Director for Partnerships at the Global Entrepreneurship Network. She works on all of GEN's flagship programs to identify and… More