PODCAST: How to break into venture capital

Two of this year’s Women of Influence, WOCstar Fund’s Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne and Supply Change Capital’s Noramay Cadena, discuss the road to success in VC.

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Gender equality has moved up the agenda within venture capital, and it is about time it should. However, the pace of progress is still not where it should be; a recent Axios survey found that 65 percent of US venture capital firms lack female partners. So, what is the solution? And what can VC firms do to attract more women into the industry at both an entry and senior level?

In this episode of Spotlight, WOCstar Fund co-founder and general partner Gayle Jennings-O’Byrne and Supply Change Capital managing partner Noramay Cadena share their insights on how women can navigate challenges associated with working in a male-dominated industry, as well as what needs to be done to make VC more inclusive.

Jennings-O’Byrne and Cadena are among 10 professionals featured in the venture capital category of PEI Media’s Women of Influence in Private Markets list, class of 2022. The list celebrates 60 outstanding women working in alternative assets across six categories: private equity, private debt, infrastructure, real estate, venture capital and cross asset class.