UCalgary, The51 partner to create Financial Feminism Investing Lab pilot

September 23, 2020
The University of Calgary has partnered with The51 to establish a Financial Feminism Investing Lab pilot, which will help women-led businesses access women-led capital. Women found or co-found 30% of Alberta’s tech startups, but Shelly Kuipers, co-founder of The51 said that “there is a lack of opportunity for women to mobilize as leaders in investing.” The Financial Feminism Investing Lab is a non-credit program that will work alongside UCalgary’s entrepreneurship network. It will enable students to gain an understanding of the social and economic factors that influence women’s access to capital and the value of investing in organizations founded by females. “Through this pilot project we are looking to activate the future of female capital,” said Kuipers.  UCalgary  (AB)