Since 2013, JFD has been producing an annual study to reflect on the under-representation of women in tech and entrepreneurship.
These annual studies reveal concrete lessons and actions to improve the representation of women in tech and entrepreneurship.
the first study dedicated to the representation of women founders and leaders within the future generation of impact startups in France.
In the presence of Jean-Noël Barrot, Minister Delegate in charge of Digital Transition and Telecommunications, JFD in partnership with EY and FD unveiled its 11th study on March 8th at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty.
“Invest In Her” is the first study dedicated to the representation of women founders and leaders within the future generation of impact startups in France.
Entrepreneurship, education, training, investments and investors’ interest… all topics addressed by the study, which opened the debate and served as an introduction to the panels composed of female entrepreneurs, school leaders, investors and other key players of the tech ecosystem.
The event continued with a matchmaking session between women entrepreneurs and investors (VCs and business angels). A new generation of women came to submit their ambitious impact projects, which are already at the heart of investors’ reflections.
This growing involvement of women is encouraging insofar as Impact strategies are attracting more and more investors. This suggests that, in the long term, there will be a greater representation of women in French tech.
Today, women are entrepreneurs in increasingly varied sectors that are firmly rooted in our daily lives. This shows the strength of their motivation and their desire to influence the major debates in society. This is a positive underlying trend that must be supported and amplified.
Speech by Jean-Noël Barrot, Minister Delegate for Digital Transition and Telecommunications
Presentation of the results of the “Invest in Her” study with Delphine Remy-Boutang, Founder & CEO JFD, Emmanuelle Ratsimialavahoaka, Senior Manager EY, Franck Sebag, Partner EY and Maya Noël, Managing Director France Digitale
Education & impact entrepreneurship: How to encourage diversity of profiles to meet the challenges of our society?
The participation of women entrepreneurs in Tech is crucial to ensure a greater diversity of perspectives and solutions for our societies. While the issue of gender diversity in business schools is less and less relevant, the feminisation of engineering schools is a subject that needs to be addressed. Can a better representation of women in these institutions encourage greater gender diversity in tech and thus contribute to the creation of more inclusive and equitable innovations?
To discuss the different initiatives and policies that can be put in place to achieve a better balance, we welcome : Aude Guo, Co-founder of Innovafeed, Inge Kerkloh-Devif, Senior Executive Director HEC Paris – Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Elodie Perthuisot, Executive Director E-Commerce, Data & Digital Transformation at Carrefour, Barbara Sessa, Senior Vice President Product Management, Mastercard and Anita de Voisins, Director of Entrepreneurship CentraleSupélec.
Moderated by Hortense de Roux, President of Grandes Ecoles au Féminin.
What are the levers to increase the share of women in fundraising?
Future opportunities for investment in women-led impact start-ups: a major economic challenge for the finance and technology sector. Funding for women in tech is still insufficient, even though the opportunities exist. To take stock of the positive prospects for investment in women-led impact startups, we welcome : Asmaa Chakir Alaoui, Co-founder & CEO VelyVelo, Romain Lavault, General Partner Partech, Alix de Renty, Co-founder The Ladies Bank and Jessie Toulcanon, Co-founder & CEO PickMe.
Moderated by Florence Richardson, President Women Business Angels & Co-founder WinEquity.
From entrepreneur to entrepreneur: 5 tips to go faster and further!
With Alexia Cordier, Co-founder Fifty and Clara Pigé, Co-founder Captain Cause
With Delphine Remy-Boutang, Founder & CEO JFD, Emmanuelle Ratsimialavahoaka, Senior Manager EY, Franck Sebag, Partner EY and Maya Noël, Managing Director France Digitale
Matchmaking women entrepreneurs & investors