Wende Hutton has been a venture capitalist for more than 25 years. A remarkable feat because, even today, the stats show venture is still very much a boys club. In 2018, only 9.7 percent of U.S. venture decision makers were women. Twenty five years ago, gender metrics weren't even tracked, as there were so few women even operating in the field. Except for Wende.
Wende is a true industry pioneer. She took a college love of physiology to venture capital, where she's built a career on identifying, building and investing in companies that can change the practice of medicine by bringing new drugs, apps and devices to market.
She’s a source of motivation and inspiration to women across venture and the entire healthcare space. She has achieved a tremendous amount without having to compromise also being a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, and a person; making very deliberate choices her entire career to be able to have a balanced complete life.