Women of
Venture

WoVen (Women of Venture) is a platform that fosters community and programming for women across the innovation ecosystem. WoVen represents women in venture capital, in venture-backed companies and other adventuresome women in healthcare, tech and business.

Women of
Venture

WoVen (Women of Venture) is a platform that fosters community and programming for women across the innovation ecosystem. WoVen represents women in venture capital, in venture-backed companies and other adventuresome women in healthcare, tech and business.

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WoVen Podcast: Crafting success (and balance) in venture - A conversation with Wende Hutton

Our guest for this episode is Canaan General Partner Wende Hutton, who has been a venture capitalist for more than 25 years -- a remarkable feat...
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WoVen Podcast: Whipping up magic, from cupcake mogul to serial entrepreneur - A conversation with Candace Nelson

Our guest for this episode is Candace Nelson, whose career spans brick and mortar retail, e-commerce, media and investing. Her philosophy is that...
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Nina Kjellson: Introducing the WoVen Podcast, a series that celebrates remarkable women in healthcare, tech & business

We created this series to share (at some scale) women’s stories about how they achieve and how they do life.
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WoVen Podcast: Breaking ground (and battling bias) in brain surgery - A conversation with Dr. Odette Harris

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Odette Harris. She made history last year when Stanford’s department of neurosurgery announced she would become...
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Coming soon: The WoVen Podcast

We're excited to announce the launch of a new podcast from Canaan all about the lives and work of female entrepreneurs. Take a listen to our...
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Nina Kjellson: The roadmap for board diversity

Diversity is not window dressing. It is a positive predictor of performance and governance.
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Laura Chau: What's rarer than a unicorn in Silicon Valley? A female VC.

Canaan Associate Laura Chau reflects on the 3 major takeaways she's learned from women in venture capital.
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Nina Kjellson: Women's access to healthcare

Let's talk body politics.
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CNBC Video: Maha Ibrahim on how diversity among startup funders & founders drives higher returns

When it comes to Venture Capital, there’s a financial incentive to close the gender gap: Greater diversity yields higher returns. Maha Ibrahim sits...
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Spotlight on Wende Hutton’s 25 years in venture capital

General Partner Wende Hutton is an industry pioneer. Partner Julie Grant chatted with Wende about today’s scientific renaissance, the importance of...
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Business Insider: Wende Hutton shares her best career advice

Throughout her career investing in early-stage biotech companies, she's brought her children to board meetings, coexisted with a "band of...
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Maha Ibrahim: Canaan forward – diversity as an asset

Three of Canaan's general partners are women, and 40% of our investing team is female. Each of our paths to Canaan were different, but none of us...
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CNBC: 11 women who prove that health tech investing isn’t a boys’ club

There are higher numbers of female investors in health-tech than in traditional tech, according to new research. But women are still the minority....
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Bloomberg Video: Canaan's Maha Ibrahim on VC funding environment, harassment

Maha Ibrahim, Canaan Partners general partner, discusses the venture capital funding environment and gender bias in the industry with Bloomberg's...