Women Who  
Venture

WoVen (Women Who 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 Who  
Venture

WoVen (Women Who 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: Keeping it real in business & fashion - A conversation with Julie Wainwright of The RealReal

Laura Chau sits down with Julie Wainwright, Founder and CEO of The RealReal. Deemed "tycoon of the preowned" by The New York Times, Julie is a true...
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WoVen Podcast: Working with grit (and a patient's perspective) in women’s health -- A conversation with Gail Maderis

This week's guest is Gail Maderis, president and CEO of Antiva, a biotech company that's developing novel, topical therapeutics for the treatment...
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WoVen Podcast: Building a brand (and a dream) with fewer, better things - A conversation with Karla Gallardo

Karla Gallardo is the co-founder and CEO of Cuyana, a San Francisco-based women's clothing and lifestyle brand. Born and raised in Ecuador, her...
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WoVen Podcast: Blazing a trail (and building a family) as a pioneering VC - A conversation with Ginger More

This episode of the WoVen Podcast features Ginger More, a true pioneer in the male-dominated venture capital world of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Tune...
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WoVen Podcast: Feeding the world (and saving the planet) - A conversation with Julia Collins

Julia Collins has dedicated her career to tackling some of the most difficult problems that our world faces: food insecurity, agricultural damage,...
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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...