Special Episode: Redefine Your Comfort Zone

Special Episode: Redefine Your Comfort Zone

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For @MorganStanley's latest Access & Opportunity Podcast, Carla speaks with Edith Dorsen and Reggie Van Lee about their success with the Womens VC Fund and the value of investing in companies with diverse leadership. https://bit.ly/3s4m5hZ

Summary

Carla speaks with Women’s Venture Capital Fund founder Edith Dorsen and Reggie Van Lee, Partner and Chief Transformation Officer of the Carlyle Group about their success with the Womens VC Fund and the value of investing in companies with diverse leadership.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:50am

CONTENT: Blog

Edith Dorsen is the founder and Managing Director of the Women's Venture Capital Fund, which focuses on investing in companies with diverse leadership. Joining her is Reggie Van Lee, an early believer and advisor to the Fund, as well as the Chief Transformation Officer of the Carlyle Group. Together they work towards fostering equity in the venture capital industry. In this episode, they discuss the inspiration behind the Fund, the challenges they faced early on to persuade skeptics of the value in diversity and the Fund’s plans for the future. Come on and join us for the ride.

Check out the HBR article "Institutional Investors Must Help Close the Race and Gender Gaps in Venture Capital" co-authored by Reggie Van Lee and Ilene H. Lang.