Inspirefest 2017

Anne Ravanona

Founder & CEO, Global Invest Her

Anne Ravanona is founder and CEO of Global Invest Her, a platform and online community to help demystify the funding process for women entrepreneurs in early-stage companies and get them investor-ready. A passionate women’s advocate with more than 22 years of experience in global business, Ravanona spoke at TEDx to inspire everyone to invest in women entrepreneurs. She also advises Fortune 500 companies on gender diversity.

Ravanona is a regular, acclaimed speaker at conferences worldwide, helping to raise awareness, change unconscious bias, increase access to funding and close the $300bn funding gap for women-led companies. An entrepreneur herself, she is very active in the global start-up world, including as a judge at pitch competitions, mentor and speaker at Startup Weekend Women, C-suite adviser at Astia, and adviser to several tech start-ups.

Ravanona contributes regularly to the The Huffington Post, showcasing great women entrepreneurs, investors and leaders through her Trailblazing Women series. She was recently named as one of the 47 awesome Women in Tech 2017, and was also included in the Inspiring Fifty France 2016, and Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016.

Visit Global Invest Her, read her Huffington Post articles and follow her on Twitter @anneravanona or @globalinvesther