Jennifer Wilson set out into the brutal world of venture capital determined to find and fund the most innovative women of the 1980s. If she could prove that women are a good investment, the floodgates would open and women would have the resources they need to make our world a better place.
In this uncharted territory, Jennifer encountered closed doors, sexual politics, backstabbing and questionable ethics…What would you invest to shatter the glass ceiling?
You'd think things would have changed since 1989. As recently as April 2015, according to the New York Times, just 6% of venture capital partners are women - women who might be more receptive to deals led by women. Only 2% of money invested by venture capital firms goes to women-owned firms according to a survey conducted by Wells Fargo and the National Foundation for Women Business Owners.
Women cannot change the world without financial resources.
Jennifer's theatrical version of her story, AND THAT’S WHAT LITTLE GIRLS ARE MADE OF, premiered onstage in San Francisco on October 19, 2012 and was produced by Diaspora Productions, LLC. The play has evolved into a screenplay to reach a broader audience, and transform our perceptions of women in the workplace.