Study Names Georgetown as Second-Best at Turning Out Women in Venture Capital

An excerpt from McDonough Business School…

A study by Different Funds revealed that Georgetown University is the second-best university in graduating women who lead venture capital firms.

This accomplishment is remarkable considering that venture capital is typically dominated by males. According to Forbes, the percentage of females in venture capital dropped from 10% in 1999 to 6% in 2016.

Estelle Spanneut (B’21) believes Georgetown’s Venture Fellows Program, courses in entrepreneurship, and its encouraging atmosphere toward women enable the university to be a pioneer in the area.

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