Lisa Wang

About Me

Lisa Wang is the Founder and CEO of SheWorx, the global collective of ambitious female entrepreneurs redefining leadership. Recognized as the leading female entrepreneur event series, SheWorx has reached over 20,000 women, providing access to top investors, mentors, and actionable business strategies to build and scale successful companies. Lisa is a former Olympic-level gymnast, 4x US National Champion, and U.S. Hall of Fame Inductee. She was named CIO’s “Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017” and was featured on Forbes Leadership for the resilience and tenacity she brings from her athletic training to the SheWorx mission. She is a former Wall Street hedge fund analyst and a graduate of Yale University.

My blog posts

She Had All The Odds Against Her. Here's Her Journey To $1M

Can social impact and venture capital co-exist harmoniously? Startups are rewarded for exponential growth rather than sustainable growth, “disruption” rather than true societal impact, competition rather than collaboration. When venture capitalists hear the words "nonprofit" or "charity" they will quickly dismiss them. As the name suggests, "nonprofit," surely has no connotation that suggests profitability. However, one female founded team, has shown it is possible to do well and do good.

8 Financial Considerations Before You Begin Fundraising

Eight Tips from Greg Ho, President of Spring Mountain Capital, Former CFO of McKinsey, and SheWorx Mentor.

Gender Parity: Four Discussions Men & Women Need to Have

According to Crunchbase, female-founded startups are not on the up curve. In fact, the number of venture-backed companies with at least one female partner has plateaued at around 17% since 2012, with only one-third of that number representing female-only founder teams. While organizations like SheWorx are working with both entrepreneurs and investors to address challenges that female founders and underrepresented minorities face in the startup world, men remain at the forefront, particularly when it comes to banking the big bucks. Difficult to fathom, given the fact that startups with female founders almost universally outperform their male-only counterparts. So why is this trend still the accepted cultural norm? When it comes to the dominant conversation, what still needs to be said, in order to shift the needle towards gender parity?