Lisa Wang

  • SheWorx, Co-Founder
  • New York

About Me

Lisa Wang is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-founder 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

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? 

On Unethical Behavior: Stop Reacting, Take Action

The discussion around gender dynamics in tech has reached a tipping point. With both Travis Kalanick's resignation from Uber and Justin Caldbeck's resignation from Binary Capital, we are finally seeing progress: women's voices are not only being heard, they're being taken seriously. The VC/Founder relationship has had historically little oversight, making it ripe for abuse. Let's say it like it is, this type of behavior is unacceptable, and these stories happen far more often than we think.

SheWorx AAA Spotlight: Neha Murarka, Co-Founder & CEO, Smoogs.io

Founders in SheWorx are women who embody three core values. We call these the AAA Values: Ambition — We set big goals and push ourselves outside of our comfort zone. Action — We work around constraints and always find a way to get things done. Altruism — We give back to our communities and encourage the success of other women.