“I decided rather than convert women into men and say we need to be bolder and take more risks, what if women are the canary in the coal mine? What if everything about women is right?
“Every month, you get an ‘ask’ of the network and it goes out in an email to everybody,” says Saunders. “We have a 100:1 ratio of women in our network to entrepreneurs and within 24 hours of that email going out, women get exactly what they ask for. It’s unbelievable.
“On top of everything else, all venture capitalists want to find is unicorns – which are these companies that get to a billion dollars very quickly. They come to market and decimate everything else. Think Uber.”
That’s why she is so determined and passionate that the investment model of SheEO will truly change the world.
Worldwomen17 is a conference by women, for women, to give guests a space where they can be inspired by powerful local and international individuals who are manifesting change in education, health and business.