There is a significant gender gap in entrepreneurship. According to statistics by the Kauffman Foundation, women account for only 35.3% of the entrepreneurial activity in the US. This is even more pronounced in the fields of science and technology, where only 5.65% of women faculty obtain patents on their research (compared to 13% of men), often considered a precursor for starting a firm. Of Science Advisory board members serving in high-tech firms, only 6.5% are women.
And then there is Tara Lemmey.
Tara Lemmey is an American entrepreneur, technology expert, and innovation strategist. She is CEO of Net Power & Light, a San Francisco-based technology start-up developing immersive experiences for the Internet. She has co-authored more than 10 patents. In addition to Net Power & Light, Lemmey is chairperson of LENS Ventures, a strategic innovation company that works with leading institutions in creating next markets. (click here for her full bio.)
On Oct. 10th Tara will be visiting Özyeğin Universityand sharing her experiences as a women entrepreneur in technology, challenges and hopes, while also discussing new trends she sees in the technology field. Join us for an open talk and Q&A session with Tara as we explore how to fill the gap and encourage a new generation of women technology entrepreneurs.