Last month, more than 500 women gathered in Denver for the annual Women In Technology Conference from the Colorado Technology Association (CTA).
During the June 13, 2014 conference, the discussion focused on key differences in female vs. male management styles, funding for women-owned tech startups and other female-centric issues.
Watch InnovatioNews’ video about the event below.
In the video, Barbara Mowry, CEO of Gore Creek Advisors and chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, said that the future of Colorado is bright for launching a tech-centered business. According to Mowry, “The Fed has identified Colorado as the state coming out of the recession faster than any other state. Its universities are models of tech transfer, despite the fact that federal F&D funding for research has dropped precipitously since the mid-1960s from 2 percent of GDP to .8 percent.”
Mowry added that for women, it’s often harder to raise venture capital than it is for men, even though it can prove difficult for both genders. According to Mowry, the good news is that there are more women applying for venture capital and there are more funds reaching out to women, such as Golden Seeds. “It’s a very exciting time to be in technology in Colorado and it’s great to see the pipeline of women that are coming,” she said.