Book Title: Impact With Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs
Authors: Suzanne Andrews, Jagruti Bhikha, Karen Bairley Kruger, Christine Emilie Lim, Wingee Sin and Hana Yang With
Contributing Authors: Geri Stengel and Susan Preston
Publication Year: 2016
Published by: Green Fire Press
WILL YOU SETTLE FOR LEAVING HALF THE WORLD’S WEALTH ON THE TABLE?
In a world where women’s capital remains underused, angel investing—providing money, human capital, and expertise for start-up or early-stage companies—offers a potent opportunity for women to impact the future. The authors—all seasoned players in the global business and investment community—share their personal stories and insiders’ insights in a clarion wake-up call intended to activate new women angel investors.
Both inspirational and actionable, Impact with Wings is a unique book offering the necessary tools and information for evaluating whether angel investing is an appropriate financial asset class for you. Whether you’re a woman who wants to tap into your previously dormant financial clout or an entrepreneur—of any gender—who wants to understand the huge potential of women’s economic influence, Impact With Wings will inform, educate, and inspire you.
About the authors:
The six women who cofounded Wingpact believe that when women begin to apply their financial resources to projects they care about, a more just and equal world will be created. They wrote this book as the first step toward catalyzing change, pursuing their vision of a world in which everyone has the opportunity to successfully express their talents and realize their dreams. Though they come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and phases in their lives—from a single career woman to a mother of four—they are united by their passion for empowering women and improving the global culture around investment.
"There's not just a gender pay gap. There's an angel gap, too. In 2013, only 19% of angel investors in the United States were women. Impact With Wings aims to close that gap, with a call to action for women to step up and invest!" -Jo Miller, founding editor of BeLeaderly.com and CEO, Women's Leadership Coaching, Inc.
"Bringing together the best ideas of well-respected thought leaders in the world of angel investing for women, Wingpact has created a powerful, engaging, and highly readable book that is also a call to arms. Whether you are thinking of investing, looking for investment, or want to learn more about the history and future of women as investors, I highly recommend this book." -Denise Brosseau, CEO, Thought Leadership Lab, cofounder, Springboard Enterprises
"As women achieve greater financial success, they are looking for projects they can support on behalf of women. Impact With Wings covers a timely topic of interest for more women than ever. It is an extremely valuable and thought-provoking narrative, coupled with practical information on financing." -Dr. Marsha Firestone, president and founder, The Women Presidents' Organization
"Impact With Wings provides a terrific overview of why you (yes, you) should consider becoming an angel investor or entrepreneur. It covers a range of related topics including the pros and cons of crowdfunding and how certain old money patterns can hold us back and what to do about them. The authors' determination to enlist more women in providing and seeking capital will inspire you-and, fair warning, it could be life-changing." -Laurie Kretchmar, Up with Social, social media marketing consultant
"Women have significant financial resources that could profoundly impact the future of women across the world. Impact With Wings shows us how and why, with intimate, insightful stories from real women." -Julie Barnes, founder of Your Story Gold, Huffington Post Blogger, and secretary of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Sacramento
"There is no lack of women involved in entrepreneurship. Impact With Wings: Stories to Inspire and Mobilize Women Angel Investors and Entrepreneurs drives that home-as well as how to drive female entrepreneurs forward. This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the future of the economy." -Elmira Bayrasli, author of From The Other Side of The World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places and cofounder of Foreign Policy Interrupted
"A truly inspiring book by smart, accomplished, powerful women, highlighting the benefits of investing in, and funding options for, women entrepreneurs. This is a must-read book for any woman entrepreneur looking to expand her own knowledge of funding opportunities, as well as investors who are looking for alternatives for their investment portfolio. As a Certified Financial Planner, I am excited about this time in our economy and feel confident with pioneers like the authors, the US economy will move forward in a positive way through women's entrepreneurship." -Brittney Castro, CFP(R), CRPC(R), AAMS(R) and founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women
"The number of female angel investors is growing, but still lags behind the pool of male counterparts. Impact With Wings is a call to action for women to join the band of angel investors and is an excellent primer for entrepreneurs as it provides a blueprint for the early-stage funding process. A major impediment to women's entrepreneurial success is a lack of access to capital, and one way to increase access is to get more women involved in providing funds to disrupt the bias in today's investment landscape. 'Women helping Women' is a core tenet of The CLUB, and we applaud the authors for demystifying angel funding." -The CLUB, an Incubator of Women Leaders, www.theclubsv.org