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Jenny Just Denounces the Enduring Gender Gap in Funding During Entrepreneurship Summit for Women+

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization celebrated its 10th anniversary last month with a summit of women at the top of their games.

Founded by the ever-optimistic Wendy Diamond, WEDO aims to uplift women in business. She hosted the summit at the UN headquarters in Manhattan on November 17, two days before Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.

The summit’s speakers and panelists reflected on the progress they’ve made while also discussing ongoing and emerging obstacles, such as the gender gap in funding or the wave of anti-DEI bills and laws sweeping across the country.

The celebration drew top dogs who dispensed their entrepreneurial advice, as well as up-and-comers who pitched their business ideas.

Jenny Just speaking at the Women Entrepreneurship Day Organization event.
Courtesy of WEDO.

Jenny Just

Jenny Just, who made Forbes’ 2021 list of the 400 richest people in America, talked about founding Poker Power, a company that teaches women and girls how to play poker, which in turn — Just says — teaches them negotiating skills and how to take risks.

“What I’ve learned over more than 25 years in business is the biggest thing between where women are today and where they want to be requires taking a risk. Specifically, taking risks around money,” Just said.

h/t and thanks to Business Insider for posting the original article. Read it here.

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