Championing Gender Inclusivity in Business with Dr. Susan Clark Muntean

by | Leadership, Podcast, Women in Leadership

What can we do to create more gender inclusivity in the workplace? Especially in entrepreneurship, the gender gap for funding and support is staggering. Only 3% of all venture capital funding goes to female entrepreneurs. This means that 97% of all the dollars that go to startups that become high impact, highly successful companies are founded by men. What can we do to change that gap?

In this week’s podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Susan Clark Muntean. Susan teaches courses in Management, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Entrepreneurship, and Consulting. She holds a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (“USASBE”) and is active in the Asheville entrepreneurial community as a mentor, public speaker, author and advisory board member. 

Her new book, Entrepreneurial Ecosystems:  A Gender Perspective, is co-authored with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Clark Muntean has held both academic and professional positions in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including with the London School of Economics, IBM Consulting Group, Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Today, we discuss gender inclusivity in the workplace, the gender gap in entrepreneurship, and how leaders and gatekeepers can communicate and advocate for change within organizations.  

In this episode:

8:30- What does research tell us about gender inclusivity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem?

15:00- How can men flip the narrative to help close the gender gap? 

21:00- What can we do to help others become aware of their implicit biases?

25:45- How can women support other women in business and entrepreneurship?

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