PLEDGE with LINDA GRANT: CHAIRWOMAN OF VIRGIN STARTUP
Female founders are making waves and we’re bringing in more revenue too. Virgin StartUp Chair Linda Grant joins me as Virgin StartUp announces their new PLEDGE to commit to a 50/50 funding target for men and women by the end of 2020. Linda and I discuss the relationship between action + confidence, women’s access to capital and what’s next for creating gender parity.
Linda is Chairman of Virgin StartUp which helps entrepreneurs start, fund and scale their business, Advisory Board member of Equiida a board effectiveness and search company dedicated to inclusiveness and performance improvement for major companies globally and she is a director of Spirit of 2012 a National Lottery trust that funds projects to sustain the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games common sense of purpose, joy and togetherness.
Linda has had over 25 years experience in developing and executing transformational growth strategies within major media groups such as DMGT Plc. (as Managing Director of Metro UK and prior to that Group Commercial Development Director for the consumer arm) and at Capital Radio Group Plc. (as Managing Director for the Commercial Division having originally joined as Strategic Marketing Director).