Women Can Be Angels, Inc., a 501(c)3 formed to educate and engage women to take part in Angel Investing, will hold its first fundraiser on October 23, 2018 in downtown Nashville, and will feature long-time entrepreneur, investor and healthcare CEO, Dr. Michael Burcham as Keynote Speaker.
Originating in 2016 as a grass-roots effort to inform women about Angel investing as a part of their overall wealth management strategy, WCBA has evolved into the only 501(c)3 educational organization serving women regardless of investor qualifications. Staffed by men and women volunteers serving dozens of “Angels in Training” in multiple states, WCBA has already seen some members make their first Angel investments.
WCBA offers informational sessions, online magazine and tutorials, networking, and ongoing opportunities for mentorship. Additionally, WCBA works with Angel groups, networks and funds to offer opportunities to attend meetings, roadshows, and other presentations, with the goal of enabling more women the opportunity to expand their financial portfolio. As an objective educator, WCBA does not recommend or facilitate any specific investment or investing organization.
“Nashville has always been home to innovation and a thriving entrepreneurial mindset; to launch Women Can Be Angels here and engage with our industry’s leading influencers makes perfect sense,” said Dr. Michael Burcham, CEO of Narus Health. “So many phenomenal ideas are brought to life and fueled by Angel investing; to have a very strategic influence and purposefully broaden this reach to women will catapult an already thriving niche to something much greater than we can ever imagine.”
“Aside from the ever-lingering wage gap, there is a bigger financial inequality for women as it relates to investment returns and long-term wealth building,” said WCBA Founder and Board Chairman, Karen Thomas. “This is because one of the most lucrative instruments (Angel investing) is shared primarily through word of mouth, and the preponderance of men currently participating are more likely to share with their close friends (other men) than with women. WCBA aims to change this by teaching women about Angel investing and how to assess it as a part of their overall wealth management strategy.”
The Women Can Be Angels, Inc. Fundraiser is an invite-only event and will be held in partnership with Bass, Berry and Sims, PLC. To learn more about the event, please visit the event page at https://bit.ly/2DtDixr
WCBA offers corporate sponsorship and private donor packages, and is open to partnerships with organizations that can help advance the education of its “Angels in Training.” To learn more about working with Women Can Be Angels, or to become a member, please visit them online at http://womencanbeangels.org/, or call 615-682-2084 for more information.