50 ACTION 50

Startup & Innovation Teams: Better Returns With Gender Balance

February 7, 2018 | Chicago | Host: mHUB

Startup & Innovation Teams: Better Returns with Gender Balance

How might entrepreneurs and innovation teams tap into gender diversity as a success strategy from day one?

How do we act on the data showing that ROE is 35% higher in organizations that include women among senior management? Venture capital firm First Round Capital found that investments in companies with female founders performed 63% better than in all-male firms. What can we do, as  leaders and entrepreneurs, to leverage these facts when we build our teams? Why don’t we know this and why don’t we act on it.
Join us! Together we will explore and create actions that will impact a women’s ability to realize her full  economic potential and contribution.  This is a company and investor issue.
The 50 ACTION 50 Committee brings a spot light to these facts. The forum workshop results in you having actions you can take within your organization to foster better returns via balanced teams.



The Fact

It is a fact that when organizations champion the contributions of women in their workforce they gain a strategic advantage which leads to better returns.

The Action

50 ACTION 50 brings women and men together to commit to activate women’s full economic potential and contribution.


Will your organization be one of the 50? Apply and find out. Join an influential community of high-profile women and men committed to Act within their organizations. This day-long Summit will result in a commitment to execute actions that will positively impact their organizations. Attendees will work in teams to identify one key action to take back to their organization.

Sponsors & Participant Companies

  • Google
  • shire
  • multiple
  • Kcura
  • impact
  • i.c. stars
  • Gems
  • dirtt
  • cusp

The Committee