Founder and CEO of Global Invest, Anne Ravanona demystifies the funding process and aims at readying women entrepreneurs for investors. Anne brings 22-years’ worth of experience to the table and has spoken at a number of international conferences, helping raise awareness and changing bias on a number of issues pertaining to women in this sector of the marketplace.
Herself an entrepreneur, Anne is active in the startup world. Some of her experiences include:
Anne is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post via her ‘Trailblazing Women’ series.
Her work has seen her on the receiving end of a number of accolades:
The Dublin University (B.A. in International Marketing and Languages) and Harvard Business School (Global Strategic Management – Executive Education) graduate has also taken up volunteer positions over the years. Amongst these are included:
Anne strives to raise awareness amongst both investors and women entrepreneurs regarding the barriers holding them back, helping them overcome them in order to gain faster funding. Anne presents fluently in English, French and Spanish.
"Anne is inspirational, energetic and believes in change. She speaks from her heart and is an exceptional storyteller. She made a fantastic addition to our Women’s program inspiring us all to believe in what’s possible."
“Difficult to describe Anne without looking like a fan! Sharp and reliable, creative and rigorous, warm and professional. As we have worked together on a sophisticated project in a complex environment, she particularly impressed me by standing up, through difficulties, as a partner, a true one.”
“Anne has an entrepreneurial spirit that shines through everything she does. We worked side-by-side in our professional association, where her pragmatism and hard work shone through. But it has been in the years since that I have really come to admire her ability to start and nurture initiatives, sometimes under very trying circumstances. She is driven by passion for the projects she undertakes.”