IDC European Woman in Venture Capital

EUROPEAN WOMEN IN VC IDC #EUR148997722 © IDC 2022 12 With the launch of InvestEU, the EIF is strengthening its resolve on the path towards embracing diversity. We have an objective of fostering women’s economic empowerment. In particular, we are committed to supporting the participation of women in leadership positions with venture capital and private equity funds. This will be achieved through investments in funds that - in addition to pursuing our policy objectives - are at the same time managed by teams meeting gender smart investment criteria. We are convinced that female entrepreneurship will also benefit from having more female investors. In addition, we are planning to complement the investment activity with additional initiatives aimed to boost the investment readiness of female fund managers. This is something that we have been targeting for a while now, and I am proud that it is starting to take shape. At the same time, we know that there is still a lot of work ahead of us. ALAIN GODARD Chief Executive, European Investment Fund