6th Annual Women Who Fund Forum: Investment in the Minority Space and Access to Capital

As the in-person networking and connections truly represent the backbone of the Women Who Fund Forum, we have decided to postpone until 2021 when we are able to meet face to face. Please stay tuned for updates on the future forum with keynote, panels, and more!

The virtual Women Who Fund program will provide insight on investment in the minority space. Hear from leading investors and entrepreneurs that have successfully raised capital to move their businesses forward. Highlights also include a pitch session highlighting dozens of minority-led companies and facilitated breakout rooms designed around registrants’ greatest professional needs. Join us online for our 6th annual event!

Presented by ACG Detroit Women’s Forum and University of Michigan Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, Ross School of Business

Advisory Committee: Ann Brophy, LLR Partners; Gina Staudacher, Howard & Howard; Kim Mattes, AON; Heather Madland, Huron Capital; Sharon Kimble, ACG Detroit; Mary Nickson, University of Michigan;  Kim VanCleef, DuckerFrontier; Sonali Vijayavargiya, Augment Ventures; Emily Bertsche Murto, SCG Equity


1:00 PM Welcome to the 2020 Women Who Fund Forum 
1:05 PM Keynote Address (tba)
Introduction Regina Staudacher, Howard & Howard Attorneys
Sponsored by Howard & Howard
1:50 PM Break  
2:00 PM Panel
2:50 PM Break
3:00 PM Pitches
3:20 PM Round Tables / Networking
Each participant will rotate once and visit two round tables during the session.
4:00 PM Forum Ends
Sept. 24-25 Michigan Private Equity Conference
Register at www.Michigan-PE.com

Our Sponsors

Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor Aon
Women Who Fund 2017 Sponsor BDO

Thank You to Our 2019 WWF Speakers


Mary Tolan

Chicago Pacific Founders


Rajesh Kothari

Cascade Partners

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Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA

Healthy Bytes; Curavi Health


Tim Petersen

Arboretum Ventures


Sarah Hirsch

Shore Capital Partners


Scott Lancaster

Spectrum Health Ventures


Mina Sooch

Ocuphire Pharma


Michelle Larkin, MSE

Director of Commercialization Programs


Regina Staudacher

Howard & Howard Attorneys

Travel & Accomodations

Graduate Hotel
615 E. Huron
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 769-2200

We plan to be live for the 7th annual Forum Fall 2021 and will see you back in Ann Arbor!

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