As MWF strives to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, we recognize that even the most successful entrepreneurs can be halted by deep-rooted (and often implicit) biases.
We’re always looking for ways to eliminate gender and racial bias in our ecosystem, so we recently developed a new, exciting approach to a pitch competition. Our 53 Voices Challenge asks women entrepreneurs to submit a 53-second voice recording of their business idea and a short 500-word concept paper for a chance to win up to $5,350. We believe by asking reviewers to simply listen to contestants during their application review, we will eliminate some biases from the process.
Chief Lending Officer
Michigan Women Forward