Virtanza CEO Debbie Holzkamp will join a group of investors and entrepreneurs in an online panel on Friday, March 6 to discuss the role of women and people of color in the world of education entrepreneurship.
In a knowledge economy, the most important asset is people. Education is the key to unlocking their potential. However, for many, access to high-quality learning doesn’t happen. To address this challenge, there is a growing movement toward educational entrepreneurship, and there have been many successes. However, although human capital endeavor careers have an over-representation of women and people of color, the vast majority of education entrepreneurs are white men. Join a panel of investors and entrepreneurs to discuss this issue and also learn what USC has been doing to address the gap.
- Tonika Cheek Clayton , Managing Partner , New Schools Venture Fund
- Debbie Holzkamp , CEO , Virtanza, Career Pathways Company
- Doug Lynch , Senior Fellow , USC Rossier School of Education
- Tess Manning , Principal, GSV Ventures
- Aaron McCloud, CEO, Intervene
The discussion is Friday, March 6, at 8 a.m. PST (11 .am. EST) and will be held via Zoom meeting.