The imbalance is well documented: The vast majority of funding in the entrepreneurship world goes to men—white men in particular.
According to one analysis, roughly 2 percent of venture capital funding in 2017 went to all-female teams, compared to 79 percent that went to all-male teams. A March 2018 report from the National Women’s Business Council cited a wide range of issues holding back women in entrepreneurship, from a lack of high-level networking opportunities to a systemic bias through “an unconscious association with less credibility and a lack of legitimacy” compared to men.
Image: Black Girl Ventures, which hosts business pitch competitions for women of color, has been a key part of Washington's inclusive startup community. Black Girl Ventures