Episode Three: Women Supporting Women with Heidi Roizen

Episode Three: Women Supporting Women with Heidi Roizen

WORK180Aug 25, 2020

Heidi Roizen was the subject of the famous Harvard University Howard vs Heidi research into gender bias. As a is a venture capitalist, corporate director, ‘recovering’ entrepreneur and now partner at leading technology venture firm Threshold Ventures, she has her share of lived experience dissenting to bias. In a candid discussion with WORK180 co-Founder and CEO Gemma Lloyd, Heidi discusses the traits that successful entrepreneurs share, living a relationship-led life and career, and giving yourself permission to pay for help with the domestic load.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The Harvard Business School case study about Howard vs Heidi
  • The impressive gender balance in Heidi's fund and her commitment to investing in female-led companies.
  • What it takes to be an entrepreneur.
  • The idea of doing work for joy and setting your own terms.
  • Having a relationship-led life and career.
  • The benefit to all women of having more women in senior positions.
  • Women do an average of 14h more per week of unpaid men.
  • The book Getting to 50-50 around sharing domestic duties.
  • Giving yourself permission to get help managing the domestic load and choosing 'kid-facing activities' when you volunteer at school.
  • The increased domestic load falling on women during the pandemic.
  • Threshold Ventures and their investment decisions.

Love this Podcast so much that you can't wait to listen to another? Check out Episode Four: Young Women Rising and STEM Careers with Anastasia Volkova

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