We believe that strengthening women founders from the mindset out offers them the greatest chance for success.
Less than 3% of venture capital funding goes to women founders. And though there is much talk throughout the world of “giving women a seat at the table” to solve that funding gap, the reality is: a seat at the table is not enough. It ignores the disparity between male and female founders, because women face an additional, potent set of barriers that can include negative internal dialogue, social conditioning, and questioning of their expertise.
Our founder-first approach is focused on mindset development for women founders, strengthening them from the inside out while they build, preparing them for the gauntlet unique to them. We focus on building a strong foundation inside to achieve a more powerful, self-sustaining outside. Perhaps most importantly, we meet women founders where they are, and help elevate them to their next level, giving them a stronger opportunity for success.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The global economy needs more women founders to succeed. In fact, the future depends on it.
Our Programming Gives Women Founders a Better Shot at Success
Based on our global learnings over the last decade, we have 3 tailored interventions to give a woman founder what she needs in that moment to continue building and thriving. We meet her where she is, and help her get to the next level. With our programming, women develop a strong sense of self and community, and a confidence to pursue scale while staying true to their own inner needs.
At the end of our programs, she walks away with an increased ability to lead her startup through change and scale, including a strong sense of confidence, better agility to pivot through change, and a clear playbook for maintaining and increasing her resilience. She also becomes part of the wider IMPERIA global ecosystem of her peers, who understand her on a deep level.
What Makes It Work
Our methodology of Self-Directed Empowerment™ strengthens women founders from her mindset outward, developing the key traits for their success. Our curriculum is designed to be culturally agnostic, addressing themes that are inclusive to women everywhere. It can also be scaled up or down to suit short timeframes (workshop) and intensive projects (incubator or pre-accelerator).