Joanne Wilson is all about the development and celebration of female entrepreneurs. As co-founder of Women Entrepreneurs Festival and Gotham Gal, supporting and investing in women is something she has championed for the past 10 years. She has also invested in numerous companies including Taxi Treats, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, DailyWorth, and Nestio. Let’s not forget she’s also a mother of three and wife, avid reader, art collector and foodie.
Wilson shares her honest thoughts and philosophies on life in a recent interview conducted by the IE School of Communication, posted on their blog here. We enjoyed reading her perspectives and opinions so much, we thought we’d share the interview with our IE North America community.
“1. Please briefly explain yourself for those who are not familiar with you.”
“JW: Joanne Wilson. I have been blogging under the name Gotham Gal over the past ten years about technology, parenting, food, culture, investments and anything else that interests me. I am the co-founder of the Womens Entrepreneur Festival that is put on every January with the ITP department of NYU celebrating women entrepreneurs. I have been doing early stage investing in start-up companies for the past 8 years and 70% of the 70 companies that I have invested in to date are led by women entrepreneurs.”
“2. The organizations you have managed, worked with, and invested in seem to be driven by missions. What is the mission statement regarding with your life?”
“JW: I have had my fingers in so many different things over the course of my life. Supporting women has been top of the list over the past decade. If we really believe that the Internet was going to change the playing field then let’s figure out how all the start-up companies create a gender-balanced company from the get go and that they support both women and men having families.”
You can read the full interview with Joanne Wilson here, on the IE School of Communication blog. Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!