Women Angels 4 STEAM
WA4STEAM is a growing international community of women angel investors seeking to expand women entrepreneurial presence in the STEAM fields.
When the association was established, we were 30 experienced professional women many of whom have little investment experience but hold significant working experience and come from very diverse backgrounds. Our primary objective is to support individuals’ investments in STEAM and to propel projects that are led by women.
On an individual basis, women angels seek to enrich their experiences by collaborating in leading edge projects, contrasting their visions with other professionals and ultimately to grow professionally and personally. Additionally, for many angels, to support other women entrepreneurs has become a personal objective, and WA4STEAM provides them with the opportunity to make this goal a reality.
The willingness to drive and reinforce women’s role in investments grows together with the aim to do it sheltered under a group. While each WA investment decision is made individually and independently (no one is required to invest), the group provides a favorable environment to evaluate options, assess and face uncertainty and risk, and permits access to larger investment opportunities.
In summary, WA4STEAM may be described as a “gregarious group” one which shares:
- A common aim.
- Clear and agreed goals.
- A respect for the individual.
- Cohesion based on honesty, trust, respect, commitment and mutual support.
- Wisdom, information, access to networks and professional communities that are shared with other co-members.
- The objective of being rigorous, reliable and operatively simple and pragmatic, as WA’s time availability is limited.