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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER : Though men still dominate, women are rising in Chicago venture capital

Apr 02, 2018 - Crain's Chicago Business
Board and Executive Moves

Women in Chicago's venture-capital industry back in 1989 didn't have much opportunity for networking, even when they traveled to Washington for the National Venture Capital Association's annual conference. After spotting the few women from other cities, they went out for dinner; the reservation was for fewer than 10, recalls industry pioneer Ellen Carnahan, who at the time was at William Blair Capital Partners in Chicago.

That gathering became a ritual that lasted nearly a decade, but the ...