Astia was founded in Silicon Valley in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class women high-growth entrepreneurs. It is transforming the way businesses are funded in the here and now, providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures around the globe. They have recently had a number of investment successes and want to build on them to further their charitable objectives and build the number of successful women entrepreneurs. Continue reading
Jane Lewis is delighted to have been asked to be a keynote speaker at the inaugural caucus of the European Organisation Design Forum, in Frankfurt. The theme of the conference is “building and designing new forms of networked organisations”. The organisers have recognised that positive deviance is a great tool for creating and reinforcing networks in organisations, with a practical means of delivering results.
Jane will be joining speakers Professor George Romme, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Dean of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Professor Andrew Campbell, the Director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre.