The Investing in Women Code

The Investing in Women Code aimed at banks, VCs and Angel investors was developed as a result of the Alison Rose review in 2019 which identified the barriers that many women face in accessing finance. The code looks at three main areas of action for finance providers: appointing a diversity champion for each organisation responsible for supporting good practice; collecting gender based data on investments and implementing good practice in how women founders are treated in approaching finance providers. A number of VCs and Angel groups have now signed the Investing in Women Code, but many more members of the investment community have the opportunity to show their commitment to increasing investment in women founders.

Join us on Thursday 23rd July at 11am as we bring together  Amy Ellington, HM Treasury and signatories Sarah Turner, Angel Academe and Joseph Zipfel, Start Up Funding Club who will outline what is involved by committing to the investing in women code; what is the approach to data collection and what practises they are adopting in their angel group to improve the outlook for female entrepreneurs across the UK to access the equity they need to achieve their growth ambitions.

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Meet the speakers: 

Amy Ellington
Policy Advisor, HM Treasury
Amy is a policy advisor at HM Treasury, where she focuses on business support, SME productivity and the implementation of the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship. Prior to joining HM Treasury, she was a policy advisor at DCMS focused on digital skills.




Sarah Turner
Co-founder, Angel Academe

Sarah is an entrepreneur and angel investor. She’s spent most of her career working in digital technology internationally as an advisor and connector. In 2014 she co-founded the fast-growing and award-winning angel network, Angel Academe. Angel Academe invests in women founded and co-founded technology startups who are already demonstrating some commercial success. Their nearly 30 investments include: Provenance, which uses the blockchain to improve supply chain transparency; Raremark which uses AI to help patients with rare diseases make informed choices about care; and Fiskl, a fintech for SMEs.


Joseph Zipfel
CIO, SFC Capital

Joseph Zipfel is Chief Investment Officer at SFC Capital. Joseph joined SFC in 2014 and is responsible for managing SFC’s investments and fundraising activities, as well as operating the SFC Angel Network. Prior to this, he worked in investment banking, most recently at Nomura International.

Date and time
23 July 2020
11:00 - 12:00
Venue Address
Zoom Webinar