Before founding Women Investing in Women, Anu Bhardwaj spearheaded the 2010-2013 U.S.Department of Commerce private equity and venture capital Certified Trade Missions to the Nordics and Middle East, representing over $175 billion USD private-equity and venture-capital interests resulting in over $750 Million USD of capital raised in collaboration with the International Trade Administration, the U.S. Embassies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. Her client list includes top-tier global private equity, venture capital and fund-of-funds such as Irving Place Capital, Castle Harlan, W.L. Ross, Pegasus Advisors, NEA, Tullis Funds, New Leaf Venture Partners, CHL Partners, Cubera Private Equity, Bertram Capital, Lion Capital, Walden INDIA, Novak Biddle, Alinda Capital, New Atlantic Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital, Pantheon, Pathway Capital, TH Lee and Veronis Schuler Stevenson.
Fernanda Friedrich is an award-winning writer and director from Brazil. Over the last 10 years she directed award-winning documentaries and wrote for television shows and films in Latin America. Friedrich holds a Ph.D. in Film Television and Gender Studies and as an author she has three published books.
Lauren Turk is a social entrepreneur, activist and singer songwriter known for her daring, immersive shows and time-traveling vocals in French, Spanish and English. Lauren has presented two TEDx talks on music, tech and creativity and worked with GOOD, Google, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Airbnb, One Billion Rising and is the founder of Play with Music, a music and tech education program for underserved youth. Lauren holds bachelors degrees in Communications and Business as well as a dual masters in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Sciences-Po Paris.