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Fostering Equity and Diversity in HealthTech Venture Capital

Tara Bishop and Eileen Tanghal recognized that bringing together the knowledge, practices, and diverse thinking of healthcare and technology can be transformational. They founded Black Opal Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in companies finding innovative solutions to the healthcare industry’s unsolved problems, including uncured and unmanaged disease, lack of access to care, poor quality and medical errors, health disparities, and unsustainable costs. Black Opal is committed to supporting diverse founders, increasing diversity on boards and management teams, and improving health outcomes for diverse populations.

Pooja Eppanapally, WoWE’s Investment Manager, sits down with Dr. Tara Bishop and Eileen Tanghal, General Partners of Black Opal Ventures, to discuss the opportunity for HealthTech investing, the importance of advancing health equity, and approaches to bridging the gender gap in venture capital.


The XX Edge: Unlocking Higher Returns and Lower Risk

Seasoned executives and investors Patience Marime-Ball and Ruth Shaber demonstrate the new paradigm where women are at the center of investing as agents and actors—not just as beneficiaries.

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Women of the World Endowment is an investment nonprofit focused on centralizing women as economic, environmental, and social changemakers while delivering market-rate returns and impact at scale.

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