Ochsner Innovation Stage

When trailblazing, inspiration, strategy, and community guide you to overcome roadblocks and setbacks. Building a successful company and raising capital is a tough process - particularly for ventures with female or minority founders. According to data from the VC database pitchbook, in 2017, all-women teams received just $1.9 billion of the $85 billion total invested by venture capitalists - that's roughly 2.2%. Darlene Gillard Jones is co-founder of ATL/NYC based digitalundivided, one of the nations first incubator and accelerator programs targeting Black and Latinx women founders. She will join Andrea Chen, Executive Director of Propeller in a dynamic discussion on their roads to becoming eco-system leaders - utilizing their platforms to level the playing field. They will share insights on raising capital, and the power of leveraging personal experiences to generate influence and impact.


Andrea Chen Propeller
Executive Director
Darlene Gillard Jones digitalundivided
Founding Team & Director, Community