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Women in Funds: A Conversation with Heather Henyon, Founding Partner of Mindshift Capital

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In the next episode of the Women in Funds series of interviews, funds & asset management partner Zeeshan Ahmedani (Los Angeles) discusses topical diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) and industry trends with Heather Henyon, Founding Partner of Mindshift Capital, a venture fund based in Dubai that is investing in early stage women-led technology companies in the Middle East and globally.

The conversation explores a number of topics, including market and DE&I trends in gender-lens investing, an investment strategy that takes into consideration gender-based factors throughout the investment process with a view to promoting gender equality.

Women in Funds is a series of video and audio interviews launched in celebration of Women’s History Month where our funds and asset management lawyers speak with senior female professionals in the asset management industry. The series focuses on topical diversity, equity & inclusion issues and the challenges our interviewees have overcome as they have built their successful careers.

About the speaker

Heather Henyon is the Founding Partner of Dubai-based venture fund Mindshift Capital. She is also the founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN), the first and largest women’s angel group in the Middle East. Heather has over 100 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe, and the Middle East. She started her career on Wall Street and has almost 20 years of experience in finance, technology and strategy in emerging markets, including as founding CEO of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd.

Heather is a member of the Investment Committee of US-based Next Wave Impact Fund and is a founding member and former Board and Investment Committee member of Dubai Angel Investors. She serves on the Board of Directors and is Chair of the Risk & Audit Committee of the Sekem Holding Group in Egypt and is a Board Member of Sarwa, Little Thinking Minds, NeedsList, and Localized. She is also a member of the Cartier Women’s Initiative MENA Jury.

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