Why Investing in Women Makes Sense for Your Financial Future


15-01-2023 • 28 mins

Nola Masterson was the first female biotech analyst on Wall Street, and since then, she’s been empowering women to step up and follow their passions and talents whether that’s in a job or on a board. Her self-powered career, at a time when it was much tougher for women in business, is a model for all women to follow.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How and why to follow your passion in life and work.
  • Why women are short-changed when it comes to funding.
  • How you can support women-owned companies.
  • Ways to balance work and life.
  • How to take control of your financial future.

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You can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/qcKI39ozc7E

About Nola:

Nola Masterson has had an extensive career in venture capital investments and Board of Directors work. She sits on early-stage company boards and public traded company boards. She coaches aspirational board candidates and is enthusiastic about getting diverse representation around the board table. As a lead investor in Portfolia Femtech Fund now she helps educate and support women investors to be comfortable investing at the angel level in companies that have products and services for women's health and wellness from birth to menopause. She was a trailblazer for women in corporate sales management at Millipore and Ames Company, and the first biotechnology analyst on Wall Street. She co-founder a DNA analysis company, Sequenom, that went public in 2000. She is co-chair of the Women Corporate Directors chapter in San Francisco. Her work with Boardwise includes coaching and consulting with boards and individual board members. She has been honored as a pioneer in biotechnology by Fordham University. She is a published author and dynamic public speaker.

Her hobbies include horse-back riding and oil painting.

Connect with Nola:

Website: https://www.portfolia.co

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nola-e-masterson-b6711/

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