The Keiretsu Forum Summer Solstice is a “Call to Action” for female entrepreneurs and investors to help spur economic growth and recovery at a local, national, and global level.

The Keiretsu Forum Summer Solstice event for women investors and entrepreneurs will be on Thursday, June 21 in San Francisco from 5:30pm to 8pm. Hear a panel discussion about the importance of the role of women investors with a networking reception to follow. Panelists include Angela Lee (Angel Investor & Pipeline Fellowship Recipient), Shirley Gee (Angel Investor), Shelley Alger (Angel Investor & Co-Founder of ClearGrape, importer of Pisco ORO).

Early stage women-led companies are encouraged to apply to present by contacting Ben Taran, Entrepreneur Services at Keiretsu Forum, at The program will feature 6 companies that will present for mentoring, feedback, and resources. Each presentation will be 10-min long (2-min core, 4-min Q&A, 4-min feedback from the panel). For more info and to register, click here.

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Keiretsu Forum members established a “Women Investing in and Supporting Entrepreneurs” (WISE) committee in June 2007 to encourage increased involvement of women angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area early stage venture eco-system.

“We live in the heartland of the investment community, Northern California.” said Judith Iglehart, President for International Chapter Development & Operations of Keiretsu Forum and Chief-of-Staff to Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. “Most professional women here are over-achievers competing in various businesses. For years, women were only too familiar with the concept of ‘angel.’ It’s time they added the word ‘investor’ to it.”