Today the start-up industry is worth 2.8 billion dollars. If women pursued entrepreneurship more, how much higher would this figure be? How many more jobs would be created? How much welfare would be generated? In Emprendedoras, Teresa Alarcos addresses these questions and many others on the topic of the presence of women in this fourth industrial revolution we’re living in –technology. Through twenty-one examples of real, successful businesswomen we witness a profound analysis on the digital gender gap but also a reflection on what is really involved in being a female entrepreneur, the failures and successes and the effects of the pandemic on the digital start-ups industry and their future.
Teresa Alarcos has more than twenty years of experience on boards of direction and executive committees for different industries, as well as for cultural institutions and foundations. She has been an executive for L’Oreal Paris, Vivendi Group Paris, Lycos Europe Gutteloch, Yoigo Madrid, Eli Lilly and Ono-Vodafone. She studied Management at UCLA-Anderson and at IESE. She is currently a mentor for various Blockchain and Big Data companies, the founder and president of W Startups Community and the vice president of Esade Cultural Innovation Alumni Club. She is a member of the international network of non-executive directors Women Corporate Directors. She is a part of the Esade Business Angels and the advisory board of Harvard Club Business Angels.