Founder & Chairman, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020
Our interview with Ingrid Vandervelt, Founder & Chairman of the global movement and development company Empowering a Billion Women by 2020, is the first Women To Watch interview in our brand new On The Road series.
For our On The Road series, Women to Watch will be traveling to conduct on-site, video-taped interviews with some of the most inspiring women we can find!
Ingrid Vanderveldt is a super star in the women’s empowerment arena. She is a rare combination of ambition, tenacity and determination with warmth, positivity and humor. What Ingrid has accomplished will blow you away, and she’s only just getting started.
Watch the two-parter below and see what empowering a billion women by 2020 looks like!
Ingrid Vanderveldt (iV) is a tech entrepreneur, media personality, investor and philanthropist. She is the Founder and Chairman of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), MintHER™ (The Engine Powering a Billion Women by 2020) and Vanderveldt Global Investments. iV also heads the $100M IV Credit Fund and The IV Club (by invitation only for fast growth women led businesses on track to generate $100M plus with a global impact). Previously, she was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence (“EIR”) for Dell Inc. where she oversaw entrepreneurial initiatives worldwide helping to build a $250 million business segment and founded the $125M Dell Innovators Credit Fund, Dell Founders Club, and the Dell Center for Entrepreneurs during her 3-year term.
iV sits on the 2nd United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, is founding organizer of the GLASS Forum (Global Leadership & Sustainable Success), and co-founder of The Billionaire Girls Club. She also created and hosted CNBC’s first original primetime series, “American Made,” reaching over 1M viewers around the globe and serves on the Advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises, Current Motor, and is a Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Member.
iV has been featured on outlets including NBC, CNBC, FOX, ABC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. She holds a Masters in Architecture at the Savannah College of Art & Design and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from UT at Austin.
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