Karen Wilson
09 June 2012

Meet Karen Wilson, OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry

We are happy to introduce to you Karen Wilson, OECD, Structural Policy Division,Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry,OEC who will join the UNconvention as a renowned speaker for the “Women Entrepreneurship” session on the 27th of June at the European Parliament.
The “Women Entrepreneurship” session is a hard-hitting panel on a significant topic for women entrepreneurs. The precise topic for the panel will be selected through an EYIF designed pan-European social media voting campaign. Panellists will take positions and the audience will vote at the end.
Karen works in the Structural Policy Division of the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate at the OECD. She has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation since 2008. She is currently a Board Member and Advisor of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) and serves as a member of the European Leadership Council for Harvard Business School. In 2004, she founded GV Partners, a firm working with both start-ups and initiatives to facilitate the development of a broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. Research and consulting focus areas include finance, policy and entrepreneurship education. She has authored many papers on these topics and recently published a book with the OECD on seed and early stage financing, focusing on angel investing: www.oecd.org/sti/angelinvestors Prior to founding GV Partners, Karen worked with a leading pan-European venture capital firm, Index Ventures. Previously, she was part of the senior management team at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland and, before that, served as the Executive Director of the Global Initiative at Harvard Business School. Her past experience also includes management consulting, primarily in financial services, as well as investment banking. She received, with honors, a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

If you want to meet Karen and many other inspiring personalities, join us at the UNconvention. To reserve your chance to participate, do so by registering on our website as soon as possible. The event is getting ever closer and less than 100 tickets are left for each category.

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