We are the board of The Wominvest Observatory, known as TWOO, and we are here because we believe that our society will be better if women from any kind of background get access to capital and to knowledge. By working together to promote knowledge in innovation, finance and investment in combination with inclusion and diversity; we will create a positive present and powerful future opportunities for everyone. We are here to make this happen.
We will observe for you, we will collect reports, articles, best practices, case studies and we will communicate them and share them with right people making the decisions to make change happen. Together, we can do this!
Carol was born on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, USA. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she majored in East Asian Studies and Religious Studies. She has a master’s degree in theological studies (MTS) from Harvard University, where she specialized in World Religions and was a researcher for the Pluralism Project. She is currently a.b.d. (all but dissertation) from a PhD program at the University of Chicago. She has been a lecturer in business schools and worked at The Next Women where she was the architect behind the Fempower Your Growth Program, working alongside the major Dutch banks and policy institutions to offer an intense program to train female entrepreneurs on growth strategies while addressing the biases of bankers and investors. Combining these interests, Carol is shifting her focus onto impact and faith-based investing practices. Carol is an Included VC Fellow (inaugural class), mom to 3 sons and founder of Atomic Spices. She’s President of the Harvard Alumni Club of the The Netherlands and an avid soprano and rower.
Co-founder & Managing Director
I grew up in a small village in the Pyrenees region in Spain. My family has always engaged in politics and I still remember when my grandfather supported with education and money her daughter (my aunt) instead of my father to balance the society on gender equality. My father is a strong feminist, as I am. For me being a feminist is to balance the unbalance consciously. This is my story. What is your story?
Jara Pascual is an author and entrepreneur centered on Innovation. She is CEO and founder of Collabwith, an online platform bringing people together and encouraging collaborations online and offline. As Board Member of the Forum Knowledge4Innovation her voice is heard regularly at the European Parliament. She is also the host of the Innovation Podcast “Business of Collaboration” and Book author of “Innovation & Collaboration in the Digital Era” from publisher DeGruyter. Jara is a Telecom Engineer with an MBA and she is writing about innovation management for different online magazines. She has worked for 15 years in Innovation Management doing transformational innovation culture and projects in a number of Fortune 500 Companies and R&D Labs.
Galit Bauer has over 15 years of experience caring to carefully select and place the right people in each right organization. Prior to co-founding Holiday-Sitters, Galit served as a Global Human Resource Manager indifferent multinational corporates where she gained extensive business experience focused on a range of human resource-related disciplines. Galit is a “people person” passionate about understanding people, connecting people and coaching whoever is in need for guidance. In addition, Galit is a dedicated long distance running, kickboxing and Pilates savvy one of the initiators of ‘Pilates to the People’ providing Pilates classes to people with special needs. Galit moved to Amsterdam from Tel Aviv 15 years ago together with her husband, and they became parents 7 years later. Galit worked at Israeli technology start-up Camelot under the niche of HR, Recruitment and more.
Dana was born in Israel and moved to Brazil at a young age. Being exposed to the income and power inequality that especially women face there drove her to be involved in activism and change making in the field of inclusion. Dana graduated in 2020 from a bachelor program aiming to affect activist change in the best way possible: Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (PPLE) at University of Amsterdam. After living in Europe for over 5 years, she deeply connected with its culture and politics, however she felt that the issue still persists here. As an economics and business major student she was one of the only females in class, and recalls having only male lecturers and access to too few female role models to look up to. That underrepresentation of females within her desired career, and the understanding of the empowerment that comes with economic independence, created a goal: working toward gender equality in the entrepreneurial and investment world became a goal. That is why Dana fully supports TWOO’s initiative and was eager to become part of the TWOO report writing team.
Louise de Viry
Louise was born in Paris where she lived most of her life. She studied at Ateliers de Sèvres, an Art Precourse; before she decided after that to look for a new way of learning and study abroad. She is now a Graphic Design Student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, where she can fully explore her creativity.