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New York, NY | October 2023 – Gritty In Pink dominated New York Tech Week with
their “InvestHer Roundtables: Women Writing Checks” event on Thursday, October
19, at the Live Nation NYC Headquarters. The event was proudly presented by
INPINK and Live Nation and sponsored by All Raise, IFundWomen, Johnnie Walker,
Waterloo Sparkling Water, and Bareburger.Gritty In Pink brought together various influential and underrepresented groups in the
venture capital space – including founders, funders, executives, organizations, and
leaders. The packed audience of over 300 guests heard insight on investing in
underrepresented founders, technology and investing, AI and the VC space, and more.

“Best event of the year,” said Karen Cahn, CEO, and Angel Investor of IFundWomen
and member of the female investor’s panel.

DJ MissHap opened the event with a lively DJ set while attendees had the chance to
receive free professional headshots. Shira Yevin, the host and founder of Gritty In Pink,
extended a warm welcome to a distinguished panel of female investors and VC industry
leaders. Along with Cahn, the panel included Judene Small (Partner, Cultural
Leadership Fund, Andreessen Horowitz), Lynn Fernando (President, TechGirl &
Co-CEO, REV Global), La Keisha Landrum Pierre (Managing Director and
Co-Founder, Emmeline Ventures), Gayatri Sarkar (Founder and CEO, Advaita Cap),
Sarah Vinall (Senior Vice President, Media Strategy, iHeartMedia Ventures), and Kelly
Ann Winget (Founder, Alternative Wealth Partners).

“This was one of the most high-energy, engaging atmospheres I’ve been a part of in my
career. Even the founders in the audience were there to get real, tangible feedback on
their problems,” said Winget. “The investors were curious and confident enough to walk
up and ask how to get involved … It really was amazing … sharing the stage with the
most impressive group of women.”

Following the panel, the guest speakers conducted individual one-on-one roundtable
discussions with the attendees. During the mixer segment of the event, attendees
enjoyed delicious food from Bareburger and were also treated to an acoustic
performance from MegaGoneFree, a talented artist and TikTok influencer based in New

“Deals are going to come out of this event … This is what I love, helping women,” said
Shira Yevin, founder of Gritty In Pink.

Live Nation has invested in Gritty In Pink from the Live Nation Women Fund, a global,
early-stage fund that Live Nation established to improve gender equality across the
industry by investing in female-founded music businesses. Gritty In Pink is building
INPINK, a global destination for hiring female freelancers, starting with the music
industry. The INPINK marketplace connects the music business with a diverse
community of female creators and pros.

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