Anne Ravanona

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Woman's Advocate in Paris, France

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Anne is Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her, focused on demystifying the funding process to get Women Entrepreneurs funded faster and increasing gender diversity at work. She is a dynamic, visionary, global businesswoman with over 20 years experience in Management Consulting & Global Business Development. Anne is a passionate Advocate for women leaders and entrepreneurs and truly believes in their potential to re-ignite the global economy. She has interviewed over 150 global women role models as part of her Women Inspiring Women series on the Global Invest Her Blog, and now contributes regularly on this topic at the Huffington Post.

An Astia Advisor and Founder of the Women Entrepreneurs Network Paris, Anne has been on the jury of several pitch competitions in Europe. An advisor and mentor to several startups, she also regularly carries out public speaking engagements on the topics of women’s entrepreneurship, funding for women entrepreneurs, and leadership. She is passionate about inspiring others on her mission to get more women entrepreneurs funded, faster. Recent assignments include a TEDx talk, being a keynote speaker at the Female Founders Forum, panelist at the BIAC OECD and Pioneers festival, and speaker at WeXchange Miami and the EU Parliament.

Her varied 20 year professional career has seen her consulting with Fortune 500 blue chip multinationals across many different industries. Her most recent previous role as Associate Director Global Business Development at a global training company, involved spearheading the global strategy, leading and winning global tenders for management/leadership development training with global multinationals. Anne is passionate about building strong win-win relationships with her clients and has served many global multinationals in the pharma, heavy industry, financial services, fmcg and international public organisations sectors.

Anne has an honours BA in International Marketing & Languages from Dublin City University and a diploma in Global Strategic Management from Harvard Business School. She was recently named one of the Top 100 Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in Ireland by Silicon Republic in 2014 and did a TEDx talk in June 2015.

Anne is a truly global businesswoman. Based in Paris, France for the

  • Work
    • Global Invest Her
  • Education
    • Harvard Business School
    • Dublin City University