The Feminine Touch
Women are joining forces to invest in life science ventures, and getting results.

"We feel there's a huge opportunity to be able to support the initiatives that these women are going to want to take in terms of entrepreneurship and growing businesses." — Donna Williamson

Catherine V. Mott's foray into "angel investing" began in 1999, partly the result of fortuitous timing. While waiting at a country club for her date to show up, Mott joined some men she knew who were hanging out at the bar. "I was standing there drinking my scotch-on-the-rocks with them, just talking, and they're talking about this deal," she recalls. "And I said, 'I want in.'" So she became an investor.

At the time, Mott had 17 years of banking experience on her resume but no idea what it meant to be an angel investor. She just knew...

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