Men dominate the technology industry, but Susan Sly is determined to be a part of making a change. She understands that women face a unique set of challenges in the technology field, particularly when leading female tech startups.

And even though progress has been made thus far, Susan isn’t satisfied – which is why she’s joining the ranks of female leaders who are propelling the industry towards a much-needed transformation.

Influencing Women-Led Startups in Technology

The foundation of gender inequality in tech and business is complex, built on long-standing cornerstones like societal beliefs and discrimination. However, Susan recognizes that the lack of women-led tech startups is not due to a lack of talent, innovation, or passion. She has learned that women entrepreneurs are often among the most hard-working and skilled in the entire industry.

So this means that a severe gap needs to be filled to support women in gaining increased representation in the field. For Susan, that means taking action in whatever possible: sharing educational resources and online courses, producing a podcast, speaking at events, and more. She hopes her efforts can be one small part of a larger global movement towards inclusivity.

Female Tech Startup Statistics

When it comes to the stats on female-led tech startups, the numbers are startling. Recent data shows how essential it is to provide as much support as possible to women in tech, particularly if we want to reshape the world for future generations.


In the tech industry, women-led businesses received about $1.46 billion in venture capital funding, compared to the staggering $58.2 billion provided to male-led companies. Those figures show that men received nearly 40 times more money for their startups.


If we continue at our current pace towards increasing female representation in tech and artificial intelligence, it could take more than ten years to achieve any measure of equality.

Female Founders

Nearly half of female founders have been told they would be able to raise more money if they were a man.

Of Investors

A shocking 56% of investors don’t see any disparities in access to funding for underrepresented entrepreneurs (such as women or people of color.)

For women working on launching a startup, it’s no secret that they are facing far more obstacles than their male counterparts. The first step toward resolving this is recognizing that there is a serious issue; from there, implementing action-based strategies to increase equality is imperative.

How Susan is Inspiring Female Business Leaders

Susan’s journey to becoming a leader in tech and business has included her fair share of challenges, lessons learned, and milestones. She wants to share her experiences to help other women harness their power to go above and beyond.

In true Susan Sly style, serving as a source of inspiration has fueled her to take on various roles. In addition to creating comprehensive online courses to teach women how to start a business, she also works as an event speaker, startup investor, and influencer.

Event Speaker

Drawing on her decades of personal and professional experience, Susan Sly takes pride in speaking on a diverse range of topics, including startups, entrepreneurship, and time management. She is dedicated to eliminating “gatekeeping” in the industry and supporting an environment where women feel empowered to share, learn, and grow together.


Susan truly believes in a future where women are equally represented across all industries, especially in tech. As an investor, she provides business and technology startup funding with one critical catch: any company she supports via tech startup grants or investments is required to have women represented on their board or in their C-Suite.


One of the most effective ways to catalyze change in our digitally-driven world is to build a presence as an influencer – exactly what Susan Sly is doing. She’s proving that female leaders have the power to command an audience and blaze new trails, inspiring female tech startups and other businesses through her work as a podcaster, blogger, and social media pioneer.

Tech Startup Keynote Speaker

As a successful woman in tech, Susan feels responsible for representing her fellow female entrepreneurs whenever possible. She welcomes opportunities to serve as a keynote speaker for tech startup conferences, training, and other events. Through her unique, workshop-style approach to speaking, Susan crafts an immersive experience to inspire and motivate her audience. Some of her recent speaking engagements have included tech events sponsored by major names such as MIT, Lenovo, and Intel.

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Susan’s Experience and Drive for Female-Led Startups

Susan Sly is a successful tech startup founder and is considered to be at the pinnacle of success, recently joining the ranks of the 2% – she’s determined to extend her hand to help other women reach their biggest goals. Susan doesn’t simply want to be an example of what women can achieve in business; she wants to teach, motivate, and support female entrepreneurs to do the same.

Her commitment to female-led startups has taken on many forms, driven by her passion for the exciting possibilities that are within reach when women support women.

Learn more about how Susan Sly empowers women in tech and women-led businesses in the technology industry today!

What People Are Saying About Susan

Susan Sly is an inspiration to women, from overall health, to finance, to relationships.

Jack Canfield-NY Times Best Selling Author of The Success Principles and co-author of Chicken Soup For The Soul.

As a former NFL football player, I’ve had many coaches over the years. The great ones could always inspire me to be better. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Susan Sly speak on multiple occasions, and she reminds me of some of those great coaches. Not only is her information educational and inspirational but she has that ability to connect with the listener, therefore, moving them action. She’s one of the more powerful speakers I’ve every listen to.

LaJourdain J. Birden Sr.-a former professional American football player who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 8th round of the 1988 NFL Draft. And now America’s #1 opportunity trainer.

What an inspiring, dynamic, magnetic speaker, presenter, and trainer. Susan Sly has got it all. She captivates an audience with her sincerity, integrity and wisdom. If you are thirsting for the best life you can live, then get in a room with Susan. She will inspire you to heights you never even dreamed of. Her personal story will compel you to live life to the fullest, thanks for the inspiration.

Natalie Cook5 time Aussie Olympian (Beach Volleyball), Gold Medalist 2000 Sydney, Bronze Medalist 1996 Atlanta, Motivational Speaker, Author, Trainer

Susan Sly writes with heartfelt joy and passion. She will improve your life.

Mark Victor Hansen-NY Times Best Selling Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul, Cracking The Millionaire Code, and more

Susan Sly is an incredible entrepreneur with a passion for assisting women.

John Gray-NY Times Best Selling Author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Susan Sly is a trusted expert when it comes to entrepreneurial productivity. She has the heart and integrity necessary to help business owners exponentially improve their results.

Rebecca ZungVoted Number 1 Attorney in America

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