IDEA: Meet Oxford's Female Spinout Founders

In partnership with Oxford Sciences Innovation we are celebrating International Women’s Day and will be marking the occasion with an informal fireside chat event via Zoom.

You are invited to meet four of OSI’s incredible female founders, each one of them responsible for leading a world-changing company, built on Oxford science, whilst also championing the representation of Women in tech, science and executive positions.

Ilana Wisby, Oxford Quantum Circuits

Caroline Godfrey, PepGen

Danuta Jeziorska, Nucleome Therapeutics

Rosamond Deegan, Omass Therapeutics

Our female founders will reflect on their own personal journeys as women leading Oxford University spin-outs and discuss the opportunities, challenges and ideas to champion and support the advancement and representation of women.

The event will be chaired by Kate O’Brien, Head of Legal & Company Secretary, Oxford Sciences Innovations. Kate is passionate about advancing female corporate representation and entrepreneurship, and is currently spearheading OSI’s commitment to the Investing in Women Code.

From Quantum computing to decoding the nucleome to the development of much needed treatments. These Women represent just a small selection of Women Leaders across Oxford.

Why do we need this?

The playing field is not, and has never been, level. Globally, women hold fewer than a quarter of senior leadership positions, and last year less than 2% of European tech investment capital went to female founders. The UK government’s 2019 Alison Rose Review highlights gender inequalities throughout the entrepreneurial life cycle, showing that women entrepreneurs are at a disadvantage every step of the way. We need to act now to change this picture for current and future generations of women, and to create the conditions that will enable significantly more women to become leaders and entrepreneurs.


Find out more and book your place!