January 15-17, 2019 | The Sanctuary, Phoenix, AZ

Equity Summit is an invitation-only gathering that will bring together 100 thought- leading LPs and GPs for intimate, off- the- record conversations that will drive industry change, resulting in more investment in women GPs.

Joining the inaugural Equity Summit will be a diverse set of LP’s with perspectives representing endowments, foundations, funds of funds and family offices — and GPs representing the top leading new firms as well as existing funds.

Equity Summit 2019 will take place January 15-17, 2019 at Sanctuary Resort and Spa just outside Scottsdale, in Paradise Valley, Arizona.


Equity Summit was founded by three accomplished women who have lived and worked in technology for the past decade — as engineers, heads of product, and as founders.

As they began their investment careers, they observed that women partners have not had the same access to the venture capital ecosystem as men. Collectively, they determined that the best way to change that, was to create a high level forum for discussion, to address these issues, and begin to forge important relationships between GP’s and LPs — with the aim of driving change in the industry, resulting in more investment in women GPs.


Mar Hershenson
Managing Partner
Pear VC



Katie Rae
CEO and Managing Partner
The Engine


Trae Vassallo
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Defy VC