Lucy Chow  Supporting women investors to be an integral part of the innovation ecosystem By Fatima Gorezi Lucy is focused on the innovation space, both in terms of supporting founders and as an investor. She is a director of WAIN (Women’s Angel Investor Network) and is an investor with Mindshift Capital. WAIN has won several awards: Arabian Business Startup Awards 2018, Funding Initiative of the Year and FinX 2018 Award for Fintech Investor of The Year. She is also an investor with NextWave Ventures and the Founder Institute, both based outside the US. Recently Lucy was honored to be a Judge for the GEMS Global Innovation Challenge (student entrepreneurs), the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab & Challenge 22 Prize (an innovation award that promotes creativity in the Arab world), Gulf Customer Experience Awards and the Annual SpeakFluence Cup.  During her 12 years in Dubai, Lucy has garnered a strong reputation for arranging business-focused events that target captains of industry, as well as trendsetters in the UAE through her firm, The Elements Group. She is Chair, Steering Committee, Capital Club Dubai, sits on the Advisory Board, Canadian Business Council and is a UAE Senator, WBAF (World Business Angels Investment Forum). Can you tell us more about your early life and your first steps in business? My first job out of undergrad was in telemarketing, selling computer training courses. I had the most amazing boss and she was extremely motivational; a great trainer who understood the personalities of each of her staff. I believe everyone needs to know how to ‘sell’. [...]

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