How D.C. Became One of the Top Cities for Inclusive, Female-Driven Entrepreneurship

Washington's diverse startup scene is helping narrow venture capital's biggest gap

Black Girl Ventures, which hosts business pitch competitions for women of color, has been a key part of Washington's inclusive startup community. Black Girl Ventures

The imbalance is well documented: The vast majority of funding in the entrepreneurship world goes to men—white men in particular.

Naomi Shavin is a DC-based writer and editor whose work has been published by Vox, the New Republic and more.