Anne Ravanona, founder and CEO of Global Invest Her, interviewed Jenny Tooth OBE as part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models from around the world. Read the introduction below and click through to Huffpost Business for a full interview, discussing who Tooth looks up to, her achievements and challenges, women’s and men’s leadership strengths as well as her own, the responsibilities of working for small businesses and more.
huffingtonpost.com – Jenny Tooth OBE is CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, the trade body for angel and early stage investing, representing over 15,000 investors around the UK. Jenny has over 20 years’ experience of facilitating SMEs access to investment, both in the UK and internationally. She ran her own consultancy on Access to finance for SMEs, including spending nine years based in Brussels, working closely with the EC. She has developed a wide range of investment readiness programmes, including projects supported by national and EU funding. She has also participated in a number of expert groups on access to finance and chaired the EC Knowledge Intensive Services group under DG Enterprise. In 2006 she took on the role of Director of Business Development at Greater London Enterprise. In 2009, Jenny co-founded Angel Capital Group and which incorporates London Business Angels, one of the most established and active angel networks in the UK.