Deborah Jackson ‘80 BUS

Angel Investor Closing the Gender Gap

Deborah Jackson is a leading entrepreneur dedicated to helping women achieve success through entrepreneurship and capital investment. She is the founder of Plumb Alley, an online community of female entrepreneurs that connects members to investors, markets, and advice, as well as a member of the third most­active angel investor network, Goldman Seeds.

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Deborah began her career as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs, but after 21 years of success on Wall Street, pivoted to promote women’s businesses. She then founded Women Innovate Mobile (WIM), the first startup accelerator aimed to promote women-­founded startup ventures in the mobile sphere.

One of Forbes’ Women Changing the World, Deborah has been a transformative figure for women in venture capital. Featured for her work in publications such as The Washington Post, Fast Company, and Alleywatch, and named UC Davis’ Women Who Count, Deborah has proven that financial risk-­taking is isn’t just a boy’s club.

Deborah was also recently named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices of 2016 — to check out her column on LinkedIn Pulse, Click Here.

Deborah earned an M.B.A. from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business in 1980.

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