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Harvard Business School Professor Joins Women's Venture Capital Fund Advisory Board

The Women's Venture Capital Fund (WVCF) announces Professor Janice H. Hammond has joined its Advisory Board.

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 19, 2014-- The Women's Venture Capital Fund (WVCF) is very pleased to announce that Professor Janice H. Hammond has joined its Advisory Board.

Professor Hammond is the Jesse Philips Professor of Manufacturing at Harvard Business School. She currently teaches Technology and Operations Management in the HBS MBA program. During her long tenure at Harvard Business School, Professor Hammond has taught a wide range of management and businesses courses in the MBA Program as well as several HBS Executive Education courses for general managers.

Currently Professor Hammond serves as program chair for the HBS Executive Education International Women’s Foundation and Women’s Leadership Programs. She previously served as Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Planning.

Professor Hammond has published widely on the topics of logistics and channel coordination and has an active interest in the field of e-learning. She consults and teaches at several major multi-national corporations. She holds an Sc.B. degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"The Women's Venture Capital Fund was referred to me by two highly regarded HBS Professors and it was that referral together with the impressive quality and caliber of the managing directors that made it an easy decision for me to join the Fund," says Professor Hammond. "Based on my teaching and consulting experience, I have learned that diversity leads to higher performance and better financial results."

"We are honored to have Professor Hammond who brings extensive experience and valuable skills and insights join our Advisory Board," says Edith Dorsen and Monica Dodi, Co-Founders and Managing Directors. "We are especially pleased to have an esteemed HBS faculty member on our Advisory Board given that the Women's Venture Capital Fund was incubated at our 25th HBS Reunion and many of our investors are fellow HBS alumni. The Women's Venture Capital Fund will continue to work closely with our distinguished group of Advisors to change the paradigm and invest in successful female entrepreneurs building scalable, capital efficient companies."

The Women’s Venture Capital Fund invests in gender diverse teams leading capital efficient companies in digital media and sustainable products and services. The Fund targets early stage companies that demonstrate market traction with high growth potential. This investment strategy – coupled with a highly disciplined approach to sourcing, selecting, managing and exiting investments -- provides the potential for significant returns.

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