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Creating Pipelines For Women In STEM (Radio)

Jennifer Schwab, CEO at ENTITY Academy, discusses labor and the future of education and work for women in STEM. Hosted by Paul Sweeney and Matt Miller.

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Interview with ENTITY Academy Founder/CEO Jennifer Schwab on Cheddar News

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Entity Academy, an edtech startup that trains, mentors and places women in tech roles, secures $100M

"Women have made great inroads into the tech world in recent years, but there remains a long way to go before we reach a truly equitable state of affairs in workforce numbers, remuneration and product development. An edtech startup called Entity Academy — which provides women with training in areas like data science and software development, mentoring and ultimately job coaching — has raised $100 million on the heels of strong growth of its business and an ambition to improve that ratio."

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ENTITY Academy Acquires AI-Enabled Speech Analytics Software Company SpeakPulse

"ENTITY Academy, a leading female-focused EdTech platform providing unique wraparound educational experiences to prepare women for the 21st-century workforce, has announced the acquisition of SpeakPulse, an interview preparation technology software that will help students prepare for job interviews. The tool will be exclusively available via Entity Academy starting today."

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Venture Capital for Women Rises: 3 Founders to Watch

ENTITY Academy

Raised $100 million in Oct. 2021

 

Las Vegas-based ENTITY Academy is aimed at career development for women and raised its first round of Series C funding in 2021.

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Cheddar News: ENTITY Academy Raises $100 Million

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Partnerships & Alliances (May 2022)

"ENTITY Academy, a female-focused EdTech platform providing wraparound educational experiences to prepare women for the 21st century workforce, acquired SpeakPulse, an interview preparation technology software. Available now via Entity Academy, SpeakPulse, is an AI-enabled speech analytics software that helps learners and job seekers improve their fluency, communication skills, interview performance, and overall confidence."

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Milwaukee-based tech platform SpeakPulse acquired by ENTITY Academy

"Milwaukee-based SpeakPulse, an app that offers AI-enabled interview preparation technology so job seekers can hone their interview skills, has been acquired by Las Vegas-based ENTITY Academy.

ENTITY Academy is an organization that offers in-person and virtual training to women looking to gain skills for careers in the future workforce. Programs in digital marketing, tech sales, fintech, data science, software development and more are available."

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Loans Tied To Student Employment Attract Investor Interest

"Meanwhile, on 7 October, Entity Academy, a Henderson, Nevada-based school exclusively for training and reskilling women in areas such as data science and software development, reportedly raised $100 million in financing from student lender Leif to be used to help students finance their Entity Academy tuition. 

"As a result of the increased access, Entity Academy's student body is more diverse than it was before the school offered such loans," Jennifer Schwab Wangers, founder and CEO of Entity, told Mergermarket in September."

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Entity Academy plans Series A for women’s reskilling, CEO says

Entity Academy, a Henderson, Nevada-based school exclusively for training and reskilling women, plans to raise at least USD 10m in a Series A equity round beginning this month, said CEO Jennifer Schwab Wangers.

 

The company is likely to target ESG investors for the round, she said. This year, the company is projecting at least USD 6m in revenue. It would be at breakeven if it were not reinvesting in growth, she added.

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ENTITY: Empowering Women of All Ages and Closing the Gender Pay Gap

"While in her twenties, Jennifer Schwab hoped to find female mentorship in her professional life and kept coming up empty handed. She honed her craft on her own: through a lot of trial and error. While she ended up with a successful career, Schwab wanted to ensure that the next generation of women had a smoother path.

In 2016, she founded ENTITY, which began as a women’s media platform (ENTITY Mag). Over the years, it blossomed into ENTITY Academy with the mission to support women in business by closing the gender skill, confidence, and wage gap."

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