Women Leaders Summit 2023

Heather Henyon

Founding Partner

Mindshift Capital

Heather Henyon is Founding Partner of Mindshift Capital, a global venture fund that invests exclusively in early stage women-led technology companies. She is Founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN), the first and largest women’s angel group in the Middle East. An active venture investor with a passion for fintech, Heather has over 100 direct and fund investments in the US, Europe and Middle East. She started her career on Wall Street and has almost 20 years of experience in finance, technology and strategy in emerging markets including as founding CEO of Grameen-Jameel Microfinance Ltd. Heather is a member of the Investment Committee of both US-based Next Wave Impact Fund and Cairo Angels Syndicate Fund and is a founding member and former Board and Investment Committee member of Dubai Angel Investors. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sekem Holding Group in Egypt and is a Board Member of Little Thinking Minds, Wellbees, QiDZ, Localized and NeedsList. She was a member of the Cartier Women’s Initiative MENA Jury (2020) and has been nominated as “Investor of the Year” by Arabian Business in 2017 and 2016. Originally from the US, she has lived in the Middle East for 15 years and speaks Arabic and French. Heather holds an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the Johnson School at Cornell University where she was a Park Leadership Fellow and a BA in Economics & Political Science from Oberlin College.