Watch Live: Spotlighting female founders closing the gap for women in the workforce

Female founders talk about how to close equity gaps for women in the workforce.

Watch Live: Spotlighting female founders closing the gap for women in the workforce

CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks to leading voices as Women's History Month wraps up. They discuss investing in and delivering on solutions to close persistent gender gaps.

Boorstin's first interview will be with Freada Kapor Klein, Mitch Kapor and Kapor Capital Partners founders Freada Kapor Klein, and Mitch Kapor. They are also the authors of the Harper Business book "Closing The Equity Gap." Kapor Capital invests in entrepreneurs who build successful businesses while addressing social and economic gaps. Boorstin also will speak to them about the economic climate and what can done to mitigate its impact on minority founders' fundraising.

Boorstin also interviews three female founders

Phaedra Ells-Lamkins, co-founder and CEO at Promise, is one of Kapor's portfolio firms. The software manages payment plans for utility bill payments for those who are struggling to pay. It also works with the government to distribute money to individuals that qualify for assistance. Ellis-Lamkins shares her strategies to drive revenue as well as concerns she has about the recession's impact on those in most need.

Joelle Emerson, co-founder and CEO at Paradigm, is a company that designs, implements, and tracks DEI for companies and organizations, including Amex and the NFL. They also work with Sephora, Slack and Snap, Airbnb, and Hilton. Boorstin and Emerson will discuss how businesses can measure the success DEI programs even though many companies are cutting back on such programs due to budget cuts.

Allison Whalen, co-founder and CEO at Parentaly is a company that helps companies administer parental leave policies. Whalen will discuss how companies can use parental leave to gain a competitive edge -- Hershey's, Zoom and other clients are among them -- and avoid unintended pitfalls.

Listen to these change-makers as they share their key insights and experiences. They are building successful businesses, delivering social and financial returns, and providing valuable lessons learned. Tune in to the show at 3 pm. Watch the show at 3 p.m. ET on March 30.

Women & Wealth, an event hosted by CNBC, will take place on 11 April. We'll be exploring ways women can earn more, save for their future and maximize current opportunities. .