We provide capital, visibility & mentorship to female founders.

Women Founders Network (WFN) is a virtual accelerator that connects women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve business success.

Our organization’s focus and goal is to connect women founders building high-growth businesses not only with the required capital but also with the talent, connections, mentorship and sponsorship they need to grow scalable, transformative, successful businesses.

Women entrepreneurs across all industries are invited to apply to compete in our annual Fast Pitch Competition for a prize package of cash and professional services.

$37M+

funding raised
since 2013

$485K

cash & services
awarded & invested

4,000+

network
members

100+

sponsors
& partners

We are led & supported by top women in their respective fields.

Our Founders

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Darya Allen-Attar
Women Founders Network, CEO
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Reneé LaBran
Idealab, Board Director; Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, Partner
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Julie MacMedan
Tailored Brands, Inc.
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Laura Martin
Needham & Company, Managing Director
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Our Board Members

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Deborah Benton
Kaktus Capital, Partner
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JoAnnBourne

JoAnn Bourne
Seabourne Capital Partners, Principal
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Janine Davis
Fetch Recruiting& Elemental Coaching, President
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Leslie-DeHoff

Leslie DeHoff
Ernst & Young, Partner
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Pamela Palmer
Pepper Hamilton, Partner
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Nancy Perlman
FourthWave, Founder
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Anne Plechner
Middle Market CFO
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Erin Selleck
Broadway Financial Corp, Independent Director
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Lisa Tsou
The Winning Pitch, Founder
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