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.

$45M+

funding raised
since 2013

$1.1M+

cash & services
awarded & invested

4,000+

network
members

135+

sponsors
& partners

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

Our Founders

Darya Allen-Attar

Darya Allen-Attar
Women Founders Network, CEO
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Renee_LaBran

Reneé LaBran
Idealab, Board Director; Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners, Partner
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Julie MacMedan
Tailored Brands, Inc.
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Advisory Board

Deborah-Benton

Deborah Benton
Kaktus Capital, Partner
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JoAnnBourne

JoAnn Bourne, WFN CFO
Seabourne Capital Partners, Principal
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JanineDavis

Janine Davis
Fetch Recruiting & Elemental Coaching, President
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Jesse Draper

Jesse Draper
Halogen Ventures, Founding Partner
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Heidi Hubbeling

Heidi Hubbeling
SA&M, Director, Preccelerator Program
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Pam-Palmer

Pamela Palmer
Pepper Hamilton, Partner
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Nancy-Perlman

Nancy Perlman
FourthWave, Founder
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Anne Plechner, WFN COO
Middle Market CFO
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Laura Survant

Laura Survant
Deloitte, Partner, Risk and Financial Advisory
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Lisa-Tsou

Lisa Tsou
The Winning Pitch, Founder
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Robyn Ward

Robyn Ward
FounderFirst, Founder & CEO
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