Q: Why did you join the board?
A: There are two key reasons that I got involved with Women Founders Network and eventually joined the board. First, as I progressed in my career up to the C-level, the only people that held me back were other women. What the heck is that about!? I’m intent on doing the opposite. Secondly, all my volunteer effort surround the theme of “leveling the playing field’, and WFN clearly fits right into that sweet spot.
Q: What have you learned?
A: I’ve learned that small efforts combine into big results. WFN runs primarily on a killer Board (all volunteers) and donated services. The small efforts of many has yielded great impact, and made WFN at the forefront of putting capital into the hands of female founders.
Q: What most excites you about WFN?
A: WFN is playing a tangible role in creating financial and investment equity for women. In addition, our Junior Judges program is grooming the next generation of female investors and entrepreneurs, so the impact will be exponential.
Q: What types of startups really excite you?
A: I’m a bleeding heart, and a big fan of social enterprises. I love companies that are focused on things beyond the bottom line.
Q: A few tidbits and random facts: