About WFN - Women Founders Network
Women Founders Network provides capital, visibility and mentorship for female founders. Our annual Fast Pitch competition awards cash and services to women entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Accelerator, Women entrepreneurs, Startup, Women in Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Women in Technology, Startup Competition
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We provide capital, visibility & mentorship to female founders.

Women Founders Network (WFN) is a “Venture Catalyst” that connects women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve success.

Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of venture-funded women-led companies.

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.


funding raised
since 2013


cash & services
awarded & invested




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


Deborah Benton
Kaktus Capital, Partner
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JoAnn Bourne, WFN CFO
Seabourne Capital Partners, Principal
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Janine Davis
Evolution, Partner
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Shawna Bigby Davis

Shawna Bigby Davis
She Troops

Nancy Hammerman

Nancy Hammerman
Sutton Capital Partners, VP and Partner

Kim Kovacs

Kimberly Kovacs
Arroyo Ventures, Managing Director

Maha Madain

Maha Madain
Union Bank & PurePoint Financial, Head of Enterprise Marketing

Shanita Nicholas

Shanita Nicholas
SA&M, Associate and LA Black Investors Club, Co-Founder & President


Pamela Palmer
Pepper Hamilton, Partner
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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
The Winning Pitch, Founder
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Robyn Ward

Robyn Ward
FounderFirst, Founder & CEO
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