The Winning Pitch, Founder
Q: Why did you join the board?
A: When I first started working with startups WAY back when, there were virtually no women in the ecosystem. And when I say there were virtually no women, I mean there were so few women that I didn’t even realize there were no women other than the very, very small group of rockstar women that I worked with. So when the opportunity arose to support and champion women founders, I jumped at it!
Q: What have you learned?
A: I’ve learned that there are amazing women founders that are solving major problems facing women in the world today that we didn’t even think of as problems because we’re so used to playing in a “man’s world.” I love reading the applications we receive from women founders every year because as I read them, I keep thinking, “Gosh! That is something I’d love to have! Why hasn’t anyone done that before?”
Q: What most excites you about WFN?
A: The quality of everyone involved from the founders to the volunteers to the partners and sponsors to my fellow board members blows me away all the time. Everyone’s combined efforts make for an unstoppable force that I know is making a major difference for women in the startup world everywhere.
Q: What types of startups really excite you?
A: I love working with founders who have really personal, passionate interests in the problems that they’re solving.
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