Female Founder Feature – Tasha Holland-Kornegay, WIRL(

Tasha Holland-Kornegay is the founder of WIRL( Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it?  I created a platform that I actually needed. Having wrestled with a formidable case of burnout myself, I knew that the high-stress environment that healthcare professionals work in could really take a toll on our mental health. […] [...]

Ask the Expert: Liz Armbruester, Senior Vice President of Global Compliance, Avalara

This edition of “Ask the Expert” is brought to you by Avalara. We asked the FFA community what questions they had for Liz Armbruester, Avalara’s SVP, Global Compliance. Read on for her insights. Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system […] [...]

Nominate Your Champions

We are proud to open nominations for the 2021 Champion Awards! The Champion Awards are a community-driven celebration of the people and organizations that champion women in leadership. We invite you to nominate YOUR champions. Every single nominee will be notified and recognized. Through this process, you’ll have the power to encourage more of the […] [...]

2020 Year in Review

It’s become a tradition to share my reflections in our last newsletter of the year, and they’re usually pretty sparkly. “If I had to summarize 2018 in one word, it would be gratitude,” I said two years ago, innocently. Last December, I admitted that “2019 was a year of accomplishments at a level that I […] [...]

Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Lauren Creel, Sr Associate at Cooley LLP

Tell us about the professional journey that took you where you are today. What major lessons did you learn along the way? Circuitous? After undergrad, I was a consultant in DC. And then a PhD economics student in Texas. And now I’m a startup lawyer in Silicon Valley, with nearly a decade of experience. Overarching […] [...]

Little Drops Make An Ocean – Why Representation Matters

I am a woman, an immigrant from India, and I have called America home for almost 8 years. My husband and two little boys, ages 5 and 20 months, were born here. Growing up in a small town in the south of India, America was a distant untouchable dream made of NYC’s skyscrapers, Prom and […] [...]