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Female Founder Feature – Farah Allen, The Labz

Farah Allen, CEO and founder of The Labz, created a collaborative workspace that provides automated tracking, rights management, protection—using Blockchain technology—of your music files during and after you create them. As an IT management consultant, Farah has been developing software solutions for 14 years; she specializes in Enterprise Collaboration and Data Management. Tell us about […] [...]




How to take maternity leave when you’re the startup’s CEO

My daughter turned two months old yesterday, and even though we are still squarely in the “fourth trimester” stage, this is when most moms in the US prepare to go back to work. Assuming, that is, they had the privilege of taking any time off at all. How do women CEOs take maternity leave? If […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Candice Smith, Caregiven

Candice Smith is the CEO and Founder of Caregiven. Caregiven was born out of a simple, hard-learned truth: there is nothing in life that prepares us for the diagnosis of a loved one. Candice’s experience in her father’s passing gave her the strength to create a caregiving app targeted at empowering and guiding family caregivers […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Julie Harrelson, Cascade Seed Fund

Julie Harrelson is the Managing Director of the Cascade Seed Fund. Recognizing that being an entrepreneur is hard, she recommends building a strong network of close advisors, people who love you no matter what, and experts. Tell us about the professional journey that took you where you are today. What major lessons did you learn […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Shellie Willis

Shellie Willis, winner of The Sponsor award at our 2019 Champion Awards, is the founder of Redefining You Foundation. She’s most passionate about serving and supporting women in transition from military service, addressing the unique challenges they face and providing both a safe space and resources for a clearer path forward. Tell us about your […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Yoko Okano, Grubstakes

Yoko Okano, Angel investor and Founding member of Grubstakes, won The Investor award at our 2019 Champion Awards. From majoring in music history to funding great founders solving big problems, she leverages a varied set of skills and tools to help bring more diversity and equity into the startup landscape. Tell us about the professional […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Kristy McCann Flynn

Kristy McCann Flynn is the CEO & Founder of GoCoach, a company providing personalized learning at scale for anyone to own their career. We are a diverse, inclusive, safe and supportive environment for people to learn and upskill. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? GoCoach provides personalized continuous learning to […] [...]




Investors, Innovators, Influencers – Tracy Killoren Chadwell, 1843 Capital

Tracy Killoren Chadwell is a Founding Partner of 1843 Capital; motivated primarily by her desire to be helpful, she loves participating in the success and growth of companies that can make peoples lives better. She’s passionate about mixing creativity with persistence and support, a magical combination, particularly when supporting women founders. Tell us about the […] [...]