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 […] [...]