FFA Insights: The Pandemic’s Effect on New Founders

Seven months ago, our lives were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we have clear evidence that the brunt of its economic impact in the United States has been borne by women.  Last month, 865,000 women left the workforce – four times more than the equivalent number of men. Venture funding for women-founded companies has […] [...]

Black Lives Matter

There are moments in life so dark that positivity is tone deaf. We planned to kick off the 2020 Champion Awards today. Instead, we pause. Because the need of the hour is a different kind of action. We invite everyone in our community to practice active allyship, not just today but every day. The true […] [...]

On being Costa Rican.

It didn’t occur to me to write a blog post in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month because, up until recently, I wasn’t Hispanic American. I was just Hispanic. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, a tiny nation that nonetheless knows leadership. Even as every one of our neighbors spiraled into dictatorships and […] [...]