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 […] [...]




My rollercoaster pregnancy

I am 39 weeks pregnant. One night last August, I took a pregnancy test. It was positive. It was welcome. It was also unplanned. The very next day FFA kicked off Ready Set Raise, our accelerator program for venture-scale companies with women and non-binary founders, for the very first time. Lucky for me, I was […] [...]




I Am 37 Weeks Pregnant

They say that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. I’ve been living at the edge of my comfort zone for more than three years. There are days, like today, when I lean so far outside the edge of my comfort zone that it feels like I’m falling off. It feels like fear. […] [...]




The World Is Not Binary

On April 4, 2019, 350 people gathered for the second annual Champion Awards, presented by the Female Founders Alliance and Reverb, in Seattle, Wash., to honor the people and organizations who are making an impact on gender equity. Founder and CEO of the Female Founders Alliance, Leslie Feinzaig, at 37 weeks pregnant with her second […] [...]




I Am 35 Weeks Pregnant

There’s a subject so taboo in startups that only the ultra-successful are willing to openly talk about it: Slowing down. In an industry that glorifies hustle, brutal work schedules, and “crushing” results, it’s hard for a founder to admit when they need to slow down. You know you’ll be judged, and you might miss out […] [...]