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 […] [...]




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 […] [...]




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 […] [...]




Ask The Expert: Dominic Varacalli, Founding Partner, Kickstand

This edition of “Ask the Expert” is brought to you by Kickstand. We asked the FFA community what questions they had for Dominic Varacalli, Founding Partner of Kickstand. Read on for his insights. Kickstand is a full-stack software agency that works with startups to design, validate, and launch software products and platforms. Their single focus […] [...]




Black Women Making Waves in the Startup Community 🌊

This Black History Month, we’re looking forward at how three amazing leaders – Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Jasmine Crowe, and Tiffany Dufu – are building the future. Their excellence lies not only in their fundraising success, but in their ability to scale companies with heart and purpose, as well as profitability. Why is this important? Because if […] [...]