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 […] [...]




We’re All In This Together: Why I Support FFA

The Female Founders Alliance didn’t exist when I started Simplicity Consulting in 2006. When I stepped away from a successful, 14-year career in corporate America, some people thought I was crazy. I wasn’t sure if I’d be successful out on my own, but I knew that I needed something different. I had a track record […] [...]




Seattle Startup Week – Future Founders

During the Seattle Startup Week the Female Founders Alliance produced a half a dozen panels that included several of our members – ‘The Art and Science of Pivoting’, ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Navigating Your Startup’s Early Days’, and ‘Do I Really Need a Cofounder?’ to name a few. However, this year in […] [...]