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 […] [...]




Champion Awards: Nominations now open!

It might seem obvious now, but back when I first came up with the idea for the Champion Awards in mid-2017 — the “Oscars™ of women’s allyship” — the whole thing was honestly preposterous. FFA was tiny. We had $0. Nobody beyond a few founders in Seattle and my personal network had any idea who […] [...]




From our newsletter: Holiday time! Are you thriving or surviving?

I remember the days when holidays meant time off, reconnecting with friends and family, fabulous vacation travel and end of year bonuses. But now, I am a mom and an entrepreneur. For me, holidays are no longer blissful and restful. Holidays mean hustling to get some sell through (yes, I still have Venture Kits inventory), […] [...]