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The Fourth Floor

A Market Network to diversify boardrooms and cap tables.

Our mission

Close The Gender Power, Wealth and Funding Gap

Our mission is to close the gender power, wealth and funding gap by advancing for-profit board careers for women, supporting women-led startups and funds, and providing women opportunities to invest in other women.

How it works

The Fourth Floor Platform

The Fourth Floor platform provides access to a digital Board Seat Exchange, online private Membership Community, Back Room Investment Club and Job Board to hundreds of ecosystem companies, board ready women, entrepreneurs and investors. 

The Platform is an efficient, transparent resource for companies to recruit and retain diverse talent while investing in the professional development of women executives.

The Back Room Investment Club and Job Board help women participate in the investment ecosystem and scale their careers, companies and funds.  

Individual Memberships

Advance your for-profit board career, invest, find opportunities, perks, curated programming, resources and a powerful peer community.

Company Memberships

Post board & job opportunities, recruit talent, make a quantifiable impact by nominating board-ready women for free memberships as a professional development tool.

The Back Room Memberships

A private club for women-led startups to connect with angels, LPs & GPs, & for investors to connect with each other & find deal flow.

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Our Members


“I have been involved with startups for many years as an advisor, entrepreneur and investor. I joined The Fourth Floor as it seemed to have strong female founders and a fantastic mission to advocate for more women board seats. Because of this community I met the founder of a AI/ML/Data Science startup. I signed on as a board member very quickly and happily.”

– Cathy Schwallie Farmer Advisor, Investor & Board Member

The Fourth Floor Pay It Forward

Join Our partners and make a difference

The Pay It Forward Initiative​

Women experience entrenched systemic barriers that make it hard for them to gain the requisite experience to initiate or advance for-profit board careers. Now, because of companies like you making unfilled advisor, director and observer seats available for diverse candidates, we might not have to wait for a legislative solution to bring gender equity into the boardroom. We will change the demographics of corporate boards one Pay It Forward and Greater Impact Partner at a time! 

This is why we are proud to make the Pay It Forward Promise: For every board career advanced through a paid company membership, we will gift a free annual Board Candidate Membership. Together we will advance 75k board careers for women by 2025!

featured member 

Michele Colucci

CEO at DigitalDx Ventures

DigitalDx Ventures is an early stage, majority women owned Silicon Valley venture capital fund investing in the $120B AI in the Healthcare market.

Michele Colucci The Fourth Floor Featured Member

Who we are

Meet The Team

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Kat de Haën


Sarah Hounshell


Julia Baldwin

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