by getting women onto the boards and cap tables of startups so they can initiate and advance their board careers and investment portfolios while fueling funding to women-led startups.
We hack the system and provide a place for women to initiate and advance their for-profit board careers, earn equity, and invest. We are doing this by tapping into the incredible value of women entrepreneurs.
We help women founders access funding and growth opportunities by leveraging advisory and governing boards and our Back Room Investment Club.
We help women-led funds expand their deal flow and network of LPs.
We bring together:
Women have a hard time getting on for-profit corporate boards. Starting as a advisor to a startup builds valuable experience and offers investment opportunities.
Women Founders have a hard time launching and scaling their companies. Experienced advisors with large networks and important skill sets offer guidance, credibility and access to opportunities and funding.
Connect and find your opportunities around the world.
"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 is one of the most impactful communities I've joined since starting a business. Not only have I connected with other founders who've become accountability partners and collaborators, but potential board members, advisors and investors have been reaching out to me directly after The Fourth Floor events, newsletters and networking events. Everytime I make time to participate, I make a new connection." - Kristen Carbone, Founder & CEO of Brilliantly
for-profit board careers for women by 2025.
The Pay It Forward Initiative provides a way for all companies, large or small, male or female-led, to tap into our ecosystem to diversify their boards and executive teams, while simultaneously empowering women executives to initate or advance their for-profit board careers.