Women have a hard time getting on boards. Starting as an advisor to a startup will help build experience and offer investment opportunities.
Female Founders have a hard time raising money to launch and scale their companies. Connecting with an experienced advisor with a large network offers guidance and credibility.
WE BRING VETTED FEMALE FOUNDERS AND PROFESSIONALS TOGETHER SO WE CAN INCREASE THE NUMBER OF WOMEN ON BOARDS, BE MORE COMPETITIVE FUNDRAISERS, AND CREATE WEALTH FOR FEMALE INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS.
Our community is over 2,000 strong and growing quickly.
Founders & Co-Founders of innovative, early stage to pre-series B startups
Experienced General Counsel from forward thinking companies
Industry Leaders and Executives of esteemed companies
Investors: Angel and VC
"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 Fourth Floor events, newsletters and networking events. Everytime I make time to participate, I make a new connection." - Kristen Carbone, Founder & CEO of Brilliantly
Next Board Boot Camp:
December 1 from 12:00-2:00 pm EST
BOARD BOOT CAMP
Advisors: Learn how to start your board career.
Founders: Learn how to build out your boards to help you grow your business.
Attend and learn what you need to do to find your perfect opportunity. Leave with actionable steps and hear from our panel of experts.
Sponsors and Collaborators:
Are you a company or community interested in offering Board Boot Camp to your employees or members?
“The Fourth Floor's Board Boot Camp was exactly the resource I needed to take the next step to boost my path towards a board position. I enjoyed the interactive and small group webinar and the presenters provided valuable information and tools to make that next step accessible. I'd highly recommend.”
- Jennifer Sheasgreen, President, Siena Healthcare Finance
OUR DIGITAL BOARD SEAT EXCHANGE
List yourself to become an advisor or your company's open board opportunities and find your next opportunity.
***You must be an accepted member to gain access.
"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 jump started my relationship with one of the biggest pet brands in the world, PetCo. Through a simple article and The Fourth Floor community, I was introduced to the then CLO of PetCo, Genevieve Kelly. And it was this relationship I built with Genevieve which got SpotOn over the finish line with PetCo. She was not only a mentor but a champion. A champion in the C-suite is what I feel made all the difference. We hope to continue our relationship and have Genevieve potentially join our Board of Directors."
- Aparna Srinivasan, Founder and CEO of SpotOn
When I came to my first dinner at The Fourth Floor I was blown away by the women in the room and thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know them. I had started my company 6 months prior and was just kicking off my first venture capital fundraise. A conversation that started casually with angel investor Diane Henry transitioned to a more meaningful coffee chat and ultimately her investing in The Vendry. I’m incredibly grateful to The Fourth Floor for facilitating that connection for me! "
- Daphne Hoppenot, Founder of The Vendry
"I am so impressed with the women I met at The Fourth Floor soft launch. The founders all had amazing stories and vision, the speakers were thoughtful and provocative, and I left thinking not only was this about time, but that everyone in the room was a rock star."
- Louise Firestone, SVP and General Counsel of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc.
"Since joining The Fourth Floor and attending their happy hours and other events, I have found an intimate way of networking like never before. As a startup, especially in this financial environment, knowledge and introductions are imperative and I’m getting them daily. I’ve been in networking environments before but never like this! These are the new shakers and movers!"
- Cricket Lee, CEO of BOTA (Fashion Tech Science and Data Innovator)
Is there an upside to COVID-19? Unequivocal "Yes" with the right partnership of female GCs and entrepreneurs who help each other secure board seats and funding.
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