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THE FOURTH FLOOR: A NEXT LEVEL COMMUNITY

WE believe

We're investing in a new kind of entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow women's companies and careers

Women have a hard time getting board seats and raising money to scale their companies. The Fourth Floor brings 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.

UPComing virtual events

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

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A workshop with Andrea Spirov of 'Inspired Marketing


If you’re like most founders, you feel like you've spent a ton of money on marketing that doesn’t work. If you knew what to do differently, you would—but you don’t, and so you feel stuck. Meanwhile, your sales are lagging. Your bottom line isn’t budging. And worst of all, you feel discouraged. Here’s the good news: you can turn this around. 


In this practical, 90 minute workshop, 'spired Marketing Principal Strategist, Andrea Spirov —a StoryBrand Certified Guide—will share seven simple marketing principles proven to engage customers and grow businesses. You’ll walk away knowing how to capture your customers’ attention and compel them to buy. Participants will craft a one-liner during the workshop (perfect for introducing yourself at The Fourth Floor Happy Hours), and we'll take a look at your websites so you can begin a profitable transformation there.

The Lithium Cohort: 2 Part Series. Thursday, May 14 & 28 at 5:30-7:00pm EST

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

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The Lithium Cohort will be made up of companies and executives that are working on a solution to some of our most significant and current business and societal challenges including Health & Sustainability.


Thanks for your interest. Applications are now closed.

Take Four Happy Hour with Whiskey Stories: Friday, May 29 at 4:30 pm EST

It's Not About You: A Radical Approach to Marketing for Any Industry. Wed, May 27 at 4:00 pm EST.

Business Development & Building Your Battalion. Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 pm EST.

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From 4:30-5:00: Join us and Rachna Hukmani of Whiskey Stories as she takes us on a sensory whiskey journey and shows us how to make a whiskey cocktail three different ways (Shaken, Stirred and Jarred). Bring a whiskey you have on hand and a favorite snack along with any bar ware you may have (even a jar and a spoon will do). Also bring something citrus based (lemon, lime, oranges) and any of your favorite teas (early gray, honey/ginger). Let's get a multisensory Whiskey Stories experience. Ask Rachna anything whiskey related, business strategy related or stories about her unique upbringing and her life. 


Stay from 5:00-6:00 pm to take part in our regular intimate Happy Hour and network with some of the amazing women in our community.


Have your GIVES and GETS ready so we can all support each other.


***You must be an accepted member to participate

Business Development & Building Your Battalion. Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 pm EST.

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

Business Development & Building Your Battalion. Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 pm EST.

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What Should You Be Doing During this Pandemic to Help You Build Business and Your Battalion? This session will address ways to deepen relationship and build on the mantra that people do business with “people they like and trust”. We will also discuss ways to build up your team (battalion) so that you are armed and ready when we emerge into our new “normal”. You will leave this session with actionable steps to use every day that will result in a better and stronger business network.


Monica Blacker spent 22 years practicing as a business workout and reorganization attorney. During her climb to partner in an international law firm, she observed many pitfalls and obstacles that can get in the way and, ultimately, cause women and minorities to derail or leave their jobs. Armed with personal experiences, stories, and anecdotes from many of her colleagues, Monica has become a passionate advocate for minorities and women and an international speaker on topics designed to make the road smoother. She is a sought-after speaker, providing practical tips and immediate action steps.

Monica Blacker is the Founder of BAX Advisors, LLC., a firm focused on helping women and minorities advance in their careers. In addition to supporting professional growth, BAX also helps organizations design and/or refresh their current diversity and inclusion initiatives

Take Four Happy Hour: Friday, June 5 at 5:00 pm EST

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

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Bring your "quarantini", take a breath, and hang with us.  We may choose a topic or let the drinks and conversation flow.


Prepare to share your GIVES and GETS so we can all really help each other.


***You must be an accepted member to participate.

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

Do Well by Doing Good: Two Cents with a Venture Capitalist. Tuesday, June 23 at 1:00 pm EST.

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A conversation and Q&A with Kathryn Cartini of Chloe Capital.


Despite receiving significantly less funding, studies show that women-led technology companies, like the ones Chloe Capital invests in, produce more sales, exit faster and generate more returns for investors. In partnership with universities, foundations and corporations, Chloe Capital was founded by women to create opportunities for women entrepreneurs and investors. Now two years later, and over 10,000 members strong, the Firm's service-oriented VCs have empowered a community of supporters to catalyze $10M for Chloe Capital portfolio companies. You CAN do well by doing good. Join the Movement to #InvestInWomen




Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

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Learn about how to get a board seat, the different types of company opportunities, and how to structure your ideal company board. This program provides an inspirational overview, complete with templates and brainstorming documents, that sets you up to pitch yourself or company effectively.  It is valuable for hopeful board candidates and founders alike. 

 

We limit the number of attendees to better facilitate meaningful connections among participants.


This event sells out quickly. 

Funding & Community with IFundWomen: Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 am EST

Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

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We'll be talking with the Co-Founder of IFundWomen Sarah Sommers and learning how and why she, her Co-Founder Karen Cahn, and her team have built their incredible community.


IFundWomen is a startup funding platform providing access to capital through crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching on all the topics entrepreneurs need to know about, and a network of women business owners that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action.

Take Four Happy Hour: Friday, June 12 at 4:00 pm EST

Board Boot Camp: How to get on a board or get an ideal advisory board. Thursday, June 25 at 6 pm EST

Take Four Happy Hour: Friday, June 12 at 4:00 pm EST

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Bring your "quarantini", take a breath, and hang with us.  We may choose a topic or let the drinks and conversation flow.


Prepare to share your GIVES and GETS so we can all really help each other.


***You must be an accepted member to participate.

Our community is over 800 strong and growing quickly.

Members include:

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

Membership types

Seed Member

Seed Member

Seed Member

Executives - Female identifying and non-binary investors, general counsels, and executives working in a company environment (excluding service providers), with 10+ years of industry experience.


Founders - Female identifying and non-binary full-time founders, or co-founders of businesses (excluding solo practitioners and consultants) with plans to substantially scale operations.

Sun Member

Seed Member

Seed Member

Service provider executives, consultants, solo practitioner founders, and allies may participate in The Fourth Floor in various capacities, like becoming a sponsor.  Service providers include: law firm lawyers, coaches, realtors, recruiters, money managers, etc.  Reach out to us for opportunities and more information.


To apply you must fit into one of these categories.

Any questions, check out our FAQs


Join us today. Membership is still FREE while we're in Beta.

success stories & Testimonials

"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 Fourth Floor dinner 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.

"The Fourth Floor brings together an impressive community for well-curated and intentional relationship building. Attending one of their organized dinners included thoughtful conversation prompts that led participants towards creating meaningful connections that go beyond typical networking events. I look forward to being a part of this community as it continues to grow!"


- Emily Wazlak, Founder of Shine Registry 

"I'm so delighted to have found the Fourth Floor community - the women I've met are unfailingly curious, interesting, engaged, eager and motivated to grow relationships and experiences outside the four corners of their workday. The programming that the Fourth Floor team puts together is beautifully curated yet expansive enough to serve the range of interests, careers and women who make up the membership. I'm very much looking forward to seeing, and participating in, the development of the community, which seems to be so rich with potential and critically addresses a natural gap in the networking ecosystem." 


- Gillian Warmflash, VP and Assistant General Counsel at J.P. Morgan

"Having been in the legal industry for almost two decades, I am often challenged and frustrated by the lack of mentors with whom I have shared experiences and backgrounds. I am excited about The Fourth Floor and the possibility of connecting with an incredible community of women leaders who are committed and interested in shaping our present and future with inclusive compassion, intellectual curiosity, and authenticity. I can't wait to see what's next!"


- Jennifer Chung, GC, AccuWeather

"I'm so grateful to the The Fourth Floor team and community! Through their network, we connected with an accomplished lawyer who ended up becoming our startup's legal advisor. The quality of professionals in their network means you're constantly connecting with brilliant, experienced leaders. The Fourth Floor's ethos of reciprocity and celebrating each other pushes every member upward. Thank you!"   


- Anonymous Co-Founder of a FinTech

"Based on connections that I made through the Fourth Floor in the past 2 weeks alone, I've gotten expert advice that has propelled me towards actually making the long-due overhaul of my brand messaging and strategy. This is an invaluable community, and I'm excited to continue working with The Fourth Floor and formalize more of my advisorship network." 


- Nikki Adamson, Founder of Hustle Hunters

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Featured Member: Brandi DeCarli, Founding Partner of Farm from a Box

Each month we feature a member from our community and have them tell us a little bit about themselves and what they are working on.

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Conversations with out co-founders

Founder Breen Sullivan & Olga Mack

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.

Co-Founder Sarah Feingold & Olga Mack

Business and law is a marriage that has been in counseling… well, forever.

As a member: Enjoy Events + more

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Board Boot Camp

Interested in starting your board career? 

Looking for an advisor to join your board?

Attend and learn what you need to do to find your perfect opportunity. Leave with actionable steps and hear from our panel of experts.

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All Member Networking Events

Be invited to fun, non-traditional events where you can get to know the members of our community. Trade ideas, share stories, and discover what you can GIVE and GET from these amazing women.

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Elemental Board Accelerator

Be selected to attend a carefully curated series of events specifically designed to bring participants the maximum potential for successful and lasting relationships. 

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DeCrow Dinners

Thought provoking and bonding gatherings of members who have a common interest or industry.

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Dining 4 Four

Meet other members in an intimate setting to discuss and brainstorm real business issues or just enjoy new company, good food and engaging conversation.  



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Sip & Learn Speaker Series

Expand your mind or statisfy credit needs. There is a lot to gain from the experts offering their insights.

***CLE, CE, CPE credit when possible.

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Online Marketplace

Meet and Shop our Founders.

Keep up with the amazing businesses they are building.

Intimate Dinners with Guest Speakers and Industry Leaders. 




"Women belong on boards"- By popular demand - for sale now!

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Laser engraved wood cutting boards.

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Each board, like every women, unique and beautiful.

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Price: $44. Sign up here to order yours.

Size: 12" x 5" x .25"

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