The Fourth Floor is an ecosystem, a marketplace, and a community that encourages mutually beneficial exchanges of board seat and investment opportunities. We believe women belong on boards, female founders deserve strong advisors, and general counsel have untapped superpowers. Early stage founders have access to build ideal advisory boards and can utilize the collective knowledge, networks, and credibility to scale their companies. General Counsel and executives who serve on these advisory boards help grow, invest, and can leverage the experience to obtain a board position at a more prominent company. To date our community boasts more than 600 members and is growing quickly. Together, we will rise up women and business.
Claim to Fame - The Chief Administrative Officer and GC for Watermark Insights LLC, an Education Technology company. Established and built out the legal function for two high growth, early stage companies (energy efficiency and data science).
Board Experience - Has served and continues to Serve as Corporate Secretary.
Business Experience - Angel Investor and Advisor to SpotOn!
Hidden Talents - Can rock a thrift store like no one's business.
Claim to Fame - The first lawyer (and 17th employee) at Etsy, helping to take the company public. First General Counsel at Vroom.
Board Experience - Experience serving as a Corporate Secretary.
Business Experience - Seasoned business executive and startup advisor. The New York Law Journal awarded Sarah with the GC Impact Award.
Hidden Talents - An accomplished public speaker, entrepreneur, metalsmith, and scholar at NYU Law School.
Claim to Fame - Inventor of the Pedi Spacer
Business Experience - Kat is an inventor and entrepreneur at heart. She patented and brought to market a popular consumer beauty product and runs an upscale silk fashion line. She is also experienced with large scale US retailers including Amazon, Macy's Inc., Bed, Bath, and Beyond, JCPenney, and Walmart.
Hidden Talents - Cooking, Interior Design, and child wrangling
Director of Communications
Claim to Fame - Marketing Strategist and Co-Founder of ArtSnob
Business Experience - Chloe is an experienced consumer researcher and marketing strategist. She co-founded ArtSnob, a service that generates personalized recommendations for wall art using cutting-edge data science.
Hidden Talents - Celebrity spotting
Advisor & Founding Member
Claim to Fame - Aparna is the CEO and Founder of SpotOn!
Board Experience - Chair of the board.
Business Experience - A serial entrepreneur, Aparna owned and operated a successful promotional marketing & manufacturing company, until 2017 , when she founded SpotOn.
Hidden Talents - Axe throwing.
Claim to Fame – Founded DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing and does consulting and public speaking on women, careers and law in the US and abroad. Co-founded Bliss Lawyers in 2011, a company that employed high caliber attorneys to work on temporary engagements for in-house legal department and law firm clients. In 2020, Bliss was acquired by Axiom, the global leader in on-demand legal talent, and she now serves as their executive consultant.
Board Experience – Has served on the Board of The Forum of Executive Women since 2017, currently as Vice President and will become President in 2021.
Business Experience – Running DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing - as well as running the DEH Speaker Series, offering programming with New York Times best-selling authors and thought leaders in NYC and by webcast, drawing more than 1,000 participants per quarter.
Sizzle Reel - bit.ly/DEHsizzle
Hidden Talents – Had aspired to become a solid gold dancer but reluctantly settled for embarrassing her kids on the dance floor at weddings and bat-mitzvahs instead. Also, entertains friends and family by juggling, a coveted skill she cultivated in the 5th grade.