We all want more women on corporate boards - but it still has to be the right fit. Breen Sullivan, founder of The Fourth Floor, an female-lead ecosystem that reimagines the board room, investment and how we support female entrepreneurship, gives us five things to think about when searching for that perfect board seat.
In this episode, Kirsten Franklin talks with Founder and Investor Breen Sullivan about how The Fourth Floor helps women in the startup world and why they should join the community. Find out how you can connect with experienced advisors with large networks and gain access to board seats and investments to drive systematic change!
The Fourth Floor is a community and ecosystem for women reimagining the board room, investment, and how we support female entrepreneurship in today’s world. The Fourth Floor Founder Breen Sullivan has worked with startup and high-growth companies for nearly a decade, specializing in technology, SaaS, energy efficiency, and data science.
Sarah Feingold is more than an artist. She's more than a jewelry maker. She is a business lawyer who hustled her way into a dream job as the first lawyer at Esty. She is also a startup builder and playwright. And more.
Join us as we learn about her superpower, how she discovered it, and how she uses it for business.
We had a blast chatting with Christina Sjahli on Her CEO Journey podcast: The Business Finance Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs. Listen in to hear us share about:
➤ How we came together (5:03)
➤ The two main problems we wanted to solve (6:39)
➤ Who’s welcome to join The Fourth Floor (10:24)
➤ How we funded The Fourth Floor (16:53)
➤ Why a good advisory board is so valuable (17:51)
➤ Rethinking what it means to be a board member (21:40)
➤ When startup founders should start seeking legal counsel (24:34)
➤ Our best advice for women entrepreneurs (28:50)
Notes To My (Legal) Self
by Olga Mack
In this episode, we discuss collaboration and competition trends. Competition is not always better than collaboration. Are certain groups better at leveraging collaboration? What can be the benefits of collaboration? How can it lead to innovation? Is the idea that collaboration enlarges the pie so there is more value for everyone to than compete over?
Featuring Founder Breen Sullivan and Co-Founder Sarah Feingold and their journey to found The Fourth Floor.
Sarah Feingold joins us on the show to share her experience on the front lines of in-house legal in the startup world. We'll be discussing stories from her career journey, including how she found her way into Etsy as the 17th employee and grew into the General Counsel role during Etsy's dramatic growth. We'll also be speaking about how she's been able to be both a lawyer and an artist through her work on The Legal Madness project.