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Speakers and Lessons From This Year’s CEO and Board Leadership/Governance Class Spring Quarter 2021

June 15, 2021

Even though everything is still virtual, Eileen O’Neill Odum and I were happy to be back and teaching another bright class of MBA students at the University…

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Encouraging More Women Into Careers in VC

March 18, 2021

We know that founders are looking for investors who value diversity and recognize the success that comes with diverse teams, so what can we do to attract…

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Turning the Tables: What Do Female Founders Look for When Seeking Out Investors?

February 24, 2021

As an investor, there are many factors that I consider when working with founders. Along with pitching a good idea, I’m also thinking of the biases that…

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Wrapping up the Year: What 2020 Has Taught Us

December 17, 2020

In just a few words, 2020 was wild, unpredictable, and exhausting. We all thought the chaos of COVID-19 would only last a few weeks or months, but…

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Battling With Mindset: How To Stay Focused Even When the World Is Burning Down

October 9, 2020

As if the spread of COVID-19 isn’t challenging enough to navigate, we’re also facing tragic fires, unpredictable social and political environments, job losses, financial troubles, personal problems,…

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Preparing an Effective Pitch Deck

September 17, 2020

Last month, I shared some Tips for Raising Capital Right Now, and within it, I touched on how it’s necessary to have a good slide deck that’s…

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Tips for Raising Capital Right Now

July 24, 2020

I mentioned in one of my older blog posts that “the best investments come out of relationships and trust,” but how do you build relationships when you…

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DNA of a Successful Entrepreneur: Resiliency in the Face of COVID-19

July 2, 2020

I’ve worked with entrepreneurs for most of my life. Some companies will make it, while other companies won’t. So, what leads to success? Especially during this trying…

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Wrap up for the Year

June 11, 2020

Eileen Odum and I have just wrapped up co-teaching this spring quarter of the CEO and Board Leadership class at the University of Washington’s Foster School of…

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Board Member Responsibilities During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

It feels like we’ve been in this state of uncertainty for a long time, but it’s really just the beginning. This COVID-19 pandemic isn’t easy for anyone,…

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