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Will Your Office Design Hold Up When You’re No Longer a Startup?

When you’re in the startup phase, workspace flexibility ranks low on the priority list. Every day is about carving out your niche, ideally with a handful of trusted colleagues or… Read more » The post Will Your Office Design Hold Up When You’re No Longer a Startup? appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.

Why Female Founder Office Hours is So Important

If you haven’t yet heard about Female Founder Office Hours it is an initiative you should be aware of whether you’re male, female or any other gender identify. The idea is simple enough: several female VC partners at top funds will hold 1-hour meetings with 40 promising female entrepreneurs looking to get advice on their business and pitch in a friendly, non-judgmental, safe environment. I want to outline why I think this is such an important initiative but first want to be sure you know that my partner Kara Nortman and my friend Eva Ho are hosting the next Female Founder Office Hours in our offices on March 13 and you can sign up here → LA Female Office Hours. Please help share this widely so that more women become aware of this important resource that is being run nationally. For the LA event, for example, they will not only have a selection of great LA VCs but also 10+ senior VC women from the SF Bay Area will be coming down for it. So why is this initiative so important for men, women and other gender identities? 1. Mentorship / Modeling Behavior An important part of leadership is being a role model for those who may come after you to look up and say, “If she can do it then why can’t I?” Female Founder Office Hours gives founders the mentorship and the role models to see that it is in not only possible but also to have a plan to make it a reality. My partner Kara wrote a great post on the topic that you should read. But I’ll give you one quote that struck a chord with me, “Since childhood, I have been fortunate enough to be inspired by strong women. My grandmother was one of the first woman to earn a math degree from Columbia and never gave a damn about what women are “supposed to do.” Thanks to her, I never thought much about my identity being defined by being a woman. I always wanted my academic & career achievements to just stand on their own. Kara is a strong…

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