Growing Companies While Growing Humans


Lisa Fetterman

Nomiku Inc

Amy Nelson

The Riveter

Rachel Sklar


The average age of a first time entrepreneur is 39. And women are starting businesses at a rate five times that of men. And yet we rarely talk about the collision of two worlds: growing companies at the same time you're growing humans. We hear stories of female founders hiding pregnancies until fundraising rounds are closed and endless accounts of investors questioning the commitment of women in the C-suite with small children at home. And we do not hear stories of male founders skating questions of babies on the way or toddlers at home. During this panel, panelists who've raised millions of dollars - some of it while visibly pregnant - will share their stories and their strategies for leaning into pregnancy, parenthood, and power, all at once.

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