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ABOUT

Leslie Feinzaig is a Latina entrepreneur and tech executive. In 2017 she launched the Female Founders Alliance, now a 25k-strong professional community dedicated to forging a future where powerful business leaders are more reflective of the world they serve. FFA creates content, community, and programs to accelerate the success of women and non-binary leaders.  Born and raised in Costa Rica, Leslie moved to the US to attend Harvard Business School on a full scholarship. She has since been named one of Forbes Most Powerful Women from Central America, the Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, and Seattle Magazine's Most Influential People. Leslie serves on the Boards of the Washington Technology Industry Association and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington and is a contributing writer for publications such as Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Fortune.

 

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OPEDS

TECHCRUNCH

Three ways VC firms can construct sustainably diverse portfolios

FAST COMPANY

The pandemic is deterring women from becoming entrepreneurs

FORTUNE

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing feels like millions of women have lost their bubbie

FORTUNE

Startup accelerators don’t work for female founders. Here’s how to fix that

FAST COMPANY

I run an accelerator. Here are 4 things startups can learn from rejection.

FAST COMPANY

I am a working mom and CEO who’s worked under pandemic conditions. Here’s why productivity is a myth.

ENTREPRENEUR

Female Founders Need to Stop Self Sabotaging

SEATTLE TIMES

Close the Troubling Gender Gap in Venture Capital

GEEKWIRE

I launched the 2.19% Founders Alliance to help women in tech help each other

CMS WIRE

Be Bombastic: Survival Tips for Women Raising Venture Capital

 

SPEAKING

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THE MESSY MIDDLE

A rousing keynote speech at the 2019 Champion Awards.

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READY SET RAISE 2019

My keynote on Demo Night.

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TECH INCLUSION FIRESIDE

The truth about motherhood in tech, feat. my 3-month old.

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READY SET RAISE 2018

My keynote on Demo Night for FFA's accelerator.

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IMMIGRANT'S JOURNEY

My talk at the 2017 Geekwire Summit. Warning: tear jerker.

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JUGUEMOS

My Spanish-language TEDx talk from 2014.

 
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TV & AUDIO INTERVIEWS

JERRY COLONNA'S REBOOT

Connecting to Your Past and Your Future - with Leslie Feinzaig & Jerry Colonna

BATTLE TACTICS FOR YOUR SEXIST WORKPLACE

Don't Give Advice to Women at Work

WHAT FUELS YOU

S2 E5: Leslie Feinzaig

MICROSOFT WOMEN AT WORK

Live from the Champion Awards

KING 5 EVENING

Venture Kits

CHAIRMAN MOM

Leslie Feinzaig's Army of Women

KOMO 4 NEWS

Post-Champion Awards Interview

CHEDDAR TV

Studio Interview

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

40 Under 40

100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN

Forbes Central America & Caribbean

Seattle Magazine

40 UNDER 40

Puget Sound Business Journal

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MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

Seattle Magazine

 

MEDIA FEATURES

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI MAGAZINE

We Rise: HBS alumnae and faculty weigh in on what it would take to close venture capital’s long-standing gender gap

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FAIRY GODBOSS

Fairygodboss of the Week: Leslie Feinzaig

SEATTLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

Daring Women Q&A: Leslie Feinzaig, Founder and CEO of Female Founders Alliance

GEEKWIRE

Working Geek: Female Founders Alliance CEO Leslie Feinzaig wants to help women score capital