ABOUT

Leslie Feinzaig is the founder and Managing Director of Graham & Walker, a $10M venture capital fund and community on a mission to reshape the Nasdaq by investing in tech companies founded and led by women. In 2017 she started a Facebook group for women CEOs of tech companies, which quickly grew to become the most prominent network for women-founded startups and aligned investors in America. In the years since, her company has connected thousands of women founders with hundreds of VC firms across the US.


Born and raised in Costa Rica, Leslie moved to the US to attend Harvard Business School. 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 Harvard Business School Equity and Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Washington Technology Industry Association and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. She is a contributing writer for Fast Company, Techcrunch and Entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine.

 

OPEDS

Two girls walk into a job fair (or why I raised a VC fund)

Why it's incredibly rare for companies led by women to IPO

New data shows the number of women-led VC funds is exploding

Three ways VC firms can construct sustainably diverse portfolios

The pandemic is deterring women from becoming entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

 

SPEAKING

 
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The Messy Middle

2019 Champion Awards Keynote Speech

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

 

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