37 min

The Value of Creating Your Circle as a Woman in the Start-Up Scene with Breen Sullivan Bleav in Girl on Fire

    • Society & Culture

In the United States, 2.4million women have left the job market since February 2020. Women-led start-ups only received 2.3% of venture capital funding in 2020 - which comes after years of increases and an all-time high of 2.8% in 2019. (Data from Crunchbase)

The Harvard Business Review says "some speculate that the pandemic made investors more wary of risks and more likely to stick to their existing networks — which is very much a “boys’ club” and tougher for women to break into." (Bittner and Lau, 2021)

So where does this leave women entrepreneurs? This is where The Forth Floor comes in.

In this week's episode, Kirsten Franklin talks with Founder and Investor Breen Sullivan about how The Fourth Floor helps women in the startup world and why they should join the community. Find out how you can connect with experienced advisors with large networks and gain access to board seats and investments to drive systematic change!

The Fourth Floor is a community and ecosystem for women reimagining the board room, investment, and how we support female entrepreneurship in today’s world. The Fourth Floor Founder Breen Sullivan has worked with startup and high-growth companies for nearly a decade, specializing in technology, SaaS, energy efficiency, and data science.

You can connect and follow Breen Sullivan and The Fourth Floor here:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breensullivan

Website: http://thefourthfloor.co

In the United States, 2.4million women have left the job market since February 2020. Women-led start-ups only received 2.3% of venture capital funding in 2020 - which comes after years of increases and an all-time high of 2.8% in 2019. (Data from Crunchbase)

The Harvard Business Review says "some speculate that the pandemic made investors more wary of risks and more likely to stick to their existing networks — which is very much a “boys’ club” and tougher for women to break into." (Bittner and Lau, 2021)

So where does this leave women entrepreneurs? This is where The Forth Floor comes in.

In this week's episode, Kirsten Franklin talks with Founder and Investor Breen Sullivan about how The Fourth Floor helps women in the startup world and why they should join the community. Find out how you can connect with experienced advisors with large networks and gain access to board seats and investments to drive systematic change!

The Fourth Floor is a community and ecosystem for women reimagining the board room, investment, and how we support female entrepreneurship in today’s world. The Fourth Floor Founder Breen Sullivan has worked with startup and high-growth companies for nearly a decade, specializing in technology, SaaS, energy efficiency, and data science.

You can connect and follow Breen Sullivan and The Fourth Floor here:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breensullivan

Website: http://thefourthfloor.co

37 min

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