We’re excited to kick off our #WomenInPower video series with Sarah LaFleur, the CEO and founder of MM.LaFleur.
What is Women in Power?
Ellevest talked to four successful women entrepreneurs in the food, fashion, tech and PR industries about how they overcame the challenges of raising money and building a business. No BS, no glossing over the grit, just woman-to-woman advice from influential #WomenInPower.
Why do we need this conversation? Because:
Companies run entirely by women only get about 2.2% of venture capital dollars.
With those kinds of odds, it’s no surprise that only about 17% of venture-backed startups were led by a woman founder in 2017.
But once they launch, women-founded companies outperform companies led by men.
So let’s meet Sarah!
“Having worked in environments that were male-dominated, I always felt like I had to conform, When I see the women at my company, it’s a lot about, ‘Okay, how can you actually be yourself?’” -Sarah LaFleur, MM.LaFleur
In our first episode, Sarah gets candid about the VC industry, the first $400,000 she raised for MM, and why she believes the world will be a better place when more women control more money. Watch the full video and start investing toward your future today.
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