Born in Boston to hippie parents, with a predestined ability to get whatever she set her mind to, today’s Glambition Radio guest woke up when realizing women in the world were facing both gender and racial inequality on a daily basis. Especially so in the tech and entrepreneurial spaces, as she learned during her years at Google and YouTube.
Today, Karen Cahn is the Founder + CEO of IFundWomen, which provides early-stage female entrepreneurs with access to capital via crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching, and a powerful community of women business owners. On GlambitionRadio.com you’ll hear why and HOW—during this current challenging economic time—women entrepreneurs should make securing non-debt financial backing our first priority. (This is brilliant and should be common knowledge.)
After experiencing challenges and disparity in economic backing for female content creators and business owners (and even in her first business), Karen developed what is now a revolutionized inside sales and crowdfunding operation, and continues to support women entrepreneurs with resources and tools promoting economic opportunity.
On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear:
- The ‘made-up disease’ Karen ‘contracted’ while facilitating multi-million-dollar deals between consumer packaged goods companies and gamer boys. (This was awesome!)
- Why Karen’s first foray into entrepreneurship was a massive FLOP—and her key advice to any woman who thinks she’s ready to make the career jump
- How Karen’s surprisingly laissez-faire, non-corporate upbringing led her to a career in the early stages of the Internet business (the email she used to land a job at Google is a total throwback)
- How the generosity of Karen’s aunt and cousin during a serious business pinch helped plant the seed for IFundWomen—and why THIS should be the first funding stop on the journey to entrepreneurship
So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).
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