Silicon Valley Women of Influence Jennifer LeBlanc on the Cultural Problems in Big Tech, Emptying Every Bank Account She Had in 2008, and Why You’ll Always Benefit More from Investing in Female-Led Start-Ups.
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Imagine being told you only had five years to live unless you ditched your high-stress lifestyle ASAP. Well, that’s exactly what happened to high-flying entrepreneur and former tech marketing exec Jennifer LeBlanc. Jenn is the Founder and CEO of Palo Alto-based ThinkResults Marketing, ranked as the 10th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley in 2017, alongside serving as Founder of the Changing Tides movement, a platform which helps women in business get the investment they need, and author of two best selling books. On this week’s Power Done Differently, Jenn candidly discusses the devastating effects of her divorce and its lingering after-effects on her personal and professional life, how she emptied every bank account she had during the 2008 banking crisis to save her business and support her staff, and her unwavering drive to push capital into the hands of female founders. She also reveals the moment she realised she’d been running on empty, and gets frank about why all women should start talking about money far sooner than we actually do. A must-listen for anyone invested in closing the gender-gaps in startup culture.
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