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October 22, 2015
Norwest Female Founder Series: Building a Strong Board
  • Host
    Norwest Venture Partners
  • Location
    Bluxome Street Winery, San Francisco
  • Speakers
    Lorna Borenstein, Founder & CEO at Grokker
    Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder & CEO at Joyus and Founder of theBoardlist
    Bethany Mayer, President, CEO & Board Member at Ixia
    Mercedes Chatfield Taylor, Managing Partner & VC lead at The Caldwell Partners

More than 100 entrepreneurs, investors, and journalists gathered at the Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco for the Norwest Female Founder Series event “Building a Strong Board.” The panel discussion featured the CEOs of three companies who also serve on boards: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, CEO of e-commerce company Joyus and founder of theBoardlist, a resource that introduces prospective women board members to early-stage tech startups; Lorna Borenstein of fitness site Grokker; and Bethany Mayer of security company Ixia. They were joined by Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, who leads executive and board member searches as a managing partner of Caldwell Partners’ Venture Capital Practice. Norwest General Partner Sonya Brown, whose current investments and board seats include women-led or -founded businesses Bailey 44, My Alarm Center, Kendra Scott Design, PCA Skin and Madison Reed, moderated the session.

A highlight video and photos from the event may be viewed below.