Female Founders

Thursday, February 22, 2018

5 p.m. 7 p.m.

Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), L105A and Forum

The Women’s Leadership Society presents “Female Founders,” a panel discussion about the successful entrepreneurial journeys undertaken by women from different industries who are making their mark in today’s highly-competitive innovation economy.

Have a great idea? Let’s get it started! WLS is bringing together four female founders for a candid conversation on entrepreneurial career paths. Topics we’ll cover:

  • What kind of business could I start?
  • How will I get money? Do I have to raise venture capital, or connect with an angel investor? 
  • What's it like to join a VC-backed company that's growing fast?
  • What’s it like to bootstrap my business with capital from friends and family?
  • What are non-traditional entrepreneurial careers I can have inside an established company?
  • How do I get past my fears and go for it?

Join us on February 22nd for a lively conversation about what it’s like to be a founder and CEO. 

Our panellists will include:

  • Amber Allen, CEO and Chief Strategist for Double A
  • Libby Bush, CEO and Founder, Tandem Entertainment
  • Talia Goldstein, CEO and Founder, Three Day Rule
  • Magdalena Yesil, Founder, Broadway Angels; founding board member and first investor of Salesforce; author, Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy

Our moderator will be Jill James, founder and president of SiF Industries, LLC.

The Women’s Leadership Society (WLS) at USC Annenberg M{2e} provides support for female professional advancement at the intersection of technology, media and entertainment.

This event is the second installment in a three-part speaker series on Women & Entrepreneurship sponsored by WLS for Spring 2018.


  • 5:00–6:30 p.m. ANN Auditorium
  • 6:30–7:00 p.m. Reception, ANN Forum

RSVP requested.