How do you persuade investors to invest in your idea? How do you craft a convincing story around your vision of the future? How do you align positive impact with financial returns?
At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Nathalie Molina Nio,CEO of BRAVA investments, which aims to create a billion-dollar portfolio from scratch by bankrolling start-ups on one condition: The businesses must disproportionately benefit women. As an author, a pioneer, & a storyteller at heart, she shares how entrepreneurs can take the power of story to help their companies scale.
9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion
9:45-10:15 Open Q&A
10:15-10:30 Networking & Connecting
Nathalie is the CEO of BRAVA Investments, investing in start-ups that disproportionately benefit women.She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making acatalytic impact on women in the world. She is also the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs. A technologist & coder by training, Nathalie isa consummate entrepreneur, & a storyteller at heart.
Prior to launching BRAVA, Nathalie led the launch of SELF MADE, the company,mobile app, learning platform & NY Times Best Selling book by Telemundo's formerEntertainment president, Nely Galan. In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim ChiefRevenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. Andin 2012, while at Columbia University, Molina Nio co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athenaat the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College, with the mission ofleveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Nathalie launched her first techstartup at the age of 20.
Prior to Athena, Molina Nio was involved in launching & growing a multinationalbusiness with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation in 30+ countries. AtLionbridge she helped lead the growth of its largest business from approx $5M in 2003to nearly $100M in 2009, including the inception of the strategic relationship withMicrosoft Bing.
Molina Nio has advised industry leaders in both the for- & non-profit sector rangingfrom multinationals (Disney, Microsoft, MTV, The Discovery Channel, Mattel), earlystage startups (Cranium, Onvia) & non-profits (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,World Affairs Council, Seattle International Film Festival, Athena). She writes & isquoted widely in the media, from best-selling books like Tim Ferriss' 4-Hour Workweekto diverse media outlets ranging from Bitch Magazine to Forbes, Time Inc & CNNMoney.
As New York City & State's Corporate Social Responsibility Honoree, Nathalie has beenrecognized for her exceptional leadership in educating women founders. Keith Ferrazzicalled her a super-connector in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone.Nathalie is the fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources toget stuff done, & done quickly.
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