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With Carolyn Childers (Founder/CEO, Chief) & Scarlet Fu (Editor, Bloomberg).
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 05:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Bloomberg, 731 Lexington Ave


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Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, & Tech:NYC invite you to join us for the latest installment of the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series, featuring Carolyn Childers, CEO & Co-founder of Chief, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television.

Only 6.6 percent of the companies on this year's Fortune 500 list had female CEOs. Carolyn Childers co-founded Chief to address this gender disparity in executive leadership by providing women with the support & connections to help them advance in their careers. A private network for rising vice presidents to C-level executives, Chief offers its members mentorship opportunities, coaching sessions, events, & other resources, including access to a members-only clubhouse in TriBeCa.

Since its launch in January of 2019, Chief has grown to include 1,500 members, who represent 1,000 companies, such as Apple, Nike, Amazon, & Google. It has another 7,000 women on its membership waitlist. It raised $22 million in a Series A round led by General Catalyst & Inspired Capital and, this spring, Chief plans to open a new five-story, 20,000-square foot location in the Flatiron district.

We hope you'll join us for this conversation, in which Childers & Fu will discuss Chief's mission & rapid growth, how running operations at Handy & working in venture capital prepared Childers to launch the organization, why its exclusive membership is also open to men, & what we can all do to help more women reach the C-suite.

Cocktail reception begins

Doors close, conversation starts

Audience Q&A with Cornell Tech students

Networking & hors d'oeuvres to follow

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited & registered attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Doors close promptly at the top of the hour. Individuals arriving late may be turned away from the building. No walk-ins allowed.


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Carolyn Childers
Carolyn Childers is the Co-founder & CEO of Chief, the private network built to drive more women into positions of power & keep them there. She is an experienced leader & operator, having successfully scaled several early-stage businesses. Prior to founding Chief, Carolyn was SVP of Operations at Handy, led the launch of the site (Quidsi) & acted as its GM through its acquisition by Amazon. Carolyn is now focusing her energy & experience on tackling the imbalance of professional power & create lasting change from the top-down, landing her on's 2019 Female Founders 100 List.
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