WFF Connect Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of Women Founders and Funders meets on a regular basis to provide invaluable feedback and guidance to the management of WFF. These successful women and men have tremendous experience and background that benefits WFF.

Dominica Anderson

  • Managing Partner of Duane Morris Las Vegas office.
  • Complex Commercial Litigator and focus on start-ups and fashion law.
  • Board Member: Dress for Success Southern Nevada
  • Advisory Board: Nobiyo Undergarment

Marianne Baldrica

  • Former Regional Vice President, Nasdaq
  • Board Member, LifeMoves

Joan Barnes

  • Founder and former CEO of Gymboree
  • Co-founder Can-do Ventures
  • Author, Play it Forward

Anat Baron

  • Founder and CEO, Stashwall
  • Producer and Director
  • Former head of Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Sandy Carter

  • Vice President, Amazon Web Services
  • Forbes 2016 Digital Influencers
  • Top Channel Chief by CRN Magazine
  • Author of 3 Best Selling Business Books
  • CNN Top 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech + Top 100 in Cloud, AI, IoT
  • Top Rated Keynote Speaker / 20 Years Fortune 25 Experience

Cheryl Cheng

  • Partner with BlueRun Ventures in Menlo Park, CA
  • B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management where she was a Forte Scholar.
  • Mentor at Stanford’s Bio-Design for Mobile Health course, a collaboration between Stanford’s School of Medicine and School of Engineering.

Sarah Lincoln

  • Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Peace Corps in Gabon and Togo
  • Consultant at FINCA
  • Commercial assistant for the U.S. Foreign
    Commercial Service in Brussels

Elaine Martyn

  • Vice President, Private Donor Group, Relationship Management
  • Former Vice President of the Development at Global Fund
    for Women
  • Former Special International Advisor to the U.S. State Department’s Under Secretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy

Christine McCarthy

  • Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Former General Counsel of the American Coalition of Stock Plan Administrators

Madeline McMenamin

  • Former Managing Consultant,
    Towers Watson Silicon Valley Office

Kate Mitchell

  • Partner and Co-founder, Scale Ventures
  • Board Member Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Former Chair of the National Venture Capital Association

Dr. Richard Moran

  • President, Menlo College
  • Former partner at Venrock and former Chairman of the Board of Portal Software, author and radio personality
  • Board Member of The Council of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Chair of the Audit Committee at the Noyce Foundation

Adrienne Penta

  • Executive Director of the Center for Women & Wealth at Brown Brothers Harriman
  • Board of Overseers, Boys and Girls Club, Boston
  • Board of Director, Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Carlos Ramón

  • CEO of Compas
  • Serves on multiple start-up boards - Global General Manager
  • Successful 20+ years track record as senior executive at Peoplesoft, Akamai Technologies and Silver Spring Networks.

Connie Skidmore

  • Former Managing Tax Partner, PwC San Francisco Office
  • Serves on numerous boards including ShoreTel, Comfort Systems, Cyrcadia Health and Ivis Technologies

Thuy Vu

  • Five time Emmy winning journalist and recipient of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow award
  • Host of KQED Newsroom and host of Nasdaq’s Scale the Wall show on Business Rockstars
  • Member of the International Women’s Forum
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