Chief raises $15M to expand network for women leaders [EN]

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Chief raises $15M to expand network for women leaders [EN]

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Chief, the private network for women leaders, has raised $15 million in a new round of funding to expand into new cities.

Chief offers peer group experiences, an online platform, and event programming meant to connect and support women leaders.

The company is backed by investors including General Catalyst, GGV Capital and Primary Venture Partners, and has raised $40 million to date.

“Our goal has always been creating a network that has the most powerful women that can really affect change from the top down,” co-founder Lindsay Kaplan said in an interview with Crunchbase News.

The idea for Chief came about as Kaplan and co-founder/CEO Carolyn Childers advanced in their own careers. As both entered more senior roles and spent time managing and mentoring others, their pool of execs to serve as coaches to them personally became smaller.

Click here to read the full article published by Crunchbase on 21 May 2020.

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