Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee is one of those women that you just have to have if you are doing a podcast about badass working moms. She’s one of a handful of women who have created their own venture funds in recent years… and one of those women whose returns are responsible for stats that show female VCs...
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Everything Amy Errett does is steeped, soaked and infused with love. It’s the underpinning of the culture of her company Madison Reed. It’s the undercurrent of her non-work passions like Glide and GLAAD. Her definition of good parenting is convincing her daughter to love herself and be her best self. If you don’t know Errett,...
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Back before I had children, VC David Hornik was one of the only people I know who could tell me endless stories about his kids and I would sit and avidly listen. Part of that was because his four kids were all distinct characters. But a lot of it was because Hornik’s love and amusement...
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This is one of the most extreme episodes of “A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug” yet. We get way into the weeds on pregnancy: Talking about how Nomiku CEO Lisa Fetterman came back from setting up manufacturing for her sous vide company in China and endured 36 hours of labor at home because...
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If you want to read one amazing book this year by a business journalist, one awesome book on China, and one powerful book on motherhood, I have good multi-tasking news for you: All you have to read is “One Child: The story of China’s Most Radical Experiment” by Mei Fong. It’s not an exaggeration to...
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Christina Allen is a builder. She moved to Silicon Valley in the 1980s. Before it was a gold rush. Before everyone knew what “VCs” were. Before there was the bloodlust of the IPO. Back then “computer science” wasn’t so much the major that got you here as it was a mix of mechanical engineers, electrical...
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Katie Stanton has worked in three ecosystems that have mixed track records when it comes to women: Politics, banking, and tech. And good news, for the Valley: She says it was the most supportive of women of the three. Part of that may be because Stanton worked at Google, which is emerging as a bit...
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  Yeah, Winnie— a site to help parents navigate cities in a family-friendly way– recently launched. And yeah, sure, it got $2.5 million from some well-heeled Valley backers. But what really made me want CEO Sara Mauskopf as a guest on my “Uterus is a feature not a bug” podcast was a weird series of...
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I’ve been trying to grab an hour on Anne Fulenwider’s calendar since I started my “Uterus is a feature not a bug” podcast. Fulenwider has had a long career as a journalist from the Paris Review to Vanity Fair to Brides and now as Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire. Her career sort of reminds me of...
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Last night we recorded an emotional episode of our “A Uterus is a feature not a bug” podcast with Kristen Koh Goldstein, the co-founder and CEO of HireAthena. HireAthena gives jobs to working moms in “red states.” Many of these women cannot pay their rent otherwise. They don’t have other options. Their husbands haven’t worked....
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