Female Founders Day 2019

sponsored by GroupM and Greenspring Associates

Xaxis was proud to be a part of the Female Founders Forum, sponsored by GroupM and Greenspring Associates, featuring influential executives from across the spectrum of media, marketing, e-commerce, technology, and finance.

At the event, female founders talked of personal successes, overcoming challenges, and encouraging the hundreds of women and men gathered in the room at GroupM’s New York headquarters to empower each other.

Read full coverage of the event here.

Lindsay Pattison, Chief Client Officer, WPP

“There’s a great saying:

‘If you can’t see her you can’t be her.’

And this is a fantastic example of seeing some amazing women and thinking, ‘I can be like that.’”

Caroline Klatt, Founder, CEO, Headliner Labs

It’s been incredibly exciting to work with GroupM because there are so many women who are leading teams and guiding strategy, and our team is primarily women, and for us to be working with an organization where women are calling the shots, creating the strategies, is incredibly exciting.”

Marina Diaz Ibarra, Managing Partner, WOLOX

“As a woman entrepreneur you need to really believe in what you’re doing, and that takes a lot of courage.

For any woman that is trying to start their business, the biggest thing is knowing that it’s going to be a ton of work, you’re going to have a lot of barriers, but it’s also going to be a very unique journey.”

Haylee Adkins, VP of Strategy + Special Initiatives, Drawbridge

“It’s wonderful to see so many encouraging women in the same room who are all super-focused on finding a seat at the table, being impactful. There’s also men in the room who are very supportive of women in leadership.”

Anda Gansca, CEO and Co-Founder, Knotch

“It’s wonderful to see so many encouraging women in the same room who are all super-focused on finding a seat at the table, being impactful. There’s also men in the room who are very supportive of women in leadership.”

Also featured at the event:

  • Natalie Massenet, Co-Managing Partner, Imaginary Ventures
  • Tori Belkin, Sr. Director of Sales, Ceros
  • Rachel Liaw, CEO & Co-Founder, Fuse Inventory
  • Molly Schonthal, VP Strategy & Innovation, Salsify
  • Hana Farahat, Partner Global Corporate Development, GroupM
  • Seyonne King, Venture Partner Greenspring Associates
  • John Avirett, General Partner, Greenspring Associates