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Review for Springboard Enterprises, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As one of the founding members of Springboard's efforts to change the world for women entrepreneurs, I am very proud of everything that this organization has accomplished. Amy Millman and her team have worked tirelessly for over 10 years to educate, empower and showcase women founding and leading high growth entrepreneurial ventures. Their programs have led to billions in funding as well as amazing connections and results for the women involved. I now serve on the National Council of Advisors - a terrific group of dedicated folks.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As the co-founder of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, I worked with Springboard to launch the very first Springboard Venture Forum event in CA in 2000. Of the 27 women who participated, almost every one raised $$. Over $5B has been raised since.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with Amy Millman, the CEO. She is a HUGE connector and advocate for women. She is always creating new and better ways to help women entrepreneurs and change the world for women business owners.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard working, dedicated and easy to work with.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the US economy for the better. Every dollar that this organization gets is leveraged to help women entrepreneurs who in turn employ others and build meaningful, sustainable businesses. This is what we need a lot more of!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Serve on the National Council.
 

Review for Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Anita Borg Institute is doing great work. They run the fabulous Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing that brings together a lot of great women in the industry and helps new women entering the industry to get great jobs at all the tech companies around the country (particularly Silicon Valley). They also do a terrific job sharing resources, ideas, news with their community through their Systers list and their social media activity. Their events are well-run, they are highly professional to deal with as a speaker, and they have a lot of dedication to their cause.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was a speaker at the Grace Hopper Conference on two occasions and also spoke at one of their events for senior women in universities. I have attended their Women of Vision dinner more than once and have served on a committee to help select award winners

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top notch and truly dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world by truly scaling their programs to get more women's voices into the development of great technology.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I was a conference speaker, advisor, service provider all at different times.

Thank you so much, Denise. You make us blush! Of course it's fabulous speakers and awesome volunteers like you who make our events so wonderful.