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Dealing with a difficult manager relationship; Transitioning from PM to founder; Managing inside growing companies
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Welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 258th edition of Femstreet. If you enjoy this issue, please share it with your friends and like it above.
SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice have launched their new company Peoplehood, a "guided conversation practice" business. Hard work will not complete your success equation. Women-led Web3 companies raise 4x less funding than those with male founders. Female check-writers alone aren’t enough to close the female fundraising gap. LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh grew the company to $100M ARR and 4k customers, now decided to hand the baton to a new CEO and is stepping into a new role as Executive Chair of the board. The number of new companies in the UK started by women has more than doubled since 2018. What it means to have a productive weekend as a CEO and mum.
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Dealing with a difficult manager relationship
We’ve all been there: we take a new job or are reorganised into a new role, complete with a brand new manager. Managers have an outsized impact on your career. They often decide whether you get promoted and what opportunities you get access to. So what do you do when you find yourself butting heads, lacking support, or even dreading coming in to work for them? Deb Liu shares a guide to troubleshooting your most important work relationship…Read more.
How to get closer to your champions
As the economic tides have shifted, full prospect pipelines and accelerated sales cycles have been upended, replaced by tighter budgets and an essential-tools-only mandate. You need to generate a pipeline and fill the funnel. But third-party reviews, quotes, reference calls, case studies, and customer advisory boards are what get you over the finish line. Kalina Bryant, who served as Asana’s first Head of Customer Advocacy, gives a crash course on customer advocacy and how it fits into your org chart…Read more.
Blockchains and the next generation of fandom
Influencer Mr Beast embodies the “success story” made possible by the rise of Internet-enabled social media platforms like YouTube + TikTok. Amanda Young of Collab+Currency explores the state of today’s creator Internet, including intense competition for mindshare, the rise and fall of targeted advertising, the growth of influencers, and why the next MrBeast will reach new levels of fandom through Web3’s unlocks…Read more.
Managing inside growing companies
One of the hardest things about being a manager inside a growing company is that you both have to manage your own emotional rollercoaster and you are are responsible for helping your team manage theirs. The biggest gifts you can give anyone (who is performing well) inside a start-up are self-discovery and stretch opportunities. Former COO and advisor Molly Graham shares more on how to be a good manager…Read more.
Transitioning from PM to founder
Instagram and Notion have ex-PM founders. How easy is it to jump from PM to founder? PMs build products, founders build companies. When you’re a PM, the solution to problems is product. When you're a founder, the solution to problems is people. Jam’s founder Dani Grant on what she wished she had known as a PM embarking on the founder journey…Read more.
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