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Creating a coverage plan for your parental leave; Building a true edge; using the NOLS group decision-making framework
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Hello, Hello - welcome to Femstree't’s life online. I’m Sarah and this is the 270th edition of Femstreet.
Entrepreneurship network Hello Alice unveils a $70M equitable access fund. Carbon removal marketplace Supercritical, co-founded by Michelle You, raised a $13M Series A from Lightspeed. 45% of European startups have no female board members. Best practices for female GPs looking to capitalize on the growing power of female LPs. Why it’s still harder for women to get funding for their companies. The startup co-launched by ex-Apple design and engineer Bethany Bongiorno revealed its first product: The Humane Ai Pin. Food tech BetterBrand founded by Aimee Yang, known for creating “The Better Bagel” closed a $6M Series A at a pre-money valuation of $170M - a new record for a female founder. Lessons from fundraising as a female founder. AI-threatened jobs are mostly held by women.
From builders and investors in our universe…
Building a true edge
Most of us focus on table stakes or commodities, instead of building a true edge. The path of least resistance is to make popular decisions where we appease everyone. Prioritizing a consensus means picking the least controversial option. This is how we end up sinking all our time into table stakes, instead of building an edge. Linda Zhang shares how you can build your edge…Read more.
Missing out on product positioning at the early stage
Many startups suffer after initial growth because they can’t figure out what they are building and for whom. If you aren’t setting your positioning in the customer’s mind correctly from the beginning, you won’t be able to create clear marketing strategies and hiring and onboarding marketing people will be tough. Product Marketer Ritika Mehta on how to figure out your product positioning and why it’s so important to get right…Read more.
The NOLS group decision-making framework
There are very clear, distinct types of decision-making that are good for different moments and types of decisions. As the leader of a growing company, you’ll face more and more scary choices that you need to make. Having a framework that you and your team decide to use together can both make the decisions feel less daunting and help you feel less alone as a leader. Molly Graham on how to use a range of decision-making styles and apply the NOLS framework…Read more.
How to create an exceptional coverage plan for your parental leave
If you or your partner is expecting a baby and you plan to take extended leave (more than a few weeks), you’ll need to put together a thorough coverage plan. A solid coverage plan will help you focus completely on your family without unexpected disturbances and build and maintain relationship capital with your manager, peers, and the broader team. Pinterest’s Tamara Hinckley shares a step-by-step playbook for creating an exceptional coverage plan for your parental leave…Read more.
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