Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter. If you’re not familiar with The Riveter, it’s a modern day union of women and their allies. It’s a community, a workspace and resource that supports women in building business and careers. The Riveter has locations all throughout the US and is growing rapidly.
I cannot wait for you to hear this story. Amy Nelson practiced corporate litigation for over a decade in New York City and Seattle and worked in politics under several presidents. But it wasn’t until she was a mother that she started noticing something. Conversations no longer were about her career, but how motherhood would impact her career. Why was it not possible to “have it all”: be the best lawyer, the best wife, and mother? Looking for inspiration, she discovered a telling statistic: 43% of highly trained professional women “off-ramp” after having kids. It was then an idea started to form.
In this episode we explore:
- How a bold concept can go from idea to reality.
- How Amy raised money and grew a national company in 2.5 years
- Being a vulnerable leader + the emotional journey of exploring and building something new
- How can we all help continue to break down barriers & our unconscious biases.
- and so much more
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