In partnership with SheStarts, WEBos (Women Entrepreneurship Boston) and Peach, the WIN Lab is happy to present a panel discussion that explores both the obstacles and opportunities that women leaders have encountered during their careers. Along the way, we will hear stories and solutions, in addition to strategies these women have utilized in order to be successful, while providing the audience with useful advice on how to continue moving forward to achieve their goals.
Nicole Sahin is the CEO & Founder of Globalization Partners, which is currently ranked as the fastest growing women-lead private company in America. Globalization Partners breaks down barriers to global business with its Global PEO platform, which enables companies to expand into 150+ foreign markets without establishing subsidiaries or branch offices. The platform enables companies to hire employees overseas in a matter of days instead of the months or years it has traditionally taken companies to expand into new markets. Nicole is passionately focused on ensuring that her firm remains the most competent and trustworthy solution for companies navigating a complex global legal environment. She has twice been named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and lead Globalization Partners to achieve a ranking of #6 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
Jody was born in the Borough of Brooklyn, NYC, and has held executive-level roles with both enterprise corporations and lean startups, focusing primarily on corporate development in mobile, eCommerce and digital media. Most recently, Jody served as the SVP of Corporate Development and Digital Strategy at NYC event production agency Blueprint. Prior, Jody led National Mobile and Brand Partnerships for micro-location mobile marketing platform, Swirl Networks. She began her career in cable and telecommunications, where she held multiple sales and marketing positions, and quickly rose through the ranks at powerhouses such as MTV Networks, The Food Network, and HGTV. Before joining Swirl Jody was with Rue La La, where she launched Rue Local before heading national partnerships through the company’s acquisition.
Janet Kraus is the CEO of peach, a discovery platform of inspiring, feel good apparel, accessories and content for women who believe in better. peach mobilizes its inspiring stylist corps to showcase seasonally unique collections of feel-good and meaning-filled apparel and accessories both in the home and on social media. peach collections feature products made by peach AND by totally cool, up-and-coming and mission-aligned entrepreneurs. peach collections are supercharged with content that positively reinforces women on their journey to live a life of purpose and panache. Janet is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School and was a member of the entrepreneurship faculty at HBS from 2010 to 2014.