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How To Change The World: Female Founders and Investors Building Solutions for Systems Change

June 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

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June 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT)

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Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, is stepping up to help female founders!

Please join us for a conversation led by Courtney Leimkuhler, Co-founder of Springbank Collective, and Nnena Ukuku, CEO of 5/3 Solution

Join these two growth experts to learn how Female Founders and Investors are building solutions for systems change. SpringBank is focused on eliminating the gender gap and 5/3 Solutions engages African American communities on local elections. Courtney and Nnena will share insights around how we can make an impact and difference on our current systems of oppression.

Don’t miss our Founded By series, sponsored by Project Entrepreneur, a program of UBS! Every Thursday through June, founders, business owners and VCs will come together to share learnings, challenges and strategies through group discussion and virtual gathering.


About Courtney Leimkuhler, Co-founder of Springbank Collective:

Courtney Leimkuhler is the co-founder of Springbank Collective, a coalition of investors determined to build the infrastructure that supports women and working families in order to close the gender gap.  By investing in early stage companies creating the tools, platforms and services that address the themes of care, career and household consumer, Springbank’s goal is to catalyze the new care economy and the future of inclusive work.

Courtney also serves as a board member and advisor to several young fintech and insurtech efforts including Coverwallet (sold to Aon in 2020), Betterment, The Commons Project, and Asta Capital. Previously, Courtney spent nearly 20 years in the financial services industry.  Most recently she was the Chief Financial Officer of Marsh, the world’s leading corporate insurance broker and the largest operating company of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC). Courtney also spent a decade at the New York Stock Exchange and its parent company where she served as a member of the Management Committee and Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A during a transformational period in the global equity capital markets.

Courtney is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Courtney lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Nnena Ukuku, CEO of 5/3 Solution:

Nnena Ukuku is a startup attorney from Silicon Valley.
Nnena is passionate about creating more opportunities for underrepresented communities in technology. She is one of the founders of Black Founders Startup Community (Black Founders). For her work with Black Founders, she was named one of Forbes 2012: Women Who are Changing the World. Currently she is the CEO of a company called 5/3 Solution. 5/3 Solution exists to flip the 3/5th Compromise and amplify the voice of the black voter. 5/3 applies what they call the New Era approach, which is Engagement, Research (data), and Activation (working with local activists).

About Ann Shoket (Moderator), Author, Speaker, Next Generation Expert & Former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen:  

Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about ambition and success for a new generation.

Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and CNN, and was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. She speaks for conferences and corporations including TEDx, SXSW, The Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, Facebook, Hyatt and more.

Shoket’s widely-acclaimed book, The Big Life, was hailed by The New York Times as “a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their bosses and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do.” She’s also the founder of a vibrant nationwide community of men and women who meet online and in person to help each other succeed—in work and life.