Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter, a national membership network of community, content, resources and coworking spaces, built by women for everyone. A graduate of Emory University and the NYU School of Law, Amy practiced corporate litigation with a focus on high-profile First Amendment matters for over a decade in New York City and Seattle. She also served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee where she co-chaired Gen44, the under 40 fundraising arm of the campaign. Amy previously worked with President Carter’s The Carter Center. In 2017, Amy launched The Riveter while pregnant with her third daughter in three years and welcomed daughter number four in June 2019. The Riveter’s growth has outpaced even WeWork’s first years and they recently closed a $15 million Series A led by Alpha Edison. Amy is a contributor for Inc., and has been published broadly including in The Washington Post and The Seattle Times. She has spoken across the world on many stages, including Forbes Under 30, Cannes Lions and SXSW.
For more than 15 years, Danielle’s approachable, results-driven leadership has yielded significant results with high-growth startups like Remitly and Amazon, as well as established companies such as Progressive and Farmers Insurance. She has scaled teams from as small as 10 to as large as 550 people, all while focusing on corporate culture and a collaborative work environment as a top priority. Danielle has developed voice of the customer programs to inform technology teams and enhance product offerings, and managed multi-million dollar budgets to efficiently forecast growth. As a human capital specialist, Danielle is passionate about helping The Riveter to redefine the future of work by including women in the vision.
Kerry’s experience spans from extensive time in the music industry at Sub Pop Records and RealNetworks to co-founding the marketing agency 206. At 206, Kerry spent more than 11 years driving award-winning marketing campaigns with national clients including Toyota, Levi’s, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, The Coca-Cola Company, Urban Outfitters, Patagonia and Amazon. As a pioneer of experiential marketing, Kerry successfully blends brand, social media, cause marketing, customized events and exhibitions, and content development to grow audiences and value. After 206 was acquired by a multi-national holding company in 2014, Kerry merged her passions of travel, politics and advocacy, and joined forces with The Riveter to build awareness of the company’s national platform of gender equity in work.
Jed Paulson is the Chief Product Officer of The Riveter, a modern union for working women. Over the course of his 21 year career, Jed has led product, analytics, marketing, and technology teams and spent the previous 10 years running eCommerce businesses for global fashion brands and retailers including Aritzia, Free People, and Recreation Equipment Incorporated (REI). Jed is a digital native, with extensive experience in digital strategy, customer experience, marketing, analytics, and product management, having successfully delivered digital transformations, consumer loyalty and engagement programs, and double digit revenue growth. As a senior leader at The Riveter, Jed is passionate about empowering our digital community with rich tools and one-of-a-kind customer experiences that mirror our amazing physical experiences. In this role, he is responsible for product, technology, analytics, and digital marketing.
Jodi-Ann leads the development of a robust programming portfolio that powers The Riveter’s mission to redefine equity in the workplace. With a strong focus on intersectionality, Jodi-Ann works to ensure all women and their allies—inclusive of any gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, ability, and child status—can leverage The Riveter to develop as impactful leaders in their businesses, networks, and the world. Jodi-Ann is also one of the founding members and co-chairs of the Seattle DEI Community of Practice (DEI CoP), an expansive network of professionals across industry committed to improving DEI practices at work. Jodi-Ann earned her Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors in Communications from Boston College.
With close to a decade of operations and growth experience, Heather has established herself as a trusted and multi-faceted operator. Whether growing companies with prominent social impact in healthtech and childcare like Heal and Helpr, or managing marketplaces with dynamic teams comprised of over 600+ employees and contractors like Soothe, Heather has managed to build operational playbooks and growth initiatives that achieve positive unit economics with scalability. If there’s anything that operating fast growing companies and multi-million dollar budgets has taught Heather, it’s that you can achieve meaningful financial success without having to sacrifice meaningful social missions.
Whit Nelson is a full-stack developer who has been developing software for 20 years. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, where he belonged to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society. In the arts community, he is a writer, actor, and comedian. He also speaks conversational Mandarin. He has built apps, sites, and products for companies like Siemens, Allstate, Takeda, YMCA, Optum, and Astellas.