Come listen and meet Amy to learn how she "knew" she had the right idea for The Riveter. She will be sharing secrets she learned over the last 18 months of getting her idea off the ground. Her success with The Riveter has been fast and furious as they start to expand into other cities.
They have welcomed multiple Olympians, six U.S. Senators, and luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg. She believes that professional women are a wildly underserved and remarkably untapped network. Our membership—women, men and allies—is bonded by a single belief: There is great value in boosting women’s economic strength. (And we know this to be true because the numbers are clear. Companies with strong female leadership generate higher returns. Another recent report concluded that startups with a female founder performed 63 percent better than those with all-male founding teams.)
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Amy started The Riveter and in one year, they have grown from an idea to a trusted community. They have raised $5.25M and opened two workspaces in Seattle where our members can work, connect and learn. From a stint in space camp to building President Obama's Gen44 fundraising team from the ground up, and finally, to a tenure on Wall Street as a corporate litigator she knows success.Read More
Amy Nelson has been deep in the trenches of redefining the place for women in politics, in the workplace, and our communities. While pregnant with her second child, Amy came across a telling statistic from Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In:” 43% of highly-trained, professional women “off-ramp” after they have children. This, paired with seeing her own capacity to be both a mother and lawyer called into question, strengthened her desire to help women—be it founders, freelancers, or entrepreneurs. Knowing a shift in her priorities was in order, Amy started to sketch out a bold idea: Places designed for women, wherever they are in their careers, to find a community of support, a professional network, the business resources to invite ambition, and amenities steeped in wellness. In 2017, she launched The Riveter, female-forward workspaces and an online community platform, in Seattle with a flagship space in Capitol Hill and a second in Fremont. The brand expands into Los Angeles and additional cities in 2018 and beyond. Amy’s perspective and the mission of The Riveter has been featured in the Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and more.