Jen Consalvo — A Female Leader To Inspire You To Launch Your Own Business

Going from being an employee to a founder seems like a big step for a lot of women and having examples of female entrepreneurs who have already done it and succeeded is very important. That’s why we decided to highlight the amazing career of Jen Consalvo.

Consalvo spent 12 years working for AOL before realising that her true passion was being a leader. She identified a need for startups to connect with big companies and the press and proceeded to co found the tech-focused media company Tech.Co (originally Tech Cocktail) while she also founded Thankfulfor, an online gratitude journal and later cofounded Startup Of The Year, the project she is currently working on after MVF acquired Tech.Co in late 2017, with her partner Frank Gruber.

  I see far more male-dominated startups, fewer female-led companies getting funded and lots of gender issues play out across the startup world. —    Jen Consalvo, Forbes

I see far more male-dominated startups, fewer female-led companies getting funded and lots of gender issues play out across the startup world. — Jen Consalvo, Forbes


Consalvo believes that women need to see more women leading and getting funded and she has become a brilliant example of that herself. During her career she has received many awards, including being named as one of Business Insider’s 100 Most Influential Tech Women and a 2013 and 2011 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine.

We agree that promoting the achievements of women in business is a great way to motivate potential female entrepreneurs to take the leap and become founders. If you are a female entrepreneur and have honest and impartial advice about your startup or an issue you’re facing, you can post it either anonymously or openly in our Startups & Business group today and our community will help.