Creating More Funding, Influence,
& Women-Led Companies
Women On Boards Registry
One of the key initiatives of Women Leaders of Octane is to get more women on public company boards. In an effort to form connections and relationships that would allow qualified women candidates to join boards, Women Leaders of Octane has created a registry.
To join the registry, please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly.
Women Leaders of Octane
The purpose of Women Leaders of Octane (WLO) is to grow the strength and impact of the OC innovation ecosystem by increasing the ranks of women entrepreneurs and business leaders, access to funding, and more influence on Boards, fueled by Octane networks and resources.
Women remain underrepresented among entrepreneurs. This problem extends to the amount of funding given to women entrepreneurs and those who are elevated to the C-Suite. Women Leaders of Octane exists to advocate for women’s position in the workforce.
WLO meets virtually every quarter. Sign up on the form below to get involved!
We are growing the innovation ecosystem by increasing women entrepreneurs & leaders’ access to funding & influence on Boards.
Delivering Measurable Results
By leveraging volunteer leadership and results-oriented strategies, we intend to make a difference and deliver measurable results. Check out the four pathways we are working on now.
More Women-Led Startups
We want to increase the number of women-owned and operated companies in SoCal by encouraging more women to take advantage of Octane’s leading Accelerator, LaunchPad SBDC.
Refer women-owned/operated companies to LaunchPad SBDC today.
We want to increase the opportunities and dollars invested in women-owned and operated companies in SoCal.
More Networking & Resources
We want to support women in their business and career development by improving access to world-class resources and power networking opportunities.
Help us succeed by sharing your expertise with our impact-driven companies.
More Women on Boards
We want to improve the diversity of and increase the influence of women on public and private boards here and across the country.
Are you looking for women for your board?
A Glimpse of Women Leaders of Octane
Women Leaders of Octane meets quarterly to check in on progress and provide updates from each initiative area.
Each meeting also features a Spotlight Thought Leader who shares their journey. View the video to hear from Betsy Berkhemer Credaire on Increasing Women on Boards.
FoundHERS is a new program designed to accelerate the growth of women-led and founded companies.
Offered by Women Leaders of Octane, FoundHERS is a cohort approach with subject matter experts in Goto-Market, IP, Marketing, pitch deck development, and investor presentation skills at NO-COST for eligible startup companies. Interested to learn more? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.