Creating More Funding, Influence,
& Women-Led Companies

Octane Non-Profit Accelerator First Cohort

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.
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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.

More Funding

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?

Get Involved with Women Leaders of Octane