Ask-Me-Anything: Wednesday, May 19th
Join FORGE Founding Director, Brian Ellerman, for an Ask-Me-Anything session with fellow Wildcat for Life Ahva Sadeghi, co-founder and CEO of Symba.
Ahva Sadeghi is a passionate social entrepreneur and co-founder of Symba, a venture-backed and all-female founded tech startup on the future of work. Ahva is an economist and researcher focused on remote work and workforce development. Prior to launching Symba, Ahva worked at the US Department of State in the Human Rights Bureau and completed a civil rights fellowship with Congressman John Lewis in Atlanta. She was recently named Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Global Entrepreneur Scholar by the US Department of State.
Ahva completed her graduate studies at the London School of Economics and received her BA from the University of Arizona Honors College. In her spare time, Ahva enjoys playing the cello.
When: Wednesday, May 19th, 9:00 AM (AZ/PT)
Where: Online event, register here
In case you missed it...
Did you miss our last ask-me-anything session with Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital? Don't fear, the recording is here!
Inspired by the opportunity to reinvent the way we back new ideas and support entrepreneurs who are creating a more equitable and sustainable world, Allie joined Village Capital in 2016, and was named CEO in January of 2019.
Prior to joining Village Capital, Allie spent seven years working directly with technology pioneers Steve and Jean Case, supporting their work in venture capital, philanthropy and impact investing.. In that role she helped to create campaigns that advanced the Foundation’s philanthropic mission, including the development of the “Be Fearless” campaign, which later inspired Jean Case’s bestselling book of the same title. She was also part of the team that co-created the Startup America Partnership, a private sector initiative of the Case and Kauffman Foundations created in response to President Barack Obama’s cross-agency effort to promote entrepreneurship around the country. Allie’s work on helping to build entrepreneurial ecosystems outside of major venture capital hubs extended to her role at Revolution, the venture capital firm created by Steve Case, where she served as part of the core team who created and launched the Rise of the Rest initiative.
Allie holds an undergraduate degree from Boston University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Check out the recording of last Wednesday's AMA to hear Allie Burns give important insights on centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in startup funding, as well as the value of building your “Board of Directors.”