Springboard Manifesto

Who We Are & What We Do:

  • We are a trusted network of entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors that accelerates the success of accomplished, entrepreneurial women leaders that operate in high-growth industries  
  • We are a global thought leader in women’s entrepreneurship
  • We curate opportunities that increase women’s access to knowledge, capital, and influence
  • We build long-term relationships with the experts in our network
  • We produce exclusive community events with like-minded peers
  • We provide the experts in our network with a platform to showcase their expertise
  • We elevate the profile of the experts in our network and the issues that are important to them
  • We match the experts in our network as paid consultants, entrepreneurs-in-residence, and interim executives within larger companies through Springboard Unlimited
  • We invest in women-founded and women-led businesses through the Springboard Venture Fund
  • We collaborate to deliver results with other business and entrepreneurial organizations, academic institutions, government offices and corporations

What We Stand For:

  • Global leadership  — by sharing our ideas, programs and best practices, we create the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Economic impact — by providing a pipeline of women entrepreneurs who build high-growth businesses, we improve communities, expand regional economies and impact industries and policies
  • Role models – by building a shared platform and showcasing our network’s ideas and success, we increase the likelihood that other women will follow in their footsteps
  • A better future – by taking a seat at the table we can influence corporations, investment groups, and governments to increase access and opportunities for women and level the playing field

Metrics To Measure Our Success:

  • Number of alumnae and advisors that invest as angels
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that invest in each other
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that sit on a board
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that serve as formal advisors
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that coach Springboard entrepreneurs
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that consult
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that become Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that publish
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that team up to form new businesses
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that have been tapped by government for positions
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that receive awards or other recognition
  • Number of alumnae and advisors that are mentioned in the media