Chief Raises $15M In Funding


Chief, a NYC-based private network driving women into leadership positions and keeping them there, secured $15m in funding.

Backers included General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital and BoxGroup.

The company, which raised $40m in total funding, intends to use the funds to accelerate growth.

Co-founded by Carolyn Childers, CEO, and and Lindsay Kaplan, Chief facilitates deep connections across roles and industries for women in business.

Thousands of senior executives in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have joined, representing companies including Google, IBM, HBO, Chobani, Walmart, Visa, Teladoc, Doctors Without Borders and The New York Times.

In rapid response to the global pandemic, Chief shifted its banner services and programming to become completely virtual. Its member services include Core Groups (Chief’s critically acclaimed peer group experience); community chat platform, and event programming — including leadership workshops, conversations with industry icons and community roundtables.

The company has recently introduced Personal Executive Coaching with its roster of coaches, and the Chief Hiring Board — a platform for members to privately list diverse candidates and job openings. Chief is headquartered in New York City, with new members joining in Los Angeles and Chicago.



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