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Natasha Zena

2018 Speaker

NATASHA ZENA is the co-founder of Lioness, the digital magazine for female entrepreneurs, and the first media outlet solely dedicated to helping women launch and scale high-growth startups. Around age eight Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home, and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. Zena has mentored women entrepreneurs at a number of accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences, including The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco. She is also the author of the popular whitepaper, How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021. In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun. @natashazena_