Y Combinator is delighted to announce the third annual Female Founders Conference, on Monday, April 4 in San Francisco. One of the best parts of the FFC is hearing the candid advice and lessons the speakers share. Many attendees have said that hearing stories from other women in the trenches have inspired them to take the leap, or motivated them to keep going. 

One of the more recent trends we’ve noticed within YC’s ecosystem is that more women are serving as their companies’ CEOs. We are very encouraged by this and hope to help deepen the pool of role models over the next few years as these startups grow and become better known. We don’t just want to see more women starting startups. We want to see more women leading them.

We’re so excited to bring together current and future founders at this year’s FFC, to share their stories, give advice, and make connections. If you’re a woman interested in learning more about building startups, we encourage you to apply.