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Emily Weiss on the Insights That Grew Glossier – With Amy Buechler at the Female Founders Conference

Emily Weiss is the founder and CEO of Glossier. Amy Buechler is Batch Director at YC. Amy interviewed Emily on stage at the 2017 Female Founders Conference about how Glossier got started and the insights that led to its success.

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Jessica Livingston on What’s Different about “Unicorns”

This is Jessica’s talk from the 2017 Female Founders Conference. She highlighted nine key differences that “unicorn” founders must fulfill. They must: 1. Be lucky 2. Have the right motives 3. Hit a big need 4. Do something basic 5. Be willing to work on a dubious idea 6. Not be afraid of a big idea 7. Be driven and resilient 8. Focus: Life’s Work 9. Be able to evolve into a manager

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Q&A with YC Partners at the Female Founders Conference

At our fourth annual Female Founders Conference, YC Partners answered questions from the audience. The Partners on stage were Kat Manalac, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Carolynn Levy, and Kirsty Nathoo.

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Aileen Lee and Kirsty Nathoo at the Female Founders Conference

Aileen Lee is the founder of Cowboy Ventures. Kirsty Nathoo is CFO and a Partner at Y Combinator. This conversation was recorded at our fourth annual Female Founders Conference.

Illustrations from the Female Founders Conference

Alli McKee of Stick.ai illustrated several talks during our fourth annual Female Founders Conference. She outlined the key points from each talk along with some of her favorite quotes. You can watch the full conference on our YouTube channel.

Watch the Female Founders Conference Live Stream

We’re streaming our 4th annual Female Founders Conference. This year’s speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

Female Founders Conference 2017 Speakers

We’re excited to announce the full speaker lineup for the 2017 Female Founders Conference on June 29. Speakers include: Laura Behrens-Wu, Morgan DeBaun, Diane Greene, Elizabeth Iorns, Erika Jensen, Aileen Lee, Avni Patel Thompson, Vanessa Torrivilla, Padmasree Warrior, and Emily Weiss.

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