Edition 5 – Leanne Pittsford

Edition 5 – Leanne Pittsford

August 26, 2015 – SoundCloud HQ

Leanne Pittsford is an entrepreneur, investor and diversity technology thought leader.

About Leanne

Leanne Pittsford is an entrepreneur, investor and diversity technology thought leader. She’s the founder of Lesbians Who Tech, the global community of 10,000 queer women in tech and launching a new company called CodeUP, a new platform for software developers of all levels to showcase their skills.

Previously, Leanne founded and led Start Somewhere, a design and technology agency focused on helping social good organizations. During her time at Start Somewhere she launched Social Good Tech Week, Lean Impact—which helps social good organizations use Lean Startup principles—and When You Work at a Nonprofit, a fun and creative Tumblr blog only the nonprofit community would understand.

Before starting her own company she was the senior director at Equality California, the largest statewide LGBTQ organization in the U.S. and worked on the No on Prop 8 campaign. Leanne was also on the board of StartOut, a nonprofit that supports LGBTQ entrepreneurs and co-founded the Lesbian Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program during her time on the board. She was recently named a 40 under 40 in the San Francisco Bay Times and some of her current investments include Avari and Republic Restoratives.

She travels between San Francisco, DC and Berlin with her two adorable dachshunds Sauce and Magoo #saucemagoo and moka coffee pot. You can find her on Twitter at @lepitts.

Past Events

  • Edition 29 – Beate Wedekind

    September 26, 2018

    Beate Wedekind ist Journalistin, Autorin, und Produzentin.Role Models Gründer*in Isa und David werden in Edition #29 ein Gespräch (auf Deutsch) mit Beate Wedekind führen.

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  • Edition 26 – Heidi Stopper

    May 30, 2018

    Role Models Mitgründer David Noël wird in Edition #26 ein Gespräch (auf Deutsch) mit Heidi Stopper führen. Heidi Stopper ist eine der gefragtesten Topmanagementcoaches, Unternehmensberaterin mit Schwerpunkt auf Organisationsentwicklung und Leadership und beigeisternde Keynotespeakerin.

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  • Edition 24 – Anne Will

    May 3, 2018

    Im Rahmen der Media Convention Berlin, wird Role Models Mitgründerin Isa Sonnenfeld in Edition #24 ein Gespräch mit Anne Will über ihren Werdegang, ihre Arbeit als Journalistin, Vorbilder, und Förderung von Vielfalt in unserer Gesellschaft führen.

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  • Edition 14 – Colette Ballou

    April 19, 2017

    Colette is the founder of Ballou PR, a European communications and strategy agency that works with high-growth technology and technology-enabled companies such as Facebook, Pinterest, Transferwise, Eventbrite and many more, as well as technology investors.

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  • Edition 12 – Miriam Meckel

    June 17, 2016

    Miriam is the Chief Editor of German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche and has a background in TV journalism (WDR, RTL, Vox) as well as in academia and in politics. Miriam is also a published non-fiction and business book author.

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  • Edition 11 – Sitar Teli

    May 19, 2016

    Sitar Teli is a founder and managing partner of Connect Ventures, a venture firm she started in 2012 with her two partners, Pietro Bezza and Bill Earner. Since its founding, Connect has invested in 26 companies across Europe, including Citymapper, Typeform, Space Ape Games, Boiler Room and Marvel Prototyping.

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  • Edition 9 – Alison Moore

    April 7, 2016

    Alison recently joined SoundCloud as its first Chief Revenue Officer and is responsible for all revenue-generating and global marketing initiatives. Alison is an innovative and strategic leader with a proven track record of building consumer businesses that drive new revenue growth across multiple platforms.

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  • Edition 8 – Joana Breidenbach

    February 29, 2016

    Joana is the founder of betterplace.org, Germany’s largest crowdfunding platform for social projects, and the betterplace lab, a think- and do-tank focused on digital-social innovation. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and is author of numerous articles and books on cultural consequences of globalisation.

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  • Edition 6 – Cynthia Barcomi

    September 23, 2015

    Cynthia is the founder of two beloved Berlin institutions – Barcomi's Café & Coffee Roastersand Barcomi's Deli. Born in Seattle, Washington, she received her diploma with distinction in philosophy and theater studies from Columbia University in New York City.

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  • Edition 3 – Joanne Wilson

    June 17, 2015

    Our guest for Edition Three will be Joanne Wilson. Joanne is an angel investor, blogger, co-founder of the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival, and mom of 3. She lives in New York City. Interviewing Joanne will be David Noël, Head of Internal Communications at SoundCloud.

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  • Die Role Models Events

    May 7, 2015

    Die Role Models Events sind offene und oft ganz persönliche Gespräche mit inspirierenden Frauen. Isa und David sprechen mit ihren Gästen über ihr Leben, ihre Karriere, und das, was sie auf dem Weg gelernt haben.

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  • Edition 1 – Stacia Carr

    April 29, 2015

    The first event will be a fireside chat between Isa Sonnenfeld and Stacia Carr. Stacia is a musician, technology executive, startup co-founder and currently works SoundCloud as Director of Engineering in Berlin. Isa is Twitter Germany's first employee and Head of News, Government & Politics.

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