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Victoria R. Montgomery-Brown Photo

Co-Founder & CEO , Big Think

About This Event

Women today are starting more businesses than men, but they face a playing field that is not always fair, predictable, or politically correct. Per Visa’s 2020 State of Female Entrepreneurship report, while 79% of female entrepreneurs in the U.S. say they feel more empowered than they did five years ago, nearly 70% still report difficulty in obtaining the funding they need to succeed. In 2018, female founders received only 2.2% of US venture capital, and women led only 24 of the Fortune 500 companies. Starting a business is tough. Join us as we chat with Victoria Montgomery-Brown, CEO, Co-Founder Big Think as she digs deep to share her story about starting the company, offering aspiring entrepreneurs a candid, compelling, and practical guide to building a business from the ground up.


  • Raising money is a poker game—learn how to play;
  • Most investors are powerful men. Get comfortable dealing with them—and setting boundaries;
  • Your relationship with your co-founder is like a second marriage, so forget about keeping the personal out of the workplace;
  • Embrace failures and setbacks and use your fear to achieve your goals;
  • Why asking for help—both professionally and personally—is crucial to your growth;
  • How to navigate and overcome inevitable burnout and guard your mental health and well-being;
  • Much more

About the Expert

Victoria R. Montgomery-Brown Photo

Co-Founder & CEO ,
Big Think

Victoria Montgomery-Brown is Founding CEO Big Think, the knowledge company that makes people and companies smarter and faster through short-form video with the world’s best thinkers and doers. Since founding Big Think in 2007, Victoria has built the company from a fledgling thought-leadership media platform to the leading knowledge company for ideas and soft skills. As CEO, Victoria oversees and directs strategy, fundraising, and investor relations. Victoria has a BA from McGill University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Event Details
10. 28. 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm