BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — With only fourteen percent of women leading in executive positions in the United States today, WomenLEAD, Inc. has their work cut out for them. Seeking to advance women in their careers via a new website that will offer an online community or "personal advisory board" made up of professional women globally this innovative company is thrilled to have been chosen as a Mass Challenge Finalist.
"It's a great honor to join this dynamic group of entrepreneurs at the Mass Challenge," says founder and CEO Ilene Fischer. "This will accelerate our mission to advance women in their career; and to close the gender gap globally."
WomenLEAD's mission is to disrupt and revolutionize mentorship through an innovative online "personal advisory board" platform that advances women in their careers, said Fischer.
"Research shows that one mentor may not have everything you need when you need it. With that in mind the WomenLEAD, Inc. site will provide women with an opportunity to create a personal group of advisors. These advisors will know the member's strengths, challenges, and aspirations. With that knowledge they will bring their collective wisdom to bear on issues of concern," added Fischer.
30 Women Who Lead Campaign:
Over the next two months, WomenLEAD will honor 30 women who have proven, through their own success, that women have what it takes to lead companies across all sectors. Learn more: http://www.womenleadinc.com/blog/2013/05/18/30-women-who-lead/ .
Follow us as we honor these outstanding women and the message they send to women around the world: "When they are given the right opportunities, Women LEAD."
The 30 Women that LEAD campaign includes:
* Dee Dee Myers: A Women Who Leads in Politics and Media;
* Ursula Burns: A Woman Who LEADS in Engineering and Xerox CEO;
* Deborah Dean: A Woman Who LEADS in Corporate Law;
and will include a diverse group of another twenty-seven Women Who Lead.
In addition to the Women Who Lead campaign, WomenLEAD, Inc. launched a crowd funding project to support development.
The company's CEO, Ilene Fischer, hopes to raise $100,000 for the interactive website that will promote gender equality. Indiegogo crowd funding pledges will help the organization pay developers, architects, and user experience professionals as they create the ideal interface.
To make a pledge toward the crowdfunding project visit:
More information on WomenLEAD, Inc.: http://www.womenleadinc.com/ .
More information on Mass Challenge Finalists: http://masschallenge.org/startups/2013 .