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Meet The Founder
Hi! I'm Sarah. CEO and Founder of Tribute. I studied Anthropology to explore my deep interest in what makes people and society tick. I've spend the past 10 years at a large tech company running successful global marketing campaigns. During that time, I received my MBA, and having experienced the business world, I can tell you that things simply aren't clicking for women in the workplace. Originally from the Midwest, I value hard work and I am decisive. When I see a problem, I fix it. When I have a dream, I go for it. Tribute is the culmination of my desire to make a societal impact by helping both women and businesses succeed. And as a founder-market fit, I know the importance of having a mentorship community for professional women, in a format that works for them.
Meet the rest of our team on our website.
Our mission is to redefine the way professional women find mentors, helping women achieve their personal and professional goals by finding their tribe.
Talk to any woman, myself included, and it's evident that the mentorship opportunities available to professional women today aren't meeting our needs.
Despite the time, money and best efforts invested the connections we make feel forced and lack authenticity. This is because corporate programs reduce our life experiences down to a set of statistics, without paying Tribute to the stories and lessons behind them. We don't live nine to five lives -- we need programs that are available when we need them, where we need them, and delivered in a safe, reliable way.
Tribute is an on-demand app designed for professional women. Women join the app by sharing their life experiences and ambitions, and then connect with other women --either within, or outside of their company -- who want to help. Perhaps you're a woman seeking advice on how to manage tough team dynamics. You might prefer a mentor outside of your company. Whereas a woman looking to navigate the career ladder within her company might look for a mentor within the halls of her company. Tribute offers a solution for both scenarios within one app.
Our target audience is professional women -- and the companies they work for. Successful women too often feel isolated and alone. Tribute helps us connect with one another to lift one another up, and forward. Tribute also provides a means for companies to attract, retain and develop female talent. Studies show that multigendered leadership teams perform better. A lot better in fact. An Oct 2017 study by McKinsey showed companies with women in leadership positions saw a 47% higher return on equity. Promoting women isn't just good for us, it's good for business. And we know, that women remain and excel in workplaces where they feel heard, valued and part of a community.
Our Campaign Goal
We're raising money through iFundwomen to build a beta experience of the app that will demonstrate traction for this idea, conduct early user testing and targeting, and grow our network of women. When women connect-- when we find our tribe -- we are empowered, and capable of achieving our most aspirational goals; without sacrificing who we are, or what we believe in.
Tribute is that place where women can find their Tribe.