Susan Lyne, Managing Partner BBG Ventures – Investing in the Workplace Revolution

“Don’t try to mirror companies that have been successful in the past. Really think about what you can bring to the party that is different.”

– Susan Lyne

Being an all-women-led and founded organization, I get really excited to speak with someone who is dedicating her life to backing female and diverse founders through her work. Susan Lyne is in the guest chair this week, and she breaks down for us what’s really unfolding in the Workplace Revolution.

Susan is known for her remarkable career journey from Disney, to President of ABC Entertainment, to co-founding and managing BBG Ventures, an early-stage fund uniquely qualified to build scalable solutions for consumers, workers, and employers. 

Debbie & Susan dig into:

✓  How investing in diversity fuels innovation
✓  How to look BEYOND the first impression when interviewing leaders and executives
✓ Networking advice for founders and entrepreneurs. On that note, you can check out our recent episode with Networking Expert Helen Nicholson here.

About our guest, Susan Lyne:

Susan Lyne is co-founder and Managing Partner of BBG Ventures, an early-stage fund backing female and diverse founders uniquely qualified to build scalable solutions for consumers, workers and employers. Since 2014, BBGV’s 3 funds have invested in more than 75 companies, including Zola, KiwiCo, Spring Health, Blueland, Canela Media, Real, Starface, Anthill, and Perygee. Before founding BBG Ventures, Susan held leadership positions at media, technology, and e-commerce companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies. She spent almost a decade at Disney, rising to President of ABC Entertainment. She was CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; CEO and then Chair of Gilt.com; and CEO of AOL’s Brand Group. Notable credits include Forbes inaugural 50 OVER 50 (2021), Advertising Age’s Publishing Executive of the Year, the Matrix Award from NYWIC, and Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Tech.

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