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Fran Hauser        

Advocate for Women, Venture Capitalist & Former President of Digital for Time Inc.'s Style, Entertainment and Lifestyle Titles; Author, "Myth of the Nice Girl"

Fran Hauser is a startup investor, long-time media executive and a vocal advocate for women across the globe. Fran funds and advises early stage consumer-focused companies such as HelloGiggles, Mogul, The Wing, Skura Style and Gem&Bolt. Sixteen of the nineteen companies in Fran's portfolio are founded by women, highlighting her broader commitment to increasing the representation of female founders.

Previously, Fran held President and General Manager positions at Time Inc., AOL and Moviefone. She played an integral role in the $525mm sale of Moviefone to AOL and in building PEOPLE.com into one of the most successful women's websites. She is a passionate women and girls advocate and is an advisor to 92Y Women in Power, Rent the Runway's Project Entrepreneur, WomenOne and Girl be Heard and serves on the Board of Directors of GlobalGiving.

Named one of the 6 Most Powerful Women in NYC’s Tech Scene by Refinery29, Fran has appeared on CNBC and in Forbes, Fast Company, Vogue.com, Mashable, Ad Age and more. She lives in Bedford, NY with her husband and two sons.

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