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Nathalie Molina Niño    

CEO at Brava Investments and Author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs

Nathalie Molina Niño is an impact investor focused on making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, she's a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart, passionate about telling the often untold stories of women change-makers.

Keith Ferrazzi called her a “super-connector” in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone. Nathalie is the “fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly.” In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. In 2016 she stepped in to lead the launch of SELF MADE by Nely Galan, with the goal of enabling more women to become entrepreneurs.

Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20, she later graduated with a degree in playwriting at Columbia University. In 2012, Molina Niño co-founded [email protected] at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs, where she remains a founding advisor.

Prior to Athena, Molina Niño was involved in launching and growing a multinational business with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation in 30+ countries. At Lionbridge she helped lead the growth of its largest business from approx $5M in 2003 to nearly $100M in 2009, including the inception of the strategic relationship with Microsoft Bing.

Molina Niño has advised industry leaders in both the for- and non-profit sector ranging from multinationals (Disney, Microsoft, MTV, The Discovery Channel, Mattel), early stage startups (Cranium, Onvia) and non-profits (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Affairs Council, Seattle International Film Festival, Athena). She writes and is quoted widely in the media, from best selling books like Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek to diverse media outlets and is the author of LEAPFROG (Tarcher Perigee, Random House).

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