When Women

are in positions of

Power & Influence,

It is better for 

People, Profits,

the Planet.

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Our powerful community of accomplished women are passionate about gender equity. 

We are re-defining Women's Leadership in the 21st Century. Our 14,000 strong network of senior executives are claiming their seats in c-suites and corporate boardrooms and as general partners in venture capital firms. We believe that together, we can transform the way the world sees women leaders.




How Women Lead was instrumental in engineering support for the paradigm-shifting legislation (California SB-826 and AB-979) requiring parity in women and minority representation on corporate boards.


The next game-changer was making venture investing accessible to women investors by reducing minimum investment amounts and providing early-stage capital for women founders.

The How Women Invest Fund I leverages the How Women Network  — entrepreneurs, technologists, industry experts, venture capitalists, investment bankers, and lawyers — for robust deal flow, rigorous due diligence, operational support, and strategic and compassionate board support.

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We are seen.



We are seen, heard, and supported. We have fun learning and sharing and taking action on some of the most urgent issues facing women, families, communities, & our planet.

We walk the talk.

Women of color make up over 75% of staff and 70% of the executive board, 

ensuring that the voices of these communities drive our organization's efforts.

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I'm Julie Castro Abrams -
Founder & CEO of How Women Lead.

Join the Most Influential Community of Leaders

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"I will always show up for How Women Lead because How Women Lead has always showed up for me."

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"Your Success is My Success – that is what I feel like every time I show up at a How Women Lead activity"


"Julie and your team have really created something special here. I am very honored to be a part of your movement."

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"Collaboration is our collective superpower!"

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"I've never felt the way I felt this afternoon. It makes me proud to be part of this affinity group."

Women leaders from top global companies are passionate about our Community.

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