Sharon Kan and Gail Goodman, co-founders of the Somerville-based startup, Pepperlane, join us for a fireside chat exploring their working relationship, the competitive advantages mothers bring to business, and what it will take to create a more supportive world for working mothers.
Sharon is the CEO of Pepperlane, a place for mothers to start and grow their businesses and cultivate their entrepreneurial spirit. Prior to her current role, she was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Accomplice, Chairwoman of Luminoso Technologies. She is a Co-founder of the WIN (Women Innovating Now) Lab at Babson College. Over the course of her career, Sharon has mentored over 150 female CEOs and business owners. To learn more, see Sharon's expanded bio below.
Gail Goodman is guiding the vision and implementation product roadmap. Her extensive experience working with small businesses makes her uniquely qualified to help Pepperlane’s mom entrepreneurs succeed.
Gail spent 17 years as CEO of Constant Contact, the trusted provider of online marketing tools for small businesses and nonprofits. Gail led the company from pre-revenue to a successful IPO (NASDAQ: CTCT) in 2007 and through its acquisition by Endurance in 2016 for $1.1b. At the time of the acquisition, more than 650,000 small businesses and nonprofits used Constant Contact’s online marketing tools to engage their customers and grow their businesses and company revenues topped $370 million. To learn more, see Gail's expanded bio below.
Boston, MA 02110
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