Chief is a private network designed for the most powerful women executives to strengthen their leadership, magnify their influence, and pave the way to bring others with them. 

Chief's mission is to drive more women to the top and keep them there. 

Chief was founded in 2018 by Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.


Chief provides women leaders with a vetted community of peers, trusted support system, and business critical insights to strengthen their leadership and magnify their influence.


Chief's membership includes access to the Chief network, where members cross-pollinate ideas and connect with peers across the country, and Core, Chief’s hyper-curated peer groups facilitated by an experienced executive coach.


Chief’s 12,000+ senior executive members represent more than 8,500 companies including HBO, American Express, Nike, Google, Goldman Sachs, NASA, Chobani, Pfizer, Harvard University, Apple, The New York Times, Delta Air Lines, and others.


Chief is backed by General Catalyst, CapitalG, Inspired Capital, GGV Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital, BoxGroup, and others. The company raised $100M in Series B round on Mar 31, 2022. This brings Chief's total funding to $140M to date. The latest round mints Chief a unicorn with a valuation of $1.1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $140M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.1B as of Mar 31, 2022
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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