Joanne Wilson + Gotham Gal


Meet Joanne Wilson, a blogger, entrepreneur and angel investor guided by, what she calls, her female founder thesis.  Joanne believes that, "Women founders tend to be tenacious and thorough. They ask questions and listen. They are great leaders." With that, Joanne considers her support of female entrepreneurs to be far more practical than it is philanthropic. 

Beyond guiding her investments in nearly 100 companies over the last decade, this thesis also led Joanne to create The Women's Entrepreneur Festival.


Why do you do what you do?

I love what I do. The people I meet every day inspire me. It is empowering to help entrepreneurs on their journey.

What is the best compliment you've ever received?

" I want to be you when I grow up.

Where do you thrive?

Mostly NYC and LA with a little bit of Paris, Park City, and Amagansett tossed into the mix.

What's the quirkiest part of your daily routine?

I do the NY Times Crossword puzzle every day.

If you could only have one app on your phone, what would it be?


What's the biggest lesson you learned this past year?

You can't fix everything.

Be sure to check out Joanne's blog, Gotham Gal

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