Changing Tides Circles

Are you looking to connect with other female founders near you? Join a group of like-minded womxn founders who are growing their companies through venture funding or via customer acquisition and revenue.

Content for each Changing Tides Circle is curated by a trained Changing Tides Circle Leader, and is based on content from the best-selling book Changing Tides: Powerful Strategies for Female Founders. This content is tailored specifically for female founders and designed to make the process of building your company and sailing the waters of funding and growth as smooth as possible.

Circles meet at least once a month to connect, collaborate and build a community of female founders who lift up each other’s businesses by sharing resources, ideas, connections, and flexing our collective economic power.


Join us on September 18th for an informal pitch event that highlights women founders and their companies across industries from around the world. This event is a safe and constructive space for space for our community of female founders to share their completed pitch decks in a friendly environment and practice for upcoming Pitch Competitions.


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Meeting Structure

Meetings are designed around curated content on topics including how to answer questions about your startup to deliver 14x more investment, how to position your company for success, how to find a co-founder, how to prepare your pitch deck, how to find multiple sources of funding for your venture, and more. Topics and speakers are tailored specifically for the needs of female founders and will be selected based on the needs of the group.

Virtual San Francisco Changing Tides Circle

Led by Kyla Lam, Founder of Startender

The San Francisco Changing Tides Circle meets the first Monday of each month from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm PST. We had planned to meet at Microsoft Reactor SF, but due to the current environment we will meet virtually until it is safe to meet in person.

Connect with Kyla on LinkedIn or via email.

Virtual Changing Tides Circle (Fall 2020)

Led by Ashie Bhandiwad, PhD, Founder of StemChef

The Fall 2020 Virtual Changing Tides Circle will meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of each month from 2 pm – 4 pm Pacific. Join us to connect, collaborate and build a network of female founders from across the U.S. and around the world.

Connect with Ashie on LinkedIn.

Virtual Changing Tides Circle (Spring 2020)

Led by Jennifer S. LeBlanc, Founder of Changing Tides Movement

The Virtual Changing Tides Circle will meet via Zoom on the third Friday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm PST. Join us to connect, collaborate and build a network of female founders from across the U.S. and around the world.

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn or via email.

Additional Circles are planned for cities across the U.S.

You must be a Changing Tides member to join a Changing Tides Circle.
The Circle application can be accessed via the member portal.

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Please note that all applications will be reviewed carefully to ensure placement in the Circle that best aligns with your location and business needs.


Still have questions? Find answers on our FAQ page


Interested in becoming a Changing Tides Circle Leader? Here’s how.

Start a Circle Near You

If you would like to start a Changing Tides Circle in your area or simply want to rally support for a new Circle in your area, please let us know where in the form below.

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