Julie Castro Abrams

CEO, How Women Lead; Managing Partner, How Women Invest

How Women Lead/Invest

Julie Castro Abrams is on a mission for women to be “in the room where it happens” as the Hamilton song goes. She has spent her career focusing on equity for women, in particular focused on entrepreneurship and economic equity. She is the founder of How Women Lead, a network of 60,000 top women executives who are driving change at the top and together they drove CA’s famous board diversity legislation as part of an overall strategy to drive women’s board representation. Her organization trains and places women on hundreds of corporate boards. Julie is also driving change for women’s representation in venture and built the country’s largest venture fund focused exclusively on women founders.

A favorite quote of Julie’s is “Reinforce her voice.”