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#AskAMogulAnything:Hi,I'mBobBland,co-founderoftheWomen'sMarchonWashington.AndI'mCatherineBarba(renownedFrenchtechentrepreneur&hostoftheWomeninInnovationForum).AskusanythinginaspecialFacebookLive4/10@10:30amET.

Bob Bland
Bob Bland Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington
2y New York, NY, United States Conversation

Hi! We are here today in this special Facebook Live version of Ask A Mogul Anything to answer questions about everything ranging from the Women in Innovation Forum where we will both be speaking, to the Women's March on Washington to entrepreneurship. 

Here is background information on us, as well as the Women in Innovation Forum:

Bob Bland

Bob Bland is one of the Founders + National Co-Chairs of the Women's March on Washington. A first time activist and organizer, she is proud mother to 2 young daughters. She is also the CEO of Manufacture New York, a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem. An international speaker + advocate for domestic manufacturing, ethical supply chains and design entrepreneurship education, Ms. Bland has presented MNY as a case study throughout the United States and the world. 

Catherine Barba

Catherine Barba is a French-born serial entrepreneur and digital pioneer based in New York since 2015. She has founded and sold several digital businesses in France. A trusted angel investor and mentor, she serves on the board of successful European tech startups, including Leetchi, MangoPay, Reech and Retency, and on the board of Multinational Organizations such as Renault (automotive) and Etam (lingerie and fashion). 

In 2015 and 2016 Barba was named one of 50 most influential figures in Europe’s digital economy and in 2014 one of 3 most influential female figures in France.

Over the years, Barba has actively promoted women in business and women in tech, mostly out of strong gratitude for the opportunities her career path in the tech world has given her. She co-founded the ‘Woman in Digital Day’ in France in 2013, hosted the ‘Femmes en Or, Innovation Day’ in Paris and the ‘Women in Innovation Forum NY’ in 2016.

Women in Innovation Forum 2017

The WIN Forum NY is a one day action packed conference aiming at supporting the next generation of women leaders and entrepreneurs. Committed to tackle with the lack of women in leadership position and in tech, WIN Forum NY is partnering for the second year with Girls Who Code and gives the proceeds of the conference to the non-profit. For the second year, it will shake the stereotype of the leader and inspire women of all backgrounds to give them energy and confidence to be innovative leaders, by giving them the tools to effectively develop their skills and mindset which leaders and entrepreneurs are made of. “It is an exciting time to be a woman in business, explains Catherine Barba.  Women don’t lack any of the skills to be at the top. By cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset and embracing technology, women will challenge conventional views and flourish in leadership and entrepreneurship!” To register for the Women in Innovation Forum, click here. 

Now's your chance to ask us anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below by creating a profile here, and we'll answer the questions in a special Facebook Live on Monday, April 10th at 10:30am ET.


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  • Danica
    2y ago

    If women were to run the business field solely, what would that look like? -Virginia asks

    If women were to run the business field solely, what would that look like? -Virginia asks

  • Danica
    2y ago

    What are three takeaway points that you feel everyone should hear? 

    What are three takeaway points that you feel everyone should hear? 

  • AbigailCrawford

    Congrats ! What's the secret behind your success???

    Congrats ! What's the secret behind your success???

  • mka
    mka
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi @Catherine Barba ! What are the cultural differences between France and the US, in terms of women in business? What are the opportunities made available for women?

    Hi @Catherine Barba ! What are the cultural differences between France and the US, in terms of women in business? What are the opportunities made available for women?

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    So wonderful to have you both here as guests! Could you all talk a little about the Women in Innovation forum and what it is and how people can get involved? 

    So wonderful to have you both here as guests! Could you all talk a little about the Women in Innovation forum and what it is and how people can get involved? 

  • Danica
    2y ago

    What advice do you have for Mogul's community, regarding how to achieve their goals, and move forward in their careers?

    What advice do you have for Mogul's community, regarding how to achieve their goals, and move forward in their careers?

  • Danica
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    2y ago

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  • David Pham
    David Pham CTO/CPO of Mogul
    2y ago

    Thank you for answering our questions!

    You've been working in tech for over 20 years now. How has the landscape changed since then?

    Thank you for answering our questions!

    You've been working in tech for over 20 years now. How has the landscape changed since then?

  • Juli
    Juli 🙀
    2y ago Brooklyn, NY, United States

    What is something we can all do to help balance the scales?  

    What is something we can all do to help balance the scales?  

  • Juli
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    2y ago Brooklyn, NY, United States

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  • Natasha
    Natasha 💪🏻& 👊🏻 just like NYC
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    Why did you decide to bring the Women in Innovation Forum NY platform to the US?

    Why did you decide to bring the Women in Innovation Forum NY platform to the US?

  • mka
    mka
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    Oh yeah! What is something we can all do to help balance the scales?

    Oh yeah! What is something we can all do to help balance the scales?

  • mka
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    2y ago New York, NY, United States

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      2y ago New York, NY, United States

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  • stephanie.yang

    How have you been able to influence people to buy into your ideas and make them successful? Thanks! 

    How have you been able to influence people to buy into your ideas and make them successful? Thanks! 

  • stephanie.yang

    What would you recommend women with innovative ideas to do to share these ideas and make them come to life? 

    What would you recommend women with innovative ideas to do to share these ideas and make them come to life? 

  • stephanie.yang

    Can you tell us about some of your biggest successes, and failures (and what did you do about it!)? 

    Can you tell us about some of your biggest successes, and failures (and what did you do about it!)? 

  • Danica
    2y ago

    What are some of the perceived challenges and barriers for women moving into business? What advice do you have for women to overcome those obstacles/barriers? 

    What are some of the perceived challenges and barriers for women moving into business? What advice do you have for women to overcome those obstacles/barriers? 

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    2y ago

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  • Rachel Borowicz
    Rachel Borowicz Software Engineer & Arts Philanthropist
    2y ago San Francisco, CA, United States

    Congrats! What's next for the Women's March after the "Day without a Woman"?

    Congrats! What's next for the Women's March after the "Day without a Woman"?

  • Sasha Blemming
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    To Bob Bland - is this your original name?! Thank you!

    To Bob Bland - is this your original name?! Thank you!


Bob Bland
Co-Founder and National Co-Chair of the Women's March on Washington

Bob Bland is one of the Founders + National Co-Chairs of the Women's March on Washington. A first time activist and organizer, she is proud mother to 2 young daughters. She is also the CEO of Manufacture New York, a social enterprise that is rethinking the fashion ecosystem. An international [...]

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