Liberty Interactive Corporation ("Liberty Interactive") (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB, LVNTA, LVNTB) today announced the 2013 Women's eCommerce Network (W eCN), a unique program that pairs established business leaders (the Council) with five early stage eCommerce companies (the Class) for a six-month mentorship period.
The 2013 program commences with a Summit in Silicon Valley, where each Class member is paired with two Council members who will counsel her through a targeted, business-enhancing project. The six-month mentorship period then culminates in April with a graduation ceremony hosted by Liberty Interactive.
The W eCN provides exposure to best practices and emerging trends, as well as networking opportunities with the broader Council through the Summit and the creation of an Alumni network. “We are pleased to have supported the W eCN through its successful first year, and are excited to sponsor the program again,” said Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive, President and CEO. “This network is a powerful tool for founders of young eCommerce businesses with real promise.”
Joining the W eCN 2013 Council are distinguished business leaders and entrepreneurs from brands in various growth phases. Many served as mentors in 2012 and return again this year. They are:Fiona Dias, Chief Strategy Officer, ShopRunner Susan Feldman, Co-Founder, Chief Merchandising Officer, One Kings Lane Kirsten Green, Founder & Managing Partner, Forerunner Ventures Divya Gugnani, Co-Founder, Send the Trend Jill Layfield, CEO, Backcountry.com Dawn Lepore, former Chairman, CEO, drugstore.com Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer, TripAdvisor Alison Pincus, Co-Founder, Chief Partnership Officer, One Kings Lane Kathy Savitt, Chief Marketing Officer, Yahoo; Founder, Chairman, Lockerz Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder, Chief Merchandising Officer, Gilt Groupe Joining the W eCN 2013 Class, and as selected through a nomination and application process, are entrepreneurs and founders of early-stage eCommerce companies. Class members include: Kellee Khalil, Founder and CEO, Lover.ly