PlumAlley.co grew out of the desire to meaningfully support female-founded businesses.
When women and men consciously direct their purchasing power to female entrepreneurs, they make a tangible contribution to the long-term growth and success of her company.
When a woman's business is successful she creates her own wealth. Through her creation of wealth, her family and community also receive the economic benefit. Successful female entrepreneurs have the economic power to invest in new female founded companies. More women become inspired to found businesses and have access to a greater pool of investment funds. PlumAlley.co's goal is to facilitate this positive economic cycle.
Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO of PlumAlley.co, executing her vision to see women achieve success through owning companies.
For the past 15 years, Deborah has been active in early stage companies as an investor and founder. Since 2009, she has been a member of Golden Seeds, the third most active angel network in the nation investing in female founded companies. In early 2011, she launched JumpThru, a for-profit company whose purpose is to encourage more women to use technology and create their own wealth by founding successful companies.
Deborah’s achievements and devotion to female-founded companies have been recognized in publications and organizations including:
Additionally, Deborah is a co-founder of Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator and has served as a judge for numerous competitions including Startup Weekend, Technovation, Columbia Social Entrepreneurs, Vator.tv, Columbia Business Odyssey and Women 2.0.
Prior to JumpThru & PlumAlley.co, Deborah had a 21 year career in investment banking and earned her MBA from Columbia Business School. She has served on numerous governmental, charitable and national non-profit boards, including Legal Momentum, The Citizens Budget Commission, Heart and Soul Charitable Fund, and French American Aid for Children.
You can follow her on Twitter @dbdj1007.
Pamela has an impressive career as both a strategist & product designer, as well as a Founder & CEO. Pamela has worked with clients such as Estée Lauder, The New Museum, Fashism and Chloe + Isabel improving the front-end product design. Pamela’s own company, Market Publique, which launched in 2009, has been featured in Lucky Magazine, Style.com, WWD and Daily Candy, among others. Pamela holds an MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons and has experience with several programming languages. She loves cheese, shoes, Instagram and Brooklyn. Oh, and that funny accent is because she was born and raised in Guatemala.
PlumAlley.co profiles female founders and their amazing products. Companies featured on PlumAlley.co must be 51% female owned, and have reached over $100k in annual revenue to qualify. If you know of a female founder or have founded a company yourself, please fill out a form on our website to be considered for PlumAlley.co.Nominate
PlumAlley.co promotes female founded companies on our Digital Map of Female Founders. Please let us know about your favorite female founded companies, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, by providing us with the information here (launching soon). Companies must be 51% female owned to qualify. Together we can elevate the awareness of female owned companies by literally putting them on the map!
Every Friday on Twitter, join us in tweeting the twitter handles for the female founders you admire. Your tweet should include their handle and the hashtag #FFFF (Female Founder Follow Friday). This action will help us find other female founders and amplify their presence.Plum Alley on Twitter
Plum Alley founder, Deborah Jackson will be mentoring at this year's BlogHer Entrepreneur's Conference. Join her and other amazing women at Silicon Alley on March 21st - 22nd. We are offering a discount code for PlumAlley.co users: Enter E13InventYourFuture during registration!Register Now