Female Founder Collective Has Launched in Chicago — and PartySlate is Part of the Movement

Female-owned businesses may still be the minority within the startup community, but thanks to the Female Founder Collective, more and more women will be empowered to do what they love and make an impact in their communities.

Julie Roth Novack, CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, is proud to be included in the Chicago launch and the first national campaign effort of the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. The mission of the FFC is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact their communities, both socially and economically.

Since co-founding PartySlate in 2015, Julie has worked to support women-run businesses and female entrepreneurs within the events industry and beyond.

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(Left to Right) Julie & Chris Weinberg - Photography: Suzanne Delawar; Julie & Mindy Weiss - Photography: Brian Leahy Photography

“I would not be where I am today without the help and support of the amazing female founders that I have met within the startup community and the events industry,” Julie says. “I’m proud to share that over 70% of the 6,000+ event professionals on PartySlate are women-run businesses.”

Started by designer, Rebecca Minkoff, the FFC is now spearheaded by Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, co-founders of Los Angeles- based fashion line The Great, in Los Angeles. Dana Gordon, founder of Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry, is leading the launch in Chicago, and brought in other prominent female founders like Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Marie Tillman of Mac & Mia, Danielle Moss and Alaina Kaczmarski of The Everygirl, and of course, Julie Roth Novack of PartySlate.

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