Carolyn Childers of Chief: For Women Leaders, it Gets Lonelier Sooner


Season 2

Episode 54

Carolyn Childers of Chief: Building a Private Network for Powerful Women

To commemorate International Women’s Day this year, we are thrilled to introduce a special series featuring some of the inspiring female founders in GGV’s portfolio. Kicking off the series is Carolyn Childers, co-founder and CEO of Chief, a network designed exclusively for high-achieving women in leadership positions. Chief membership provides a private networking platform to connect and support women executives from all industries. Currently, Chief has over 20,000 paid members across 12,000 organizations, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Disney, IBM, Nike, Goldman Sachs, Netflix, Pfizer, Walmart, HBO, Lyft, and New York Times. That’s a long and distinguished list. Chief is a GGV portfolio company.
Prior to founding Chief, Carolyn was the SVP Senior Vice President of Operations at Handy, a home services marketplace. Previously, Childers led the launch of, where she was the general manager through its acquisition by Amazon. She has also held strategy and business development roles at Victoria’s Secret and Avon Products. Carolyn began her career in finance, working in investment banking at Deutsche Bank.

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