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Women Entrepreneurs - Backing Women-Led Businesses: In Conversation with Peanut

Michelle Kennedy, Founder and CEO of Peanut in conversation with Sarah Courtney Dockett, Managing Director in Citi Private Bank.

Key topics covered:

  • Her experience of building Peanut, and how she drives innovation
  • The challenges she has faced as a woman entrepreneur
  • What the financial community can do to better support women entrepreneurs
  • How successful women entrepreneurs can “pay it forward”
  • Michelle’s advice for entrepreneurs


About Michelle Kennedy:

Michelle Kennedy is founder and CEO of Peanut, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps for women focusing on fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and menopause, which has raised $23m to date. Michelle was formerly Deputy CEO of dating behemoth Badoo, and during her tenure was integral to and inaugural board member of Bumble, (which IPOd in 2021 at a $13bn valuation).

Having worked in social discovery for ten years, Michelle has unprecedented experience and understanding of the safety and growth components of building a social network for women and continues to execute on her mission to make Peanut the leading network to connect women when they need each other most. She is also a strategic investor in several early and late stage startups, and institutional venture capital funds.


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