From Maryland to DC, Female Founders are Building Networks to Strengthen their Own Ecosystem

Ashley Yesayan has good reason to believe in the power of community.  After a cancer diagnosis, she created a support network by developing an online village to help fellow cancer patients.

The founder and CEO of RealLIST Startups honorable mention OneVillage similarly believes in the capacity for women to support and uplift one another through intentional community-building.

“After seeing the power of the old boy’s network, I wanted to create an authentic and powerful community for women to collaborate and help each other,” she told