Advocate for Female Founders.
Natasha Zena is ...
the founder and publisher of Lioness Magazine, the first digital media outlet focused on helping female entrepreneurs launch and scale high-growth startups. As the driving force behind the magazine’s editorial mission, in 2016, Natasha was recognized as an Emerging Leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. This journalist turned female founder was honored as one of the “Top 10 Women in Business in the Pioneer Valley” by the Women’s Business Owners Alliance in 2014.
She was voted “Top Woman in Public Relations” by Western Mass Women Magazine and under her editorial leadership, Lioness Magazine won the “Most Innovative Local Business” at the Springfield Republican’s Reader Raves awards. Natasha is also a 2010 recipient of BusinessWest’s “40 Under Forty” award. She has mentored entrepreneurs at several accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences, including the Massachusetts Conference for Women and The Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, Calif.
When she’s not telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do, she enjoys writing short fiction and spending time with her son.