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Loretta McCarthy, Co-CEO and Managing Partner, Golden Seeds

Loretta McCarthy is Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Golden Seeds, an investment organization that invests in early-stage, women-led companies in the United States.  Golden Seeds is one of the largest and most active angel investment networks in the country.  The organization is recognized as a leader in the movement to fund women entrepreneurs and for its advocacy of women entrepreneurs, gender diversity and the education of angel investors. 

Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested over $175 million in more than 240 women-led companies.  Loretta manages the national Golden Seeds angel network of 340 members.  She is a frequent speaker – in the US and internationally – about early-stage investing, women entrepreneurs and gender diversity.  

Previously, Loretta was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at OppenheimerFunds and was an executive at the American Express Company. 

Loretta is a board member of Take the Lead Women, an organization that supports the growth of women in leadership in all sectors.  She previously served on the board of directors of the Women’s Tennis Association, the governing body of women’s tennis worldwide.   She is a past President of Sanctuary for Families, which provides services to women who are victims of gender violence.  She lives in New York City.