United by our shared belief in the power of women and commitment to changing power dynamics.

United by our shared belief in the power of women and commitment to changing power dynamics.

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NATALIE LEVY
Founder & Managing Partner

Natalie Levy is the Founder of She’s Independent, a women-first investment group offering an entirely new way to support women’s financial independence and influence through investing and board placements. As a member-led investment group, She’s Independent marries empowerment and action, with the ultimate mission of closing the power gap in investing by getting more women on the cap table, in the boardroom, and into positions of influence. Over the next 12 months, She’s Independent plans to deploy over $2M of capital collectively, and has invested in 13 deals since its formation in 2022. 

An accomplished engineer turned Wall Street derivatives trader, investor, and advisor, Natalie has over a decade of tech operational experience, a portfolio of 30+ seed through later stage private investments, and has experienced liquidity events across 3 of the first 4 investments in her growth technology portfolio with an average return >20X.

She resides in Boulder, CO with her loving rescue pup Beans and is passionate about gender equity and mental health awareness. 

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ARIEANN DEFAZIO
COO & Venture Advisor

Internationally recognized and award-winning startup executive, founder, and scientist, Arieann has managed 7 startups over 16 years with millions in revenue and a successful exit in February of 2020. She has launched over 20 products in a variety of industries from medical devices to software, developed innovation programs for universities and large corporations both domestically and internationally, and has private board level experience. Her deep expertise in all facets of operations and product development, with a specialization in pre-seed to Series A companies, make her the perfect operations lead, implementing product strategy, internal processes, quality management, and regulatory affairs. 

Arieann is Denver-based, and outside of the office you can find her bombing down a mountain on her bike, partaking in the best food and cocktails in Colorado, or in the workshop developing her next invention.

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RACHEL MEHTA
Vice President of Deal Sourcing

Curiosity and a love of learning led Rachel to angel investing and She’s Independent. Her early career was spent in libraries and museums, but later pivoted to sales and marketing, working for JPMorgan Chase and Bayard Advertising, among others. She later established and ran a marketing agency for 9 years, employing at-home parents with part-time projects to keep their design portfolios and resumes fresh. Supporting clients in a myriad of industries like cybersecurity, manufacturing, and healthcare, she loves to brainstorm with business owners and help them network. 

Rachel lives in NJ with her husband and 2 daughters. She loves to travel and recently went to Cuba to meet with its Jewish community leaders. 

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ARAVINDA SESHADRI
Venture Counsel Investment Member

Aravinda is the Founding Partner of Venturous Counsel, a uniquely mission-driven firm dedicated to exclusively representing underestimated startups and investors committed to prioritizing diversity in their own organizations, as well as assisting such business to find the right legal partner, to help level the playing field for these startups and investors in terms of access to quality legal counsel.

Aravinda received her law degree with distinction from Stanford University Law School and her undergraduate degree with honors in Language and Mind from New York University. She has represented a broad range of startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and public companies, working directly with high-level executives and directors, advising companies and investors in various equity financing structures, M&A transactions, licensing and strategic partnerships, as well as day-to-day counseling. She has worked with companies from formation through financing rounds to acquisition or public offering and been primarily responsible for SEC reporting obligations thereafter.

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ALEXANDRA SATINE
Partner Talent Network

Alexandra Satine was born and raised in Venezuela and migrated to the US, embracing both cultures to bring passion, commitment, and diversity to every facet of her career. As a former founder and entrepreneur, she is most passionate about building and leading businesses by creating an ecosystem of support. She is an entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful businesses. She brings nearly two decades of experience in operations and finance, driving success for Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups. Her areas of expertise include fashion, fintech, Web3, CPG, and healthcare. Alexandra Co-Founded Cohort to build individualized partnerships with high-growth founders to provide vital support to position startups for scalability and profitability.

Alexandra splits her time between New York and Miami.

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KRISTIN SALVATORA
Talent Placements Membership Lead

Kristin is an avid investor who is passionate about helping companies & first time investors.  Her day time career is focused on the Customer Experience in Tech. She is customer centered, innovative, and a strategic leader with broad experience through 17+ years of key client and customer service, retention and delivery responsibilities across healthcare, government, and real estate sectors. She has helped SaaS companies create and/or streamline their customer journeys, set up implementation, integrations, and account management. She has a true passion for mentoring, coaching, and growing teams while improving client outcomes, engagement and retention.

Kristin is Denver-based, where she spends her time being active outdoors as much as possible. Skiing, biking, hiking & camping are some of her favorite CO activities. She’s also an avid real estate DIY’er and investor.  

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JACKIE KIKU SNYDER
Head of Partnerships

Jackie is a Business Development, Sales, and Recruiting leader with 20+ years’ experience – serving as a Fractional Exec for heart-centered, mission-aligned, diversity-minded VC’s and startups through her firm, KIKU. Her super powers are creating seemingly unrelated strategic partnerships, outside-the-box collaboration, and connecting funding sources – which fuel her mission of impacting the world through innovation. Jackie is an investor (invested in 20+ startups, funds, and numerous real estate projects), MBA, community leader, and former NCAA Division 1 record-holding athlete. She creates and sits on boards such as Big Brothers Big Sisters CO, AHA Bring STEM to Life (for Girls), and City Year Denver Women’s Initiative. She founded an investment network: METHOD Investments. 

Jackie is CO and CA based. She loves Coaching women (certified), mentoring youth, biking, outdoors, dance, music, and international travel.

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LINDSEY ROHDE
Community
Lindsey is a community strategist, through and through, bringing together over a decade of experience in corporate, venture capital, and startup realms. Her jam? Weaving people, operations, and growth strategies into collective success. Within She’s Independent you can find Lindsey working on our member experience, community growth, and meaningful engagement!
 
Lindsey is all about being the ‘fun’ mom (her son says she’s earned the title). She’s often hitting the slopes as an avid skier, hiker, cortado drinker, and giving her time as a dedicated ski instructor volunteer with Ignite Adaptive Sports.
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NATALIE LEVY
Founder & Managing Director

Natalie Levy is the Founder of She’s Independent, a women-first investment group offering an entirely new way to support women’s financial independence and influence through investing and board placements. As a member-led investment group, She’s Independent marries empowerment and action, with the ultimate mission of closing the power gap in investing by getting more women on the cap table, in the boardroom, and into positions of influence. Over the next 12 months, She’s Independent plans to deploy over $2M of capital collectively, and has invested in 13 deals since its formation in 2022.

An accomplished engineer turned Wall Street derivatives trader, investor, and advisor, Natalie has over a decade of tech operational experience, a portfolio of 30+ seed through later stage private investments, and has experienced liquidity events across 3 of the first 4 investments in her growth technology portfolio with an average return >20X.

She resides in Boulder, CO with her loving rescue pup Beans and is passionate about gender equity and mental health awareness.

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ARIEANN DEFAZIO
COO & Venture Advisor

Internationally recognized and award-winning startup executive, founder, and scientist, Arieann has managed 7 startups over 16 years with millions in revenue and a successful exit in February of 2020. She has launched over 20 products in a variety of industries from medical devices to software, developed innovation programs for universities and large corporations both domestically and internationally, and has private board level experience. Her deep expertise in all facets of operations and product development, with a specialization in pre-seed to Series A companies, make her the perfect operations lead, implementing product strategy, internal processes, quality management, and regulatory affairs. 

Arieann is Denver-based, and outside of the office you can find her bombing down a mountain on her bike, partaking in the best food and cocktails in Colorado, or in the workshop developing her next invention.

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RACHEL MEHTA
Vice President of Deal Sourcing

Curiously and love of learning led Rachel to angel investing and She’s Independent. Her early career was spent in libraries and museums, but later pivoted to sales and marketing, working for JPMorgan Chase and Bayard Advertising, among others. She later established and ran a marketing agency for 9 years, employing at-home parents with part-time projects to keep their design portfolios and resumes fresh. Supporting clients in a myriad of industries like cybersecurity, manufacturing, and healthcare, she loves to brainstorm with business owners and help them network. 

Rachel lives in NJ with her husband and 2 daughters. She loves to travel and recently went to Cuba to meet with its Jewish community leaders. 

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CAROLINE RICE
Fractional CMO

Caroline has been building brands and creating lasting impact for consumers and companies for over a decade. Her passion for disrupting white capitalism and empowering women and marginalized communities inspired her consultancy, R&Co. Branding, and is what led her to She’s Independent, whose mission mirrors her own. With experience supporting clients spanning small, family-owned businesses to industry titans like The Coca-Cola Company Nestle, and Marriott International, she is excited to bring her expertise for building brand resilience to both the She’s Independent team and to the brands in the portfolio.

Caroline is Denver-based, where she lives with her partner, Emily. They can be found camping during the warmer months, and skiing when it’s cold. Or cozied up with a book and a cup of coffee, all year round.      

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ALEXANDRA SATINE
Partner Talent Network

Alexandra Satine was born and raised in Venezuela and migrated to the US, embracing both cultures to bring passion, commitment, and diversity to every facet of her career. As a former founder and entrepreneur, she is most passionate about building and leading businesses by creating an ecosystem of support. She is an entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful businesses. She brings nearly two decades of experience in operations and finance, driving success for Fortune 500 companies and early-stage startups. Her areas of expertise include fashion, fintech, Web3, CPG, and healthcare. Alexandra Co-Founded Cohort to build individualized partnerships with high-growth founders to provide vital support to position startups for scalability and profitability.

Alexandra splits her time between New York and Miami.

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KRISTIN SALVATORA
Talent Placements Membership Lead

Kristin is an avid investor who is passionate about helping companies & first time investors.  Her day time career is focused on the Customer Experience in Tech. She is customer centered, innovative, and a strategic leader with broad experience through 17+ years of key client and customer service, retention and delivery responsibilities across healthcare, government, and real estate sectors. She has helped SaaS companies create and/or streamline their customer journeys, set up implementation, integrations, and account management. She has a true passion for mentoring, coaching, and growing teams while improving client outcomes, engagement and retention.

Kristin is Denver-based, where she spends her time being active outdoors as much as possible. Skiing, biking, hiking & camping are some of her favorite CO activities. She’s also an avid real estate DIY’er and investor.  

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JACKIE KIKU SNYDER
Head of Partnerships

Jackie is a Business Development, Sales, and Recruiting leader with 20+ years’ experience – serving as a Fractional Exec for heart-centered, mission-aligned, diversity-minded VC’s and startups through her firm, KIKU. Her super powers are creating seemingly unrelated strategic partnerships, outside-the-box collaboration, and connecting funding sources – which fuel her mission of impacting the world through innovation. Jackie is an investor (invested in 20+ startups, funds, and numerous real estate projects), MBA, community leader, and former NCAA Division 1 record-holding athlete. She creates and sits on boards such as Big Brothers Big Sisters CO, AHA Bring STEM to Life (for Girls), and City Year Denver Women’s Initiative. She founded an investment network: METHOD Investments. 

Jackie is CO and CA based. She loves Coaching women (certified), mentoring youth, biking, outdoors, dance, music, and international travel.

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LINDSEY ROHDE
Community
Lindsey is a community strategist, through and through, bringing together over a decade of experience in corporate, venture capital, and startup realms. Her jam? Weaving people, operations, and growth strategies into collective success. Within She’s Independent you can find Lindsey working on our member experience, community growth, and meaningful engagement!
 
Lindsey is all about being the ‘fun’ mom (her son says she’s earned the title). She’s often hitting the slopes as an avid skier, hiker, cortado drinker, and giving her time as a dedicated ski instructor volunteer with Ignite Adaptive Sports.

Our membership experience is defined by our members.

From leading their first screening calls to mentoring new members on due diligence, it’s the members that make She’s Independent come to life. 

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Our membership experience is defined by our members.

From leading their first screening calls to mentoring new members on due diligence, it’s the members that make She’s Independent come to life. 

office meeting