#wcw: Liz Lee

One of the best parts of starting something like Women Catalysts is just how many women on a mission you get to meet. Liz is one such woman, aiming to make the world a better and safer place for marginalized people. Over the past two years, we've seen her go from giving her first Lightning Talks to pitching investors on stage and raising funding for her nonprofit. We can't wait to see what she does next.

Name: Liz Lee

What are you working on: Building a nonprofit, Online SOS, protecting freedom of expression, creating a safe haven for individuals experiencing online harassment. So when women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks are targeted and threatened online, they have a central place to seek professional help. 

What's your vision for 2017: Creation. Focusing on what's possible, being in action, and letting go of limiting stories and old habits. On a personal note, maintaining financial, physical, and emotional health. On a professional note, helping shape a future in which all Americans can be self-expressed online without fear, intimidation, or censorship.

Best thing our readers might not know about: The Dip (a super easy read by Seth Godin about when to quit and how to say no to opportunities). Dotted notebooks (Leuchtturm1917). Landmark Forum (professional/personal development curriculum that helped me a ton). 

What brought you to WC: An intention setting workshop in 2015 in search of community when I first moved here from NYC. What kept me coming back was The Catalyst Collective, Lightning Talks, speaker series, guided networking, LJT and KH, WC membership, and amazing badass women.

Where will we see you next: For better or worse, on social media! Trying to write more and increase awareness for our org, but would like to be more creative and concise. If anyone wants to advise, amplify, volunteer, or contract, let me know. And if you or anyone you know is dealing with online harassment, please know we’re here to help!