Ita EkpoudomFounder & CEO, Tigress Ventures
Ita Ekpoudom is the Founder & CEO of Tigress Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm with a mission to engage, educate, and elevate the next generation of successful women business leaders and investors. She is also a Venture Partner at Plum Alley Investments, where she oversees investment opportunities and pipeline for high growth female founded and gender diverse startups. Previously, Ita held product management roles at TravelClick and American Express. Ita began her career at Goldman Sachs as an Analyst in Credit Capital Markets and then as an institutional Trader of Preferred Stock. Ita is a Sigma Xi, cum laude, graduate in Psychology, with a certificate in Finance, from Princeton University. She holds an MBA, with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Ita sits on the Princeton University Alumni Council Executive Committee where she serves as Chair of the Committee on Reunions, overseeing the annual event that welcomes 25,000 alumni and their guests. She is President of the Alumnae Association of W.O.M.E.N. in America, a leadership development organization advancing promising professional women.