Victoria Colligan

Victoria is a serial visionary, ed leader in fun, no rx and lover of style. Her insight, savvy and understanding of female entrepreneurship have been acknowledged and requested by experts world-wide. As the founder of Ladies Who Launch, the first new media company to provide encouragement, advice and exposure to women entrepreneurs, Victoria created a platform that blends feminine sensibility with business as it relates to lifestyle, creativity and the bottom line. Since founding Ladies Who Launch in 2002, Victoria has elevated the company to celebrity status with her appearances on “The Today Show,” “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch,” “ABC News,” “Jean Chatsky Radio,” “CBS News” and the “Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.” Victoria and Ladies Who Launch have also been featured in major print publications and online media sites; including, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, Working Mother, Fortune–Small Business, Time, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Week, Women’s Wear Daily, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC.com. A versatile entrepreneur with an understanding of the importance of lifestyle, family and flexibility to women business owners, Victoria co-authored Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle. She also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul. She is known for her coveted Daily Launch Tips on LadiesWhoLaunch.com, which are circulated to the 100,000 plus community of aspiring and established women entrepreneurs and are the foundation of her second book: Dream it. Launch it. Live it. Often touted as the next Martha or Oprah, Victoria, through Ladies Who Launch, makes entrepreneurship in business and in life as accessible as Martha Stewart makes having a beautiful home and as emotionally resonant and life-changing as experiencing one of Oprah Winfrey’s “aha” moments.

Ladies Who Launch was conceptualized when Victoria identified an underserved niche of launching ladies and made several realizations. She recognized that not only were women starting businesses at twice the rate of men, but they were driven by a need for freedom and flexibility. As a result, women were redefining traditional business models with great success. It was on these tenets that Victoria founded Ladies Who Launch, making it distinctive from other brands. Determined to celebrate the entrepreneurial success of women at all stages, Victoria turned her passion for entrepreneurship into a thriving, sought after one-stop-shop for all things start-up. Ever resourceful, she drew upon her diverse experience in small business, law, website design, strategic partnerships, online media, marriage and motherhood to position Ladies Who Launch as a leading resource for women entrepreneurs at every phase of launching. Ladies Who Launch has exponentially expanded the reach—and increased the impact—of female entrepreneurs in the marketplace since debuting. Prior to starting Ladies Who Launch, Victoria worked as director of content and business development for Amsale, a high-end wedding gowns designer, where she re-launched their Web site, started an online magazine and developed numerous profitable strategic partnerships. Victoria began her career as a corporate lawyer at Kelley Drye and Warren in New York. She holds a combined JD/MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a BA with honors from Brown University. Victoria enjoys hiking, running, yoga, and traveling, which she does frequently, combining business and personal in the true spirit of entrepreneurship and the feminine!