Publisher, Natasha Zena
Posted on August 30, 2016 by Lioness Staff
At the age of eight Natasha was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do.
Cofounder and Publisher of Lioness, a startup and the leading digital outlet for female entrepreneurs, the former news reporter pioneered a platform to educate, elevate and support female entrepreneurs. Lioness gives women the latest news, tools and resources to launch startups and scale enterprises.
Natasha is a former board member of the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield and a BusinessWest “40 Under 40” award recipient. In 2011 she was voted Top Woman in Public Relations by Western Mass Women Magazine and in 2012 her startup was voted Most Innovative Local Business at the Springfield Republican’s Reader Raves awards.
In 2014 she was also honored as one of the Top 10 Women in Business in the Pioneer Valley by the Women’s Business Owners Alliance.
She has been a panelist on Millennials and Woman Entrepreneur discussions, a mentor at the 2014 Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, a regular speaker at Westover Job Corps’ “A Woman’s Worth” program for young women and host of 5, a talk series for women on innovation and entrepreneurism. Natasha is also a high school mentor through Springfield School Volunteers’ School-Based Mentoring Program.
She has been featured on a number of news outlets including the Boston Business Journal, StartupNation, under30ceo.com, thestoryexchange.com, CEO Blog Nation, WGBY and more.
Natasha is the proud mother of her son Shaun and resides in Springfield, Massachusetts.