The 45 Most Requested Female Guests For 2012

At The Startup Slingshot we strongly believe that the secrets to success can be learned from others who have been successful. Many of the requested guests have spent their lives learning what to do and how to do it. Luckily for us, their knowledge can be captured in the form of an interview and shared with countless people around the world.

In order to guide my search for guests in 2012, I recently surveyed The Startup Slingshot community to find out who they respect and would like to learn from in the coming year. Below is the list of the most requested female guests for 2012, in no particular order.

Please let me know who you think should have made the list in the comments!

  • Penelope Trunk
  • Kyle Smitley
  • Robin Chase
  • Katie Mitic
  • Cathy Edwards
  • Jessica Jackley
  • Danae Ringelmann
  • Caterina Fake
  • Marissa Mayer
  • Mary Meeker
  • Heather Harde
  • Eileen Gittins
  • Sandy Jen and Elaine Wherry
  • Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
  • Rashmi Sinha
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Gina Trapani
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Gina Bianchini
  • Dina Kaplan
  • Lauren Bush
  • Alexa Andrzejewski
  • Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki
  • Julia Hartz
  • April Henry
  • Sarah Prevette
  • Catherine Cook
  • Lisa Stone
  • Meg Hourihan
  • Mena Trott
  • Ashley Qualls
  • Justine Ezarik
  • Alexa von Tobel
  • Hayley Barna & Katia Beauchamp
  • Lauren Leto
  • Randi Zuckerberg
  • Leah Busque
  • Soraya Dorabi
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Meg Whitmen


  • I will be reaching out to these folks over the coming weeks. Please let me know if you have a connection or tie to any of the individuals on the list.



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About William Griggs

William Griggs

William Griggs is a product and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, & 500 Startups. In addition to his consulting work, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & ReadWrite. You can check out his podcast on iTunes (The Startup Slingshot TV) or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets.

In addition to everything tech startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife Elizabeth.

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