Nathalie Molina Niño
Keith Ferrazzi called her a “super-connector” in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone. Nathalie Molina Niño is the “fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly.” Most recently, Nathalie stepped in as Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a high-growth startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech.
A consummate intra & entrepreneur, Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20. She later graduated with a degree in playwriting at Columbia University, driven by the belief in the importance of storytelling in business. In 2012, Molina Niño co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College at Columbia University, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs, where she remains involved as a founding advisor.
In 2014, she was selected by General Services Administration’s SocialGov community to join a “dream team of public participation” to help in crafting a guide that details the best ways for the government to engage and collaborate with its citizens. In 2015 Molina Niño joined 24 women leaders in walking the Carrie Hammer runway at New York Fashion Week, featuring “role models not runway models.”
Prior to Athena, Molina Niño was involved in launching and growing a multinational business with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation within 6 years. At Lionbridge she helped lead the growth of Lionbridge’s largest business from approx $5M in 2003 to nearly $100M, including the inception of the strategic relationship with Microsoft Bing.
Molina Niño has advised industry leaders in both the for- and non-profit sector ranging from multinationals (Disney, Microsoft, MTV, The Discovery Channel, Mattel), early stage startups (Cranium, Onvia) and non-profits (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Affairs Council, Seattle International Film Festival, Hedgebrook). She contributes and is quoted widely, ranging from Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek to diverse media outlets from Bitch Magazine to Forbes and CNN Money. Molina Niño is, above all else, passionate about developing and supporting entrepreneurs of color and women-led startups.