Venture capitalist Kara Nortman played a part in making history recently, co-leading a group of investors — including superstar athletes Abby Wombach, Mia Hamm, Serena Williams, Glennon Doyle and allies such as Alexis Ohanian — to bring a National Women’s Soccer League team to Los Angeles, Calif. Called Angel City, the group hopes to be competing by Spring 2022, and is the first professional team in the United States to be women-led, women-founded and majority women-owned. How did Nortman pull it off (and finalizing the deal during a pandemic to boot!)? Well, with a lot of help from friend and partners, including entrepreneur Julie Urhman and actress Natalie Portman, and some inspirational quotes:
"The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper" — William Butler Yeats
"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair" — Shirley Chisholm
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