“Female Founders” to launch Spring 2023, Hosted by Rachel McCord"
As Reported in Variety on January 12th, ReachTV and Invincible Entertainment announced today, the co-production of the new original interview series “Female Founders.” The weekly series will be filmed at NASDAQ Marketsite Times Square, and hosted by Rachel McCord, entrepreneur and founder of The McCord List.
“Female Founders,” is part of ReachTV’s aggressive expansion into original programming. McCord will interview top female leaders from business and venture capital, including Jesse Draper (General Partner, Halogen Ventures), Sallie Krawcheck (CEO & Co-Founder, Ellevest), and Leah Wald (CEO, Valkyrie). Leaders will dive into some of the most complex problems in business and the innovative solutions they deploy, while working to advance a more sustainable and inclusive future. Episodes will explore insight, perseverance and wisdom from women leading today’s most innovative and progressive companies.
“Less than 2% of venture funding went to female founders in 2021, this is a systemic problem in the venture industry” said Lynnwood Bibbens, ReachTV CEO and Founder. “ReachTV wants to be a part of the solution and lift up stories of women in business, who have been marginalized within their industry for far too long.”
“Female Founders is a rare opportunity to hear in depth from the leaders shaping the businesses at the forefront of American culture,” said Tom Ashley, Invincible Entertainment CEO. “Everyone has a side hustle now, and they’re looking for tips to grow their business. Not only will our audience of travelers learn something from the valuable experience of Female Founders, but it will be incredibly entertaining with Rachel McCord at the helm. In addition to distribution across ReachTV and Business Rockstars, we plan on expanding to audiences at Bloomberg and USA Today.”
The series will be produced by Invincible Entertainment partners Tom Ashley and Thom Beers. Ashley is the Founder & CEO of Invincible Entertainment, a media and technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in motion picture distribution and streaming media technology. Beers is a three-time Emmy award-winning producer and former CEO of Fremantle Media, who has created shows including Deadliest Catch, Storage Wars, Monster Garage and Wild Justice.
ReachTV is a free ad-supported streaming television network with more than 40 million viewers per month. The network is distributed in 500K hotels, 2,500+ airport screens across North America, and powers 24-hour live sports in-flight. ReachTV brings together tech, data and storytelling to offer viewers a new connected media experience with shopability, and featuring a rich library of content with originals, live rights to the NFL, and licensed content from NBCU, AMC, Live Nation, Advertising Week, Fast Company and more.
Invincible Entertainment is a film and television distribution company with a content library of 5,000+ movies and TV shows. Highlights include Kevin Smith's "Yoga Hosers," "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog," “JBTV,” and “Paranormal Files”. Invincible's flagship streaming platform, Galxy TV (www.galxy.tv), is the first streaming service to pay viewers to watch and offers easy access to free streaming TV, ad-free premium subscription packages and movies on demand. Invincible owns 19 free, ad-supported streaming television channels, which are widely distributed on third party platforms including Plex, LG, Roku, FreeVee, and many others. Invincible also owns the YTA Broadcast Television Network, reaching over 41 million television households across the United States.
About Rachel McCord
Celebrity entrepreneur, author, producer and host, Rachel McCord is known as a major inspiration to millions of women, empowering them to create epic lives regardless of their background. Named “Master of Branding” and “influencer of influencers” (Daily Mail), McCord has served in a variety of capacities throughout her career including modeling, speaking, serving on boards, and founding her empire, The McCord List, a community of fellow celebs, bloggers, and influencers, and the top-rated show on Amazon Live. In addition, she has more than 1 million followers and is the Co-CEO of ViralBrand, an influencer marketing agency responsible for launching over 300 campaigns for companies such as Disney and Warner Bros.