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Meet the Team

Frédérique Irwin

Founder & CEO

Frédérique is the Founder and CEO of Her Corner. She has spoken on the topic of the state of women and entrepreneurship at The White House, The U.S. State Department, as well as companies such as Marriott, Chobani, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, TD Bank, and others. She teaches entrepreneurship at the Kogod School of Business at American University and she holds an MBA from William & Mary and a BA from Davidson College.

Quirky Fact: English is her third language

Can’t Live Without: Champagne


Kimberly Berger

President & COO

Kimberly is the President and COO of Her Corner. She is an active angel investor with a passion for women-owned companies. She has worked with venture-backed companies and large publicly traded companies specifically in the areas of digital marketing and strategy consulting. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School with a focus in Marketing and Finance and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Quirky Fact: She grew up in Hawaii

Can’t Live Without: Ice Cream


Galia Gichon

Accelerator Facilitator

Galia Gichon is an independent personal financial expert with more than 20 years in financial services, including nearly 10 years on Wall Street and an MBA in Finance. She is an angel investor and has worked with Pipeline Angels, Astia, Topstone Angels and Refinery CT. She has been widely quoted in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, Real Simple and more.

Quirky fact:
I’m one of two girls. I’m a mother of two girls. My sister has two daughters. I have two step sisters on each side. My sister in law has two daughters.

I can’t live without:
Coffee (anyway anyhow anytime)

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Susan Apgood

Accelerator Facilitator

Susan Apgood is Founder and Executive Vice President at News Generation Inc., a media relations firm in Bethesda, MD. She earned her MBA from American University and BA from George Washington University.

Quirky fact:
I am obsessed with Scrapbooking!

I can’t live without:

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Dia Martin

Accelerator Facilitator

Dia is a Managing Director at OPIC where she provides financing to businesses in the emerging markets. She was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow focused on development finance from 2007-08 and has held several positions at Citigroup, Moody’s Investors Service and J.P. Morgan. She has a passion for advising and financing businesses that are committed to social impact. Dia holds an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Quirky Fact:  I have traveled to over 50 countries.

Can’t Live Without: Popcorn

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Towanda Livingston


Towanda R. Livingston is a successful and award-winning Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Executive. She is the Chief Business Strategist at Livingston Worx, a company she founded in 2017 which delivers innovative and transformational Equity, Diversity and Inclusion solutions to the government, public and private sectors.

Quirky fact:
I am 17 years older than my little sister, who I call “My Potato.” My little sister’s daughter, my awesome niece, I call her “My French Fry.”

I can’t live without:
My Sister Circle – They are my Destiny Builders

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