Third Act with Liz Tinkham

The Venture Capitalist with Heather Redman

After a successful career as a lawyer, Heather slowed down, played more tennis, and began thinking she was a bit over the hill. Until her daughter asked her what “all the other moms do,” prompting Heather to come back to work stronger, with more purpose, and with a dual goal to build community in Seattle and to garner more respect for women in tech.

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Liz Tinkham

Liz Tinkham is a dynamic leader and respected advisor to C-level executives on issues of technology, digital transformation, and leadership. Most recently, Liz served as Senior Managing Director at Accenture and a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Council (the top 0.02% of leaders). Today, she serves on the Board of Directors of particle.io, and Athena Alliance, Inc. The Third Act is Liz’s first podcast where she examines how both women and men have discovered passion and new meaning in the “Third Act” of their lives, after their big career has come to a close.

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The Venture Capitalist with Heather Redman

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After a successful career as a lawyer, Heather slowed down somewhat, played more tennis, and began thinking she was a bit over the hill. Until one day her teenage daughter asked her what all the other moms really do, and she realized she wasn’t done yet.

Heather came back to work stronger, with more purpose, and with a dual goal to build community in Seattle and to garner more respect for women in tech. Today, Heather is the Founder and General Partner of the Flying Fish Ventures Fund in Seattle.

Listen now to hear how Heather’s hippie history established her drive for building community and empowering women.

(01:32) Act One: the hippie

(02:36) Reed College

(03:40) Small fish, big pond (Stanford)

(06:31) 60 Minutes to financial independence

(07:34) Shedding the lawyer identity

(09:05) Summit Power Group

(13:04) The mirror

(15:20) Younger Next Year

(17:15) Being a connector, open to people and helping out

(20:18) My version of an ultra marathon

(23:47) Owning the money and being valuable

(25:11) Advice for aspiring venture capitalists

(26:50) The Athena Alliance allyship

(27:05) Thought experiment: the male twin

Get in touch with Heather Redman on Twitter @heatherredman, or visit her LinkedIn. Hear more stories of people who found new meaning and fulfillment in the third act of their life on Liz Tinkham’s Third Act podcast at thirdactpodcast.com.

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