Liberty Interactive Kicks-Off Sixth Annual WeCN Program (Women’s Mentorship Initiative)

  • Leading Women Executives Guide eCommerce, Media and Technology
    Entrepreneurs towards Critical Business Objectives, Milestones
  • 2016-2017 Class Convenes at San Francisco Opening Summit

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”) (Nasdaq: QVCA,
QVCB, LVNTA, LVNTB) today announced the start of the 2016-2017 WeCN
program, a unique mentorship opportunity that pairs established women
business leaders and executives (the Council) with early stage
eCommerce, media and technology entrepreneurs (the Class) for a
six-month mentorship period.

The 2016-2017 program commences with an Opening Summit in San Francisco,
where each Class member is paired with two Council members who will
guide her through a targeted, business-enhancing project. The six-month
mentorship period culminates in April with a Closing Summit hosted by
Liberty Interactive.

WeCN provides exposure to best practices and emerging trends, as well as
networking opportunities with the broader Council through the Summits
and an established Alumnae network. The objective of WeCN is to
establish business relationships that will increase the likelihood of
long-term business success and create a supportive foundation for the
next generation of women business leaders and executives.

“Liberty is proud to champion female leaders by supporting WeCN,” said
Greg Maffei, Liberty Interactive President and CEO. “Now in its sixth
year, WeCN has successfully grown to reach over 100 women, including
prominent established Council members and the leaders of tomorrow
represented in each Class.”

The 2016-2017 WeCN Council is comprised of distinguished business
leaders, entrepreneurs and investors from leading brands and companies.
Many have served as mentors since the beginning, and we are excited to
welcome two new members to this highly talented pool of women. This
year’s Council members are:

  • Susan Feldman, Co-Founder, One Kings Lane (joined 2011)
  • Dayna Grayson, Partner, NEA (joined 2014)
  • Divya Gugnani, Co-Founder, Wander Beauty; Founding Partner, Concept to
    Co. (joined 2012)
  • Eurie Kim, Principal, Forerunner Ventures (joined 2014)
  • Katrina Lake, Founder & CEO, Stitch Fix (joined 2015)
  • Jill Layfield, CEO, Tamara Mellon (joined 2011)
  • Dawn Lepore, Former CEO, (joined 2011)
  • Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer, TripAdvisor (joined 2011)
  • Maureen Sullivan, President, Rent the Runway (joined 2016)
  • Jana Rich, Founder, Rich Talent Group (joined 2013)
  • Lori Twomey, Chief Merchant, zulily (joined 2016)

Joining the 2016-2017 WeCN Class are entrepreneurs of early-stage
eCommerce, media and technology companies. Class members include:

  • Shirley Chen, Founder & CEO, BAM
  • Stacey Ferreira, Co-Founder & CEO, Forge
  • Kelly Peeler, Founder & CEO, NextGenVest
  • Jacqueline Ros, Co-Founder & CEO, Revolar
  • Julia Straus, CEO & Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa, Co-Founder, TULA

Overseeing year six of the program are executives from Liberty
Interactive, including Andrea Wong, Liberty Board Member and President
of International Production for Sony Pictures Entertainment; Courtnee
Chun, SVP, Liberty Interactive and Robin Hickenlooper, VP, Liberty

Andrea Wong commented, “Over the past six years, the WeCN program has
really distinguished itself as a differentiated and highly effective
female mentorship program. The intimate exposure between class members
and dedicated mentors has enabled tangible results for our class members
and has facilitated relationships that last far beyond the program’s
formal duration.”

The sixth WeCN Opening Summit will take place on October 13, 2016 in San
Francisco. The agenda includes roundtable discussions and panels on
relevant themes such as building a strong team, early-stage employee
compensation and fundraising.

About Liberty Interactive Corporation

Liberty Interactive Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad
range of digital commerce businesses. Those businesses are currently
attributed to two tracking stock groups: the QVC Group and the Liberty
Ventures Group. The businesses and assets attributed to the QVC Group
(Nasdaq: QVCA, QVCB) consist of Liberty Interactive Corporation’s
subsidiaries, QVC, Inc. and zulily, llc, and its interest in HSN, Inc.,
and the businesses and assets attributed to the Liberty Ventures Group
(Nasdaq: LVNTA, LVNTB) consist of all of Liberty Interactive
Corporation’s businesses and assets other than those attributed to the
QVC Group, including its interests in Expedia, Liberty Broadband
Corporation and FTD, its subsidiaries and Evite, and
minority interests in Interval Leisure Group, Time Warner, Lending Tree
and Charter.


Liberty Interactive Corporation
Courtnee Chun, 720-875-5420