About Circular Board

ABOUT CIRCULAR BOARDthe accelerator for women who think bigger

Circular Board is a collaborative accelerator for growth-oriented female entrepreneurs who lead, or aspire to build, businesses with multi-million dollar revenues. We support women in business around the world through mentorship, content, community and capital, and connect founders to the resources they need to fuel growth. For more information on how our accelerator works and to apply, click here.

Our Commitmentempowering women and girls through entrepreneurship

We see a world where all aspirational female entrepreneurs, regardless of geography, access to capital, past experience or cultural convention, have access to the resources they need to grow, lead and scale their own businesses. We work to inspire and empower all women and girls to create the bright futures they deserve.

Carolyn rodzfounder, circular board

Featured in Fortune, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and more, Circular Board was founded by three-time entrepreneur Carolyn Rodz. She has raised billions of dollars of capital for innovative organizations, created a luxury retail line that sold in over 400 stores worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s, and Bloomingdales, and later launched a global marketing firm that supported specialty product launches within Fortune 500 enterprises and startups positioning themselves for industry leadership.
Carolyn now serves as an advocate for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to sources to capital, strategic partners, and mentors to create businesses that scale. She is committed to closing the gender gap prevalent in the startup environment by helping female founders implement key strategies for sustainable, accelerated business growth.

Carolyn was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a 2016 “Woman to Watch”, and was selected to participate in the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator. She is a member of the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, and Fortune Most Powerful Women attendee, and has received numerous accolades including being chosen as a Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur and American Express Micro to Millions awardee. She is a TEDx speaker, regular contributor to major media outlets, and is a board member for the Texas A&M Mays College of Business. Carolyn resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and two boys, Luca (3) and Henry (1).

Through the Circular Board’s Full Circle initiative, Carolyn provides grants and support to women-led cooperatives in developing countries.