Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Organization

Why was Visible Figures started?

Visible Figures was founded by Stephanie VanPutten in 2017 to connect highly successful, like-minded, founders, executives and investors in response to the inequities in venture capital, compensation, stock awards, fees, promotions, and enterprise contracts.

What is the primary purpose of Visible Figures now?

Our mission is to advance the health, visibility, and prosperity of women executives at the highest levels of their industry or domain across the diaspora. 

How does Visible Figures differ from Chief, YPO, Hampton, and other executive networks?

Visible Figures addresses the unique needs of an intersectional community of high-performing professional women.  We prefer quality over quantity.  Our members and partners are vetted.  Our programs are tactical and data-driven.  Our events are intimate and authentic.  

Membership & Perks

What is the membership criteria?

We have two tiers of membership: (1) Associate Members (managers, directors, VPs) and (2) Executive Members (founders, CXOs).  We evaluate the full scope of each applicant's education, network, community service, and professional trajectory. There is a very short application and interview process.

What are the primary differences between Associate and Full Membership?

Associate Members will have access to the Visible Figures private online community, content library, member directory, community circles, webinars, and product discounts. In addition to those benefits, Full Members will have complimentary registration to all events with private VIP lodging, mental health support, bespoke life/executive coaching, professional branding, personal styling, media promotion, warm intros, and 24x7 text support.

How much does it cost? How can I justify the expense?

Annual membership fees vary by tier, timing, and financial need: Associate ($250 - $500/year) and Full Member ($3,750 - $7,500/year). Financial aid is available. Membership dues cover staff, event expenses, operational expenses, and scholarships. Visible Figures is a registered 501(c)(3) professional association. We are happy to provide a letter for your employer and tax documentation.

How can I help?

Follow, Subscribe, or Apply. Stay healthy. Be excellent. Be visible.

Programs & Events

What are Community Circles?

Community circles are smaller segments of the Visible Figures community created to foster more intimate engagement, fellowship, and accountability. These segments are based on geography, industry, and affinity.

Can there be a Visible Figures event in my hometown?

Yes! We encourage members to host local meetups (rules and conditions apply).

Is event attendance mandatory?

No! Nothing is mandatory. However strong attendance and engagement is highly encouraged and rewarded.

What is the Capital Bridge Platform?

The Capital Bridge Platform is our proprietary relationship management system designed to equip our members with the coaching and resources needed to convert the warm introductions we make to deals. Less talk, more deals.

What are the health and wellness benefits?

We are addressing the health and wellness disparities for high-achieving executives via therapist in residence, wellness retreats, monthly check-ins, and database or 'green book' of primary care physicians, dentists, OBGYNs, fertility specialists, psychotherapists, and more to connect our members with the health and wellness resources they need, how they need them, when they need them.